Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, August 27, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 08272020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, August 27, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· Statement attributable to the Spokesman for the Secretary-General - on Myanmar
· Rohingya diaspora needs leadership, single voice to strengthen world opinion
· Melania Trump was the focus of discussion on the second night of the Republican Conference
· U.S. targets Chinese individuals, companies amid South China Sea dispute
· Flash floods kill more than 70 in Afghanistan
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: 4:15 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Rohingya hold ‘silent protest’ on anniversary of exodus to Bangladesh.
Summary: Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh held a “silent protest” on Tuesday to mark the third anniversary of clashes between Rohingya insurgents and Myanmar security forces that set off a huge movement into Bangladesh of people seeking safety.
More than 1 million Rohingya live in the world’s largest refugee settlement in southern Bangladesh, with little prospect of returning to Myanmar, where they are mostly denied citizenship and other rights.
The refugees said that because of the novel coronavirus they would not hold a mass gathering to mark what they call “Remembrance Day”. Authorities say 88 cases of the virus have been found in the camps and six people have died.
Three years ago, Rohingya insurgents raided 30 police posts and an army base in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, killing at least 12 members of the security forces.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:20 minutes
Topic: Two Rohingya youth concern about their future life and talk on how they are enjoying football friendly matches in the Rohingya migrant camp.
Translation Summary: Kurshid Alam said that he is from Hazee Bill of Maungdaw north and studied at class ten under the Government High School of Maungdaw. 22-years old Alam said that he lives with his parents at Kutupalong Rohingya migrant camp#07.
Alam said there is no field in the Rohingya migrant camp#07 that’s why he goes for playing football with his other 21 friends at Rohingya migrant camp#08E where they should pay 300/- taka for a match to the caretaker of football field. Alam also said that most of his friends do work as volunteer under NGO/Agency that’s why they pay by collecting the around 10-20 taka per head.
Riaz Uddin said that he is from Allay-ten-kyaw of Maungdaw sourth and studied at class ten under the Government High School of Maungdaw. 21-years old Uddin said that he lives with his parents at Kutupalong Rohingya migrant camp#07 where he works as a volunteer of child protection project under the Plan International.
Uddin said that they could play any sports such as football, volleyball, etc in Burma but here in the Rohingya migrant camp#07 there is no play ground So, Uddin said that they go for playing football to other camps where field is available to play but they have to pay for it . Uddin said again that Rohingya the 18 years old Rohingya had the chances to be aware and learn child protection, early marriage and other issues by the Child Protection of the Plan International but that project is closed due to COVID-19. Uddin says they have dreams and ambitions and still look forward to achieving it.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossai