Friday, December 3, 2021

Tag: New Year

Myanmar to free almost 25,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty: president

Myanmar's president Win Myint addresses the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) summit in Kathmandu, Nepal August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar/Pool

April 17 (Reuters) - Myanmar will release almost 25,000 prisoners in an amnesty to mark the traditional New Year, the president’s office said on Friday. President Win Myint said 24,896 people jailed across the country, including 87 foreigners, would be freed unconditionally “to bring delights to the citizens of Myanmar and taking into consideration humanitarian concerns”. The president gave no ...

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New Zealand rings in 2020 as new decade begins

December 31 (Mirror) - New Zealand has entered 2020 and a new decade with fireworks and huge celebrations in Auckland and Wellington. The clock struck midnight an hour after Samoa and Christmas Island, an Australian territory, were the first to enter the new year. Up next is eastern parts of Australia, including Sydney, where its spectacular harbour fireworks show is going ...

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