While the Rohingya people in Western Burma have suffered discrimination in the past, the current disaster is of unprecedented proportions.
We talk to Mahi Ramakrishnan, a blogger and documentary film maker from Malaysia, who has made three documentaries about the Rohingya people about the current campaign of ethnic cleansing by the Myanmar Government.
Mahi also talks about some of the possible ways forward to resolve this humanitarian and political crisis.
Asia Pacific Currents provides updates of labour struggles and campaigns from the Asia Pacific region. It is produced by Australia Asia Worker Links, in the studio of 3CR Radio in Melbourne, Australia
Jiselle Hanna and Pier Moro