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Loudspeakers:religious freedom or noise pollution? (Yangon)


With Pyay becoming the first town in Myanmar to ban loudspeakers outdoors for broadcast of religious sermons and street sellers, and the high profile recent case of a young Dutch tourist arrested for disconnecting the speakers broadcasting a Buddhist sermon outside his hostel at 10pm last Friday, and a raging debate overwhelmingly in favour of 'banning the speaker' on Facebook, is it time to ask the question: Religious tradition, or noise pollution?

Yangon Forum