The rumor mill has been a buzz for a week with mostly ridiculous rumors since the head monk was murdered. This would seem harmless except some of the rumors seem to be designed to enrage the simmering ethnic tensions in the area.
I was talking to friends about this and they made an interesting observation; the people here are from Burma and they can not get any honest news there...this is the normal way to find out what is happening.
The police know who killed the monk, but can not find him. There are no official reports about who paid the assassin. We will see if there will be justice.