Burma Times Correspondent: May 15, 2015
A Rakhine trader has been killed by Buddhist nationalists after he refused to stop doing trade with Muslims.
U Shawa, a cattle trader in Pauktaw had business dealings with Kaman Muslims in the area. For the last few days, some hardcore nationalists with links to 969 have been urging him to cease business activities with the Muslims.
The trader refused saying that there was no reason to boycott the Muslims.
On Monday night, four masked men entered his house and stabbed him with sharp weapons.
Kamans have traditionally been accepted as an indigenous group of Arakan. However the rise of Buddhist nationalism has reversed their fortunes. Since 2012, many Kamans have been living a miserable life in IDP camps, separated from their Rakhine neighbours. Buddhist nationalist groups such as the 969 say that all Muslims, including the Kamans should be boycotted.