● Germany announces it will suspend development cooperation with Myanmar
● 76 Indian nationals returned to Delhi from China’s Hubei province, coronavirus base
● Airstrike hits Turkish forces in Syria, killing at least 33 Turkish soldiers
● Death toll rises to 38 in Delhi rioting over new citizenship law
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Report: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: Interview with a Rohingya activist urging U.S. government to pressure Myanmar
Translation summary: Tun Khin, president of the London-based Burmese Rohingya Organization UK, talks about recommendations to get Myanmar to improve treatment of Rohingyas and other ethnic minorities. He says the U.S. government should do more than sanction military personnel. For instance, he urges that the U.S. formally use the term “genocide” to describe Myanmar military actions against Rohingyas.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (stringer)
Topic: Rohingya refugees express frustration after decades of displacement.
Translation summary: Some people have lived in Kutupalong Registered Camp since the early 1990s, and their hopes for lives of opportunity have eroded. “We have been living here in the same place for years, like jail, and there are no proper facilities for us,” said Majed Abdullah, who was born in the camp. He also complained about the Bangladesh government’s decision to put up fencing – an effort now in progress – so “we can’t even visit a bazar.” Sara Hatu fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh in 1992. “If any person has lived in a country over a decade, they should be granted citizenship,” she reasoned. “Where is ours?” She worries that she, like other forcibly displaced people, has been unable to get birth certificates for her offspring.
“Our children always ask us, ‘Where are our rights, where is our place and what will happen to us in the future?”