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Fleeing Persecution (Extra Scene From 'Escape From Myanmar')

In this extra scene from "Escape From Myanmar," VICE News visits Malaysia’s Klang District to meet some of the Rohingya people who left Myanmar in search of a better life.
February 18, 2016, 7:41pm

The Rohingya people, a Muslim minority community, suffers from widespread persecution and discrimination in the majority Buddhist country of Myanmar. Violent sectarian clashes and rioting have destroyed villages and homes, leaving many Rohingyas with no option but to live in government-controlled camps for the internally displaced. The camps are overcrowded, and medical facilities are in short supply.

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Those who flee Myanmar to seek a better life in Malaysia risk their lives making the perilous crossing over the sea. On the boats that ferry them, extortion, beatings, and starvation are commonplace. Upon arriving in Malaysia, for some, life is no better.

VICE News travels to Myanmar to speak with the Rohingya people living in government-controlled camps, and also investigates what happens to those who flee the country and cross the dangerous seas to Malaysia.

In this extra scene, VICE News visits Malaysia's Klang District to meet some of the Rohingya people who left Myanmar in search of a better life.

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