Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, November 26, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 11262020 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, November 26, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· 1,200 Rohingyas to be shifted to Bhasan Char in December
· Over 3,000 IDPs return home in Rakhine State
· Rejecting Trump's foreign policy approach, Biden says 'America is back'
· China's Xi congratulates Biden on U.S. election victory
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: 5:33 minutes
Translator: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Carmakers Compete to Improve Electric Vehicles.
Summary: Carmakers from the United States and other countries are thinking about ways to manufacture and improve a technology called an e-axle or e-drive. This technology is fast becoming an area of competition in the automobile industry.
The e-axle, or e-drive, joins an electric vehicle’s gear, motor, and power-control electronics. It is the “brain” that controls how a vehicle uses energy stored in its battery. This “brain” turns that energy into power. It also helps get back energy lost when stopping the vehicle.
In other words, a well-designed e-axle increases a vehicle’s power efficiency and ability to change speeds. It also helps extend the vehicle’s driving range and its smoothness.
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:57 minutes
Topic: Vashanchar island, new home for Rohingyas but still required some processes and consent of Rohingyas to relocate.
Translation Summary: Bangladesh government has been implementing some facilities to relocate 100,000 Rohingyas to Vashanchar island but critics have been concerned about the safety and security staying that island. Amnesty international urges Bangladesh government to take back 300 Rohingyas who are staying there. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/11/bangladesh-plan-to-relocate-hundreds-of-rohingya-to-remote-island-must-be-dropped/
Strong shelters, cyclone shelters, schools and mosques have been constructed to live. Now Rohingyas from Cox’s Bazar has different opinions. Some are willing to go where majority denies. A Rohingya (unwilling to mention name) from kutupalong camp 3 said,” we have been forced to flee to Bangladesh from our homeland, now we don’t want relocation ourselves to another place. We are here to get our rights back and return to our home”. He also mentioned about the people who are willing to go. He said, “Some people respects Bangladesh governments plan of relocation at Vashanchar as they are the saviour our life and decision maker when we are here”.
Another Rohingya (unwilling to mention name) said,”This is a sensitive issue. People don’t discuss it among themselves. Some want to go but others don’t. I personally don’t want to go there because there is a proverb goes that a banana tree will die if it is relocated 2/3 times. Our seniors and parents in their discussions of relocating vashanchar have expressed their unwillingness to go there and so do we”.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz