Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, November 10, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 11102020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, November 10, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Biden hails progress on COVID-19 vaccine, White House seeks credit
· Trump fires defense secretary in post-election reckoning after policy splits
· Myanmar's ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) has demanded enough seats in parliament to form a new government.
· UK: New Myanmar govt must address concerns in Rakhine, ensure Rohingya repatriation
· Pompeo says U.S. has concerns about Myanmar elections, will closely monitor process
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: 5:48 minutes
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Nepal Reopens to Foreign Mountain Climbers.
Summary: Nepal says it is reopening to foreign visitors seeking to climb and trek the country’s famous mountains.
The country has been closed to foreign visitors for the past seven months because of the coronavirus crisis. Nepal’s tourism industry has suffered as a result of the restriction. The industry employs an estimated 800,000 people.
Nepal is home to eight of the 14 highest mountains in the world -- including the tallest, Mount Everest.
Rudra Singh Tamang is director general of Nepal’s Department of Tourism. He told The Associated Press that only mountaineers and trekkers who have received a permit to take part in such activities would be let into the country. “We are opening to a sector of visitors who we know we can handle and manage.”
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:18 minutes
Topic: Rohingya from the camp congratulate president elect Joe Biden for his victory in the US election 2020 and hoping to make a good tie with Myanmar in order to find an effective solution for the repatriation of Rohingyas to their homeland.
Translation summary: Rohingyas around Bangladesh refugee camp congratulate president elect Joe Biden for the victory in the US election 2020, says Azim Ullah, a Rohingya currently residing in the camp. He says, “Joe Biden with his long-term political experience will bring changes around the world in relationship. He is a good man respecting people with every religion and race. Since Rohingya influx until now no solution has yet been found during the Donald Trump administration. We believe he will increase the ties with Myanmar and have a fruitful solution for the Rohingya repatriation”.
Myanmar election 2020 was also held on 8th November 2020. No Rohingyas have been allowed to participate in this election since 2015 and till now. “We believe Joe Biden will put his sincere interest on our issue and will help us find a right way for the solution”.
English Learning Lessen (about what can you do)
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz