Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, July 22, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 07222020 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, July 22, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Amnesty International accuses Malaysia of 'human torture' over refugee caning
· Arakan Army Collects Taxes, Polices Streets in Parts of Myanmar’s War-Torn Rakhine State (with actuality)
· Arakan State: Heavy fighting between Arkan Army and Military in Minbya Township, a woman was injured (with actuality)
· U.S. wants to build coalition to counter China's 'disgraceful' menace, Pompeo says
· The US Department of Commerce on Monday blacklisted 11 Chinese companies for allegedly harassing and violating the rights of Muslim minorities in Xinjiang province.
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: 7:00 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Japanese Stores Test Robot Workers.
Summary: In August, a robot will begin placing food and drinks on store shelves in Japan. This is a test that the robot's makers hope will help create a wave of automation in retail stores. Automation is the process of using robots or computers, instead of people, for some jobs. The manufacturer of the robot worker is a Tokyo-based company called Telexistence. Following the test, store operator FamilyMart says it plans to use such robots at 20 stores in and around Tokyo by 2022. One of Family Mart’s competitors is the retail chain Lawson. That company will be testing its first robot in September, according to Telexistence. At first, people will operate the robots from a distance. These operations will continue until the machines’ artificial intelligence (AI) can learn to copy human-like movements. Jin Tomioka is the robot maker’s chief executive. He noted how the technology let people sense and experience places other than where they are. “It advances the scope and scale of human existence,” he said. The idea, called telexistence, was first proposed around 40 years ago by the company’s co-founder, University of Tokyo professor Susumu Tachi. Telexistence calls its robot the Model T, after the famous Ford Motor car. The Ford Model T began the era of mass car use around 100 years ago. The robot looks somewhat like an Australian animal -- a kangaroo. The unusual design is meant to help people feel at ease. Many people feel uneasy around robots that look too human.
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:15 minutes
Topic: The way food is being distributed from food distribution centers during Corona Crisis
Translation Summary: Mrs. Dilbahar Begum (70) is lives in Camp # 05, Block # G61, Lambashiya, Kutupalong, Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. She was a resident of Nurullahpara, Maungdaw, Myanmar. She came to Bangladesh in 2017 due to genocide of Myanmar government. Dilbahar said her family members are three. Before the outbreak of the Corona virus, she would have spent her days fairly well on the rations she received from the government but since the outbreak of the corona virus, the rations have been reduced a lot, which is causing us a lot of trouble.
Mr. Ayatullah (19) is a SARPV Nutrition Volunteer (Social Assistant & Rehabilitation For The Physically Vulnerable) , his current responsibilities include work at WFP Food Distribution Center, living Camp # 05, Block # G61, Lambashiya, Kutupalong, Ukhiya, Cox’s Bazar. He was a resident of Nurullahpara, Maungdaw, Myanmar. He came to Bangladesh in 2017 due to genocide of Myanmar government. He added, before the outbreak of Covid-19, no one could receive rations except the SIM Card holder