Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Friday, September 25, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 09252020 1130 UTC
Today: Friday, September 25, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 8 minutes
· International Community in Bangladesh Visit Cox’s Bazar, Reiterate Support for Bangladesh and Commitment to Rohingya Response.
· Senators Markey, Merkley, Cardin, and Durbin to Introduce Legislation Directing State Department to Issue a Rohingya Genocide Determination
· Trump has not said anything clear about a peaceful transfer of power
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: 7:30 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: A Forcibly Displaced Myanmar National (FDMN) Rohingya Expresses Concern for not Getting Foods with SIM Card and Delay in Getting Gas for Cooking.
Translation Summary: Moolana Neyamot Ullah said that he is from Shitafuru village tract of Maungdaw. 41 years old Neyamot said that though they are the genuine citizen of Arakan, Myanmar the Myanmar government compel them to flee from their motherland to Bangladesh because of being Rohingya Muslim. So, Neyamot never imagined and hoped that the Bangladesh government would shelter them and the NGO/INGO would support them to survive like now that's why he is very much grateful to all kindly supporters he says.
But , Neyamot said that are not now receiving ration with SIM Card though they used to get with SIM Card by World Food Program(WFP) 2-years ago . The families of the other sub-block of Camp-8W are getting per head 13-14 KG rice, oils, garlic, onions and others that is why they did not suffer as well but the families that are still getting with WFP provided tokens are getting only rice, lentils and oils which are not enough for them that is why they are suffering very much and just surviving in this lockdown of COVID-19 where they have no chance to earn for their family Maintenance said Neyamot.
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 9:55 minutes
Interviewer: Hamid Hussain (VOA Rohingya Lifeline reporter)
Guest: Ali Johar @ Maung Thein Shwe
Founder of Rohingya Literacy Program, Education Coordinator of Rohingya Human Rights Initiative, and a “Global Youth Peace Ambassador” recognized by the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. Based in India. https://freerohingyacoalition.org/en/alijohar/
Topic: Political situation in Myanmar and aggression in Rakhine state between the Arakan Army and Tetmadaw (military)
Translation Summary: Ali Johar told VOA Rohingya Lifeline that looking at the political situation in Myanmar and aggression in Rakhine state between the Arakan Army and Tetmadaw (military), it seems Rakhine will emerge as an independent state sooner or later or there are high possibilities that Arakan will be grossly used as an economic zone by China as they have already created economic zone in Rakhine State. But what’s for Rohingya? They will never have a chance to return to their original homes! Therefore, we must be able to show the political benefits to countries like the USA and India if they support the cause of Rohingya. Because the Arakan Army is supported by the Chinese government so politically, countries like the USA and India needs Rohingyas by their side and Rohingya needs their support to restore our rights in our land. Our leaders should think deeper into that policy and find out a sustainable goal.
Ali said, In India approximately 18,500 Rohingya have found refuge across the country; the majority is in Hyderabad, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi. All are registered to UNHCR mandate as refugees but termed as illegal