Myanmar govt grants amnesty to 9,535 local and 16 foreign prisoners on New Year’s day

YANGON, Myanmar’s government on Wednesday granted amnesty to 9,535 prisoners of Myanmar nationals unconditionally according to an order of the President’s Office, reported Xinhua news agency.

The amnesty was extended on the occasion of Myanmar’s traditional new year and on humanitarian ground, the order said, adding that further scrutiny will be made to the remaining prisoners who deserve to be granted so.

The order also gave amnesty to 16 foreign prisoners unconditionally and deported them on humanitarian ground and in view of relations between respective countries and Myanmar.

On previous new year’s day, Myanmar’s government also released 8,490 domestic and 51 foreign prisoners under similar unconditional presidential amnesty order.

Source: NAM News Network