Tag Archives: Myanmar

Jack Dorsey, Posting About Myanmar on Twitter, Is Accused of Being Tone Deaf [Mike Ives/The New York Times]

By visiting Myanmar for a meditation retreat, and tweeting about how wonderful the experience was, Jack Dorsey is lending financial support to a genocidal country. And speaking of tone-deaf, the Times headline makes it appear that Dorsey is being accused of merely being impolite, rather than supporting genocide, or at least ignoring it.

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Myanmar sentences tourist to three months’ hard labor for pulling plug on Buddhist chants

30-year-old Dutch tourist Klaas Haijtema says he thought the loudspeaker was a bunch of kids playing loud music and disturbing his sleep, so he unplugged it. He was sentenced to three months’ hard labor and fined $80. His lawyer says the Buddhist monks were the ones breaking the law by using loudspeakers after 9 pm. Even the Buddhist center’s neighbors say the place is too darn loud. (Saw Nang, The New York Times)