[Mr. Mike Hancock in the Chair] — Burma

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:11 am on 9th December 2009.

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Photo of John Pugh John Pugh Shadow Minister (Health), Shadow Minister (Treasury) 10:11 am, 9th December 2009

On rape as a matter of policy, I have been told by people from the Karen community that the sinister ideological rationalisation is that the military rulers regard the tribes as troublesome and feel that by diluting the gene pool through rape and the creation of mixed-breed children they are doing their bit to progress ethnic cleansing. That is a particularly revolting rationalisation.