New Zealand bar manager sentenced to jail in Myanmar for insulting Buddhist faith

March 17, 2015 9:27 AM

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A New Zealand bar manager and his two Myanmar colleagues have been sentenced to two-and-a-half years in jail by a Yangon court for using a Buddha image to promote a cheap drinks night.

The ad, posted on Facebook in December, triggered outrage in the former junta-ruled country, where surging Buddhist nationalism and religious violence has sparked international concern.

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