|Pink Buddhas on parade display of golden statues in neighboring Thailand (WQ)|
|Blasphemous Barbie dollhouse display with baby-sized Buddha decor? (Emily1957/flickr)|
|NZ man arrested in Burma|
- Three men have pleaded not guilty to insulting religion in Burma.
- The men posted were arrested for using a pink Buddha to advertise a bar.
- They were working in Rangoon, Burma's biggest city and former capital now replaced by the secretive, bunkered Naypyidaw.
- The men could receive up to two years in Insane Prison.
|Drinking alcohol is not a Buddhist virtue. Far from it. It violates the Five Precepts.|
|Don't name your bar Buddha Bar.|
The advertisement was removed and an apology posted, but Blackwood and his two colleagues were arrested. About 90 percent of insular Burma's population are Theravada Buddhist, and perceived insults to what is de facto the state religion are taken seriously.
|Now it is 1984.|
|Burmese monks and novices with cameras|
|A Buddhist monk or novice takes photos of New Zealand citizen Philip Blackwood.|
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|Big Brother (NSA) is watching you.|