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Myanmar jails Dutch tourist for pulling plug on Buddhist sermon

A Myanmar court on Thursday jailed a Dutch tourist for three months with hard labour for insulting religion after he unplugged an amplifier relaying a late-night Buddhist sermon. Klass Haytema, 30, was arrested two weeks ago after he pulled the plug on the Buddhist service held near his hotel in the northern city of Mandalay, complaining about the noise. Slights against religion are treated with extreme seriousness by the courts and a pious public in Buddhist-majority Myanmar.
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