Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Friday, July 03, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 07032020 1130 UTC
Today: Friday, July 03, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· The EU is giving TK 304 crore for Rohingyas
· Humans-elephants conflict increasing in Cox's Bazar
· This year, America's 'Independence Day' is being celebrated a day earlier
· More than 52,000 people were infected in a single day, surpassing all records in the United States
· Hundreds killed in landslide at jade mine in Myanmar
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: 9:55 minutes
Interviewer: Hamid Hussain (VOA Rohingya Lifeline reporter)
Guest: U Shwe Maungn, former Myanmar Parliament Member now living in Huston, Texas, USA
Topic: Myanmar election on November 8, 2020, and voting rights for minority Rohingya Muslim
Translation Summary: MP U Shwe Maung: First of all, I want to thank the U.S government for this wonderful opportunity, Voice of America Rohingya Lifeline Program which is first in history of broadcasting in Rohingya language.
VOA Rohingya Lifeline on-call interviewed former Member of Parliament U Shwe Maung told that whatever Burmese government does about Rohingya is not according to laws but policy. We were able to vote in 2010 general election, but we were barred from voting in 2015 general election, which was implemented illegally, based on policies.
All MPs in 2010 and 2015 election must have been born before 1990 because candidates must be at least 25 years old on the day of paperwork submission.
It did not matter if non-Muslims candidates’ parents held citizenship scrutiny cards or not when the candidates were born. But it was made mandatory for the Muslim candidates. All Muslim candidate’s paperwork was rejected with the illogical excuse of not being citizens. The government has double standards. I think this policy is still in practice and I don’t see any possibility for voting rights for Rohingya minority if they do as per policy, adopted this before, Mr.U Shwe Maung told VOA.
The Democracy and Human Rights Party (DHRP) raised some legal points with the Union Election Commission to allow our people for candidacy and voting. But the commission just responded that everything shall be according to law and it depends on how the immigration department responds.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:49 minutes
Topic: Two Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National Rohingya (FDMN) concern for fabricated torturing on Rohingya in Arakan and requested to the International community to recover all the hospitalized and quarantined Rohingya under the persecution of Myanmar government
Translation Summary: Mohammed Shalam said that he is from Khair Mura Para village tract of Buthidaung township. 42-years old Shalam said that he lives in camp-8E of Balukhali#1 where he works as a Rohingya volunteer teacher under Save the Children International (SCI). Shalam said that he left his niece Sokan Khatun and her family in Pung-Yu Laie village tract of Buthidaung township. Shalom heard that his niece is alive but he can’t contact with her since his coming to Bangladesh Rohingya camp. It’s the time of COVID-19 pandemic. Besides he heard that the Rohingyas are injured and some of them have died during the conflict between Arakan Army and Myanmar military that’s why he feels concerned about his niece and her family.
Hasan Ali said that he is from ward-4 of Buthidaung township. 28-years old Ali said that he lives at Balikhali-2 of Block#14. Shalom said that he has his uncle, brother and relatives in Arakan that’s why he tries and keeps communication with them. Ali heard that many Rohingya are hospitalized