Brutal ethnic cleansing continues in Myanmar

The offensive that the Myanmar government instigated against the Rohingya population a few months ago in western Myanmar shows no sign of slowing down. In what can only be seen as an orchestrated attempt to arrive at a ‘final solution’ by expelling all Rohingya people, there are now an estimated one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. An unknown number of Rohingya people have been murdered by the military or have perished in the journey to escape. While there are powerful economic interests behind such ethnic cleansing, competition for land and resources between local populations in Rakhine state is another big driver of this disaster.