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Burma’s Nationalist Monk Wirathu Mediates Land Dispute in Mandalay

5 August 2013

Nationalist monk Wirathu is mediating a land dispute in Mandalay Division, where he is based, Burma News International (BNI) reports. Wirathu, who has risen to prominence for leading the 969 movement, is mediating a dispute between the Mandalay City Development Committee and a landowner who has been asked six times to move from his family’s land plot, BNI reported Saturday. “We need to show humanity,” the monk told the news network, expressing concern for the family in Mahaaungmyay Township The 969 movement is a nationalist movement that has been criticized by rights activists for urging Buddhists to shun Muslim businesses.