Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, October 22, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 10222020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, October 22, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· UNHCR Appeals Stronger International Support for Rohingya Crisis
· Bangladesh trying to achieve the maximum from the Rohingya crisis
· Myanmar is not complying with the ICJ's interim order on the Rohingya genocide
· Fiancee of Khashoggi, human rights group sue Saudi crown prince in U.S.
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: 6:09 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: California Approves Company to Test Cars with No Drivers
Summary: A company testing driverless cars has received permission from the state of California to operate the vehicles without backup drivers.
The tests will be carried out by Cruise, the self-driving car company owned by General Motors. Cruise reported last week that it got a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to let the self-driving cars travel on their own. The company plans to have them operating in San Francisco by the end of this year.
Cruise is still just testing its self-driving vehicles. But it plans to offer ride-sharing services in major cities across the United States in the future.
Until now, testing was only carried out with human backup drivers in all Cruise vehicles. Rules required the backup drivers to be inside the cars and ready to take control of the vehicles if necessary.
Report: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:43 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas seek the help of the government, NGOs and INGOs to create self-employment.
Translation Summary: Mrs. Khodeja (25) is a self-employed person. She is lives in Camp # 11, Block # C-12, Balukhali-2, Thaingkhali, Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar. She was a resident of Haaindapara, Maungdaw Township, Myanmar. She came to Bangladesh in 2017 due to torture by the Myanmar Government. Khodeja told to the VOA; she learned sewing while living in Myanmar and worked in sewing clothes. She started sewing six months after coming to Bangladesh. She said, even though we are getting rations from NGOs, it is very difficult for us to run key needs expenses. Besides, her husband works as a day laborer and her husband does not get a job every day. So, she is trying to support the family by sewing. But the sewing machine she uses is a very old machine and is not possible for her to buy a new one now. Moreover, many girls in the camp are not able to do sewing due to lack of machines. So Khodeja seek the help of the government, NGOs and INGOs to create self-employment.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz