Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, August 5, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 08052020 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, August 05, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· U.S. House Hearings: An Update on the Rohingya Crisis
· Aung San Suu Kyi files to run in November elections
· AA’s Attack killed 3 Police and 3 Immigration Officers in Rakhine State
· Massive blast rips through Beirut, killing 78 and injuring thousands
· Pompeo and Taliban negotiator discuss Afghan peace process -Taliban spokesman
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: 6:00 minutes
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Ideas about face masks from around the world. Sources: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/ideas-about-face-masks-from-around-the-world-/5519719.html
Summary: Not since humans invented shoes or underwear has a single item of clothing become so common in such a short amount of time. From Melbourne to Mexico City, Beijing to Bordeaux, many people can be seen wearing this piece of clothing: the face mask. But rarely, maybe never, has anything else worn by humans created such widespread debate. Jeremy Howard is the co-founder of #Masks4All, a group supporting face mask use for everyone. Speaking recently about masks, Howard said there has probably never been such a quick and “dramatic” change in worldwide human behavior. Yet not everyone is accepting this safety measure, which health officials say is aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus. Many do not trust scientific evidence suggesting that masks can be an effective way to reduce new infections.
At demonstrations in the United States, Canada and Britain, people have criticized face masks. At one recent protest in London, a person argued against mask-wearing requirements in stores, saying: “People die every year. This is nothing new.” Mohammed al-Burji, a 42-year-old government worker in Lebanon, shared his thoughts on wearing masks with The Associated Press. He said he walks to work without a mask and does not worry. “There is no coronavirus, brother. They’re just deceiving people.” As of July 24, Lebanon had reported over 3,400 coronavirus infections and 46 deaths. Officials have made public appeals for people to keep wearing masks and to practice social distancing.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:01 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas from the camp naming August “The month of Sadness” and expressed their misery or guardian-less livings until now.
Translation Summary: 25th August 2017 is a sad but memorable day for Rohingyas around the world when Burmese military started oppression against them and nearly seven hundred fifty thousand Rohingya became homeless and took shelter in Bangladesh. Thousands of people were killed and people still can’t forget the tragic moments of their life. Azim Ullah a forcibly displaced Rohingya currently staying at kutupalong camp 3, said,” we’ve been tortured in many ways, slaughtered, raped, burnt and so on beyond one can imagine. We have been crying for our loved ones who went missing then. In this month right after 3 years we feel gradually degraded by losing our culture, education and religious practice like what we used to be comfortable in our homeland. We want immediate justice to the wrongdoings that happened on us”.
Nur Ullah also a forcibly displaced Rohingya is currently living in kutupalong camp 18. He said-,” We recognize this August month as genocide month. we do not have any guardian to solve our issue. Our case is not taken into the highest court. UN, OIC everyone has been telling Myanmar to stop oppression, torture against us but Myanmar don’t listen to anything. I