Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:37 am
Interesting story about a Dutch tourist in Myanmar who was awakened by noise from a loudspeaker took matters into his own hands and pulled the plug on an amplifier.

Myanmar Gives Tourist Who Pulled Plug on Buddhist Chants 3 Months in Prison

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/07/world/asia/myanmar-mandalay-dutch-klaas-haijtema.html

A Dutch tourist who unplugged an amplifier that was broadcasting Buddhist chants, which he said disrupted his sleep, was sentenced to three months of hard labor in prison by a court here on Thursday.

Buddhist organizations in Myanmar often use loudspeakers at high volume to broadcast sermons, perform rituals or solicit donations, and many social media users took [Mr. Haijtema’s] side after his arrest was reported.