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SBS Radio Thai talked with Mr. Anwar Sha, the President of the Burmese Rohingya Community in Australia (BRCA) based in Sydney.
Parisuth Sodsai / SBS Radio Thai

21 May 2015 - 9:30 PM  UPDATED 21 May 2015 - 9:30 PM

The Rohingya, the Muslim ethnic minority, are amongst one of the ethnic minorities, subjected to persecutions.

The Rohingyas are generally living in the northern Arakan State, western Burma where as they are majority. However the Burmese authorities do not acknowledge the Rohingyas citizens.

As a result, there have been two major Rohingya refugee crises that took place in 1977 and 1992.

Due to continued persecution and ethnic cleansing about 1.5 million Rohingyas have been living in exile, particularly in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Malaysia, Thailand etc.