Rohingya “Lifeline” radio – Monday, June 08, 2020
MC & News: Hamid Hussain & Sami Ahmed
ROH Lifeline 06082020 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, June 08, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 8 minutes
· Aid Groups at Rohingya Refugee Camps Say COVID-19 Outbreak Might Force Care Rationing
· Myanmar Avoids Helping Rohingya Minority Despite International Court Order, Observers say
· Myanmar: Kyaukphyu townships Kaman Muslim demands return home from IDP camps
· Thousands Join Black Lives Matter Protest outside US Embassy in London
· U.S. senator Scott says China trying to sabotage vaccine development
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 4:45 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Hussain
Topic: Protests worldwide embrace Black Lives Matter movement Sources: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-protests-global/australia-asia-protests-embrace-black-lives-matter-movement-idUSKBN23D0BO
Summary: Thousands of people took to the streets in European and Asian cities on Saturday, demonstrating in support of U.S. protests against police brutality. The rolling, global protests reflect rising anger over police treatment of ethnic minorities, sparked by the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis after a white officer detaining him knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes with fellow officers beside him.
After a largely peaceful protest in London, a few demonstrators near British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s residence threw bottles at police, and mounted officers charged push protesters back. Earlier, more than a thousand protesters had marched past the U.S. Embassy, blocking traffic and holding placards.
Many thousands had also crowded into the square outside parliament, holding placards reading “Black Lives Matter”, ignoring government advice to avoid large gatherings due to the risk from the coronavirus.
“I have come down in support of black people who have been ill-treated for many, many, many, many years. It is time for a change,” said 39-year-old primary school teacher Aisha Pemberton. Police in the German city of Hamburg used pepper spray on protesters and said they were ready to deploy water cannons. One officer was injured, they added.
Coronavirus PSA: Mohammad Rukon Uddin
Duration: 1:30 minutes
Report: (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:31 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas are more aware about COVID 19 after reported first death of a Rohingya elderly.
Translation Summary: After reported first death of an elderly Rohingya, Rohingyas in general were worried for their risks. But now Government and other responsible authorities and persons are trying to create more awareness about COVID 19 in different means. Mohammad Yusuf, 49 years old Rohingya came to Bangladesh in August 2017. He has been appointed as Majhi after his arrival and he is taking care of his camp 3 DD 9 area. He said,” I have seen people are now more aware when they found people are infected and already one died. They are trying to follow guidelines and trying to maintain hygiene as best as possible. Now fewer people are going to mosques. He said. “I as a majhi visit door to door to provide information about COVID 19 if there are any. I also tell them to inform me if there are any person has the COVID 19 symptoms then I will tell the authorities to take care of the patient. But so far in camp 3 no COVID 19 patient has been reported”.
Song: Rohingya song
Duration: 6:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroze