Cambodia today marks Visak Bochea Day, a celebration of the birth, enlightenment, and death (nirvana) of Master Buddha.
Cambodia celebrates Visak Bochea Day every year, the day of birth of the Buddha. As a Buddhist country, Cambodia marks the Visak Bochea Day as one of the most important public holidays observed across provinces and cities.
77 inmates are to either be pardoned or have their sentences reduced.
The National Commission for the Evaluation of Prisoners has selected 77 inmates to either be pardoned for their crimes or have their sentences reduced for the upcoming Visak Bochea Day on Saturday.
The Justice Ministry to select 77 prisoners for pardon and sentence reduction on Visak Bochea Day, May 18.
Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana will lead a meeting today to review requests for pardons or sentence reductions.
Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana will lead a meeting tomorrow to review requests for pardons or sentence reductions from 252 prisoners, including 16 women, to coincide with Visak Bochea Day on May 18.
Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana and the National Commission for the Evaluation of Prisoners will review the pardon requests of prisoners for Visak Bochea Day.
No alcohol ads during Visak Bochea Day in May and Meak Bochea Day in February.
Inmates now have three additional opportunities to request royal pardons.
The Justice Ministry selects 34 out of 228 prisoners who sought royal pardons.
Justice Minister will lead a meeting today to review and evaluate 228 prisoners.