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‘For the peace and pleasure of the people’: Myanmar pardons more than 9,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty

Myanmar began releasing more than 9,000 prisoners on Wednesday, with many drug offenders among the first to walk free, but just two political detainees, after the president declared an amnesty on the first day of the traditional New Year.President Win Myint said 9,353 prisoners, including 16 foreigners, had been pardoned in a gesture designed “for the peace and pleasure of the people, and taking into consideration humanitarian concerns”.Authorities were scrutinising who should be pardoned among…... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, ‘For the peace and pleasure of the people’: Myanmar pardons more than 9,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you ‘For the peace and pleasure of the people’: Myanmar pardons more than 9,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty

 

 

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Published By: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Wednesday, 17 April

 

 

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