Buddhist devotees visit Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon to mark Thadingyut festival earlier this month. Photo: AFP
Buddhist devotees visit Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon to mark Thadingyut festival earlier this month. Photo: AFP
Myanmar

Myanmar devotees charged over sex doll stunt at holiest Buddhist shrine

  • The group of around eight people attempted to bring ‘lady dolls’ into the towering, gold-plated Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon on Saturday
  • They planned to carry out ‘ritual incantations’ with the dolls and are now being prosecuted by Myanmar’s religious affairs ministry, state media said

Buddhist devotees visit Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon to mark Thadingyut festival earlier this month. Photo: AFP
Buddhist devotees visit Shwedagon pagoda in Yangon to mark Thadingyut festival earlier this month. Photo: AFP
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