via The Irrawaddy, 16 May 2023: The Myanmar military regime is actively searching for individuals who took and shared photos of flooded pagodas in Bagan, a World Heritage-listed temple city, possibly due to their displeasure over the images showcasing the impact of the flooding on the country’s historical site.
The Myanmar military regime is searching for people who shot photos of flooded pagodas in Myanmar’s World Heritage-listed temple city, Bagan, according to local sources.
Heavy rain triggered by Cyclone Mocha at the weekend led to parts of Bagan flooding, with rainwater engulfing some temples. Several ancient temples, including the famous Ananda Temple and Shwezigon Pagoda, were flooded.
District-level junta officials in Mandalay Region’s Nyaung-U told people not to post photos of flooded pagodas on social media, and also ordered staff to search for those who took and posted pictures of flooded temples.