Court rejects monk’s lawsuit against US Embassy over Buddha image

MANDALAY—A court in Kamayut Township on Thursday rejected a lawsuit filed against the US ambassador and two others by a nationalist for allegedly defaming Buddhism. Nationalist monk U Parmaukha filed the lawsuit against US Ambassador Scott Marciel, the artist who painted the picture and the person who posted the picture on the official Facebook page […]

2 Burmese & Kiwi jailed for religious insult

The use of Buddha in a promotional poster on a Myanmar bar Facebook page has landed a New Zealand national and two Burmese men in jail. Philip Blackwood appeared in court accused of contravening Myanmar’s stringent religious insult laws. The promotional poster for the V Gastro bar showed an image of the Buddha wearing DJ […]