Rabat - There is no doubt about who is the villain of this story. UN and Human Rights observers and workers have collected unquestionable evidence that ethnic cleansing is happening in Burma, and that it is the Burmese government that is responsible, if not directly, then by not protecting the religious minorities, especially the Muslim Rohingya to whom it has, since 1982, denied Burmese nationality.

Rohingya migrants sit on a boat drifting in Thai waters off the southern island of Koh Lipe in the Andaman sea on May 14, 2015. The boat crammed with scores of Rohingya migrants -- including many young children -- was found drifting in Thai waters on May 14, according to an AFP reporter at the scene, with passengers saying several people had died over the last few days. AFP PHOTO / Christophe ARCHAMBAULT
Abdellatif Zaki is a professor of Languages and Communication at Institut Agronomique et Vétérinaire Hassan II, Rabat, Morocco.