Progressive Voices

Genocide in Burma: The plight of the Rohingya Muslims

| August 9, 2013


Artist: Progressive Voices
Title: Genocide in Burma: The Plight of the Rohingya Muslims
Length: 0:14:19 minutes (13.12 MB)
Format: 44.1kHz, 128Kbps

Show Notes:

Genocide in Burma: The Plight of the Rohingya Muslims

Fatema Panju, activist and student at University of Toronto Mississauga, speaks to the struggle of the "most persecuted minority in the world," and Canada's connection to the ongoing repression in Burma.

Fatema gives a comprehensive overview of the history of the violence against the Rohingya Muslims, including a two-child limit on Rohingya families, sexual trafficking of young women, pillaging of villages, mass killings and ethnic cleansing.

Fatema also speaks to the lack of action by the Canadian government in response to the genocide, while they recently opened a new embassy in Burma as of last year and are increasing trade and investment in Burma's ample natural resources.

For more information on the plight of the Rohingya Muslims: and

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