28 Buddha statues missing in Myinmu
TWENTY-eight Buddha statues are believed to have been stolen from a monastery in Sagaing Region, a regional legislator said on Sunday.
Daw Nilar Lwin, a regional MP, said the missing statues were in the congregation hall of Zhwe Zaydi monastery in Pa Dat Daing village, Myinmu township, disappeared on January 8.
The 28 alabaster statues, which were about two feet high, were estimated to be worth K4.65 million (about US$3000), according to one devotee.
Taw Chaung Oo police station is investigating the theft under sections 380 and 295 of the penal code.
“The police are still investigating. Many Buddha images were stolen, but I haven’t heard that a culprit has been caught,” said Daw Nilar Lwin.