Thursday, March 26, 2015



Man jailed in Myanmar for using image of Buddha to promote cheap drinks



A MYANMAR court has sentenced a New Zealand bar manager and his business associates to two years and six months in prison for insulting Buddhism over a flyer that showed a psychedelic depiction of Buddha wearing headphones.

Blackwood, 32, Tun Thurein and Htut Ko Ko Lwin were given two years of hard labour for insulting religion and six months for disobeying an order from a public servant.

Blackwood’s lawyer Mya Thway had earlier told the court his client had not intended to insult religion and was simply promoting a cheap drinks night.

But Agence France-Presse reports that Judge Ye Lwin said on Tuesday that although Blackwood posted an apology, he had “intentionally plotted to insult religious belief” when he uploaded the mocked-up image on Facebook.

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When in Rome ....


6 comments:

Bird of Paradise said...

Yet they said nothing when trash artists Anrea Sorano displayed a picture of christ in urine in fact it was hailed as art by the NEA(Nation Endowment for the Arts)and paid for by the tax payer

Anonymous said...

How can you insult a religion whose goal is nothingness? Since their religion has no diety, how is it insulted?

Anonymous said...

Mohammed wasn't a deity either but "insulting" him seems to be more serious than re Allah.

Anonymous said...

So much for another religion of peace. Time to cleanse the country of the followers of those religions who claim supremacy over all.

Anonymous said...

Religion is one of the great evils of the World.

M.C. Bird said...

Remember when the muslims blew up those two budda idols becuase they were unismalic? just wait for them to be aiming for the statue of Christ the Redemer that looks over Rio