In Nay Pyi Taw, a marble statue of Min Aung Hlaing, the military leader, is worshiped. It’s a form of memory that he established before he died. The hard part is that he charges a fixed entrance fee to visit the statue of Marawijaya Buddha. The Military Council announced that the statue would be picked up from August 20th at the specified rates. The entrance fee is 1,000 kyats per adult and child. 10 dollars per foreigner. In addition, other taxes have been collected. 5,000 for a phone camera. Car admission is 20,000. Buddhists who can’t afford it, if they want merit, they should never come here as pilgrims from home.
A military leader is like a commercial god. I’ve only heard of asking for monkey rice. Now they are asking God for money” he did. Those who can’t afford money, those who have to eat from day to day, don’t come to manual labor without extra income. From the beginning, the military leader who was not centered on the people showed that the god he established was not forced to be centered on the people. Even a god as powerful as Shwedagon does not ask for money from the people. The temple built by the military leader has gone down in history as the first temple in Burma to charge an entrance fee.