Buddha doesn’t wear headphones in Myanmar – three men imprisoned for an online image

buddha does not wear headphones in myanmar

A while ago I posted “What is that makes my Buddha smile?”, with an image of a Buddha wearing headphones. I didn’t go to jail for it. It never occurred to me that I could.

Recently, a bar in Myanmar posted the image at the top of this post to advertise an event. Now the owner, the bar manager and the restaurant manager have received jail sentences.

You can find the New York Times report here and the BBC version, including a video, here

What makes my Buddha smile? The karma that the men enforcing this law have earned for themselves.


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