Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Monday, August 24, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed, Hamid Hussain & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 08242020 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, August 24, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Three years of the Rohingya crisis (25 August)
· UN Refugee Agency Urges Myanmar Actions to Solve 3-Year-Old Rohingya Refugee Crisis
· 'Facebook had role in violence in Myanmar forcing Rohingyas to flee'
· The Republican National Convention Begins Today (Monday)
· President Trump's new initiative to gain the support of Indian Americans living in the United States
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: 5:53 minutes
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Airline Companies Struggle to Persuade Public to Fly.
Summary: The U.S. airline industry continues to face major financial losses after a sharp drop in air travel caused by the coronavirus crisis. The companies say measures such as requiring face masks and operating hospital-quality air cleaners make sitting in an airplane safer than many other indoor settings. Public opinion studies, however, have suggested that many people still do not feel good about getting on a plane. In a June study by Consumer Reports of 1,000 people, 70 percent said they believed flying was either very or somewhat unsafe. Those questioned said they thought going to a hospital emergency room or standing in line to vote was safer than getting on a plane. In another study requested by an airline trade group, the biggest concern of travelers was the possibility of sitting next to an infected person.
John Kontak is a schoolteacher from Phoenix, Arizona. He told The Associated Press he had this fear as soon as he stepped onto a crowded American Airlines flight this summer to Ohio. “I don’t know anything about this person who is sitting a foot away from me,” Kontak said. “They took the bottom line or the dollar over the safety of passengers. Next time, I’d rather drive back to Ohio than fly — it’s safer because I can control it.”
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:30 minutes
Topic: The Forcibly Displaced Myanmar Nationals talk about their tribulations .
1. Translation Summary: Ershad Ullah said that he is from Tombazar of Buthidaung Township and lives with his parents at Bangladesh Cox’s Bazar Rohingya Refugee Camp#07. 21-years old Ullah said that when the Myanmar government’s military started firing the houses of Rohingya, brutally arresting, gun firing/shooting, killing and others on Rohingya then he came to Bangladesh with his parents to escape the persecution of Myanmar government’s military from his ancestral motherland Arakan, Burma on 25th August, 2017.After arriving to Bangladesh Rohingya Refugee camp, Ullah hopes that the international community will help them for their justices, rights and return to his motherland within a month to three but he can’t see that way and any kind of improvement to return though it is going to be three years’ tomorrow’s 25th August 2020 said Ullah.
Mohammed Solim said that he is from Bolibazar of Maungdaw of Arakan, Burma and lives with his family at Bangladesh, Cox’s Bazar Rohingya Refugee Camp#07. 42- years old Solim said that from the beginning of 1947, the Rohingya’s identity by born citizenship of Arakan, Burma has been deprived and the Rohingyas have been subjected to untold torture, oppression, killing by the Myanmar government.
Mohammed Ershad said that he is from Ngakhura village tract of Muangadaw north, Arakan, Burma and lives at Bangladesh, Cox’s Bazar Rohingya Refugee camp since his coming from Arakan