Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, August 19, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 08192020 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, August 19, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· IOM opens 120-bed COVID-19 Isolation & Treatment Center in Cox’s Bazar
· The Democratic Party calls for party unity
· How many states did President Trump visit on Monday?
· Estimated 7,000 Candidates to Contest in Upcoming Polls in Myanmar
· Rakhine Government Refuses to Approve A Plot of Land for IDP Shelters
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: 5:27 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Russia’s fast vaccine approval creates interests and concerns worldwide.
Summary: Russia’s approval of a vaccine against the new coronavirus after less than two months of human testing has caused interest and concern around the world. Russian officials said on Wednesday that the first supplies of the vaccine would be ready for some medical workers within two weeks. They also rejected safety concerns about the vaccine, calling them “groundless.” Here are some of the reactions from around the world:
Israel’s health minister said his country will examine Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine and enter negotiations to buy it if it is found to be a “serious product.” On Wednesday, scientists in the Philippines were to meet representatives of the Russian research facility that developed the vaccine. The scientists were to discuss possibly taking part in clinical tests and looking at its research information.
The governor of Brazil’s Paraná state Ratinho Junior was expected to meet with the Russian ambassador to Brazil on Wednesday. The governor hoped to discuss the terms of an agreement to produce the vaccine. Brazil’s health agency said it had not yet received a request to permit the Russian vaccine in the country. It also said it could not comment on the safety or effectiveness of it without receiving information from the Russian laboratory that developed the vaccine. The Central Asian country of Kazakhstan plans to send government officials to Moscow later this month to discuss possibly receiving supplies of the preventive treatment.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:27 minutes
Topic: A Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National Rohingya talks about their Plight
Translation Summary: Mohammed Rafique said that he is from Noya Para village tract of Mingayzy Hamlet of Buthidaung township. 55-years old Rafique said that he lives with his family at Jamtoli Camp-15 of Balukhali#1 of Ukhia,Cox’s Bazar.
Rafique said that the Rohingya were being oppressed, tortured, raped, killed, arbitrarily arrested as per plan that was done by the direction and guidelines of General Nay Wing. Also Rohingya homes were burnt down, the Rohingya women and girls were raped, men and boys were slaughtered, killed and jailed and the innocent babies were thrown into the fire during the 25th August 2017 raid by the Myanmar military, police, Rakhine(Mog), Myanmargyi, Dyina and others which compelled Rohingya’s from their ancestral motherland Arakan.
Rafique still feels traumatic when he remembers 25th August 2017 said Rafique.
Also Rafique wanted to request concerned NGO/ Agency, government of Bangladesh and internal community to ensure educational facility for the Rohingya children in the migrant camp if the repatriation process take long time and make the government of Myanmar, government of Bangladesh and the Rohingya Representative on a round table for a meaningful and dignified repatr