Phnom Penh (FN), May 11 - Ministry of Justice requested to His Majesty King to grant amnesty to 77 convicts, 9 females, among the 252 convicts on Visakha Bochea 18 May 2019, according to the ministry's spokesman Kim Santepheap on Friday.

Cambodia grants amnesty during three major festivals in Cambodia: Khmer New Year, Water Festival, and Buddha’s Day – Visakha Bochea.

During Khmer New Year in April, His Majesty King granted amnesty to 134 convicts, 28 females, among the 460 convicts.

Amnesty reduces imprisonment terms in four categories: reducing six months, nine months, 12 months, and reducing from "lifetime imprisonment" to 20 years.