Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, December 09, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 12092020 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, December 09, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Netherlands, Sweden call for urgent UN assessment on safety of Rohingyas at Bhasan Char
· EU to use Magnitsky-style law to impose sanctions on human rights abusers
· Bangladesh Foreign Ministers answers the question of US Congressmen’s concern on ban on Telecommunications in Cox’s Bazar Rohingya camps and Bhashanchar Island.
· Biden chooses retired general Lloyd Austin as defense secretary: sources
· China summons U.S. diplomat over sanctions, vows retaliation
· Taiwan says faces daily threat as U.S. notifies of new arms sale
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Reporter: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 4:25 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas are adjusting themselves to new environment in Bhasan Char.
Translation Summary: A few Rohingyas who reached Bhasanchar told the VOA; Rohingyas are adjusting themselves to new environment in Bhasan Char. They are still being given cooked food. Rohingyas will be given cooking utensils in a few days. The process of employing them in various jobs is also going on. In this way, Rohingyas hope for temporary relief in refugee life.
Commodore Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury director of the Bhasanchar project said the VOA; he is considering the issue as a success. On the other hand, Additional Refugee Relief and Repatriation Commissioner Mohammad Shamsuddoza said their relatives in Cox's Bazar are taking the information of the Rohingyas who have gone to Bhasan Char and he expects Rohingyas from the Cox's Bazar camp to be interested in moving to Bhasanchar.
Report: VOA News (2)
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:44 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas from Kutupalong camp shared their memories of winter season back in their homeland and current situation during the same season.
Translation Summary: Winter is a season that people enjoy lot. Eating various hot rice cakes is a tradition. Rohingyas do have that tradition as well. Mohammad Shafik from kutupalong camp 3, said, “During the winter season parents used to make various rice cakes like Du fira, luri fira, sainna fira and so on. Elderly people used to sing various traditional song called fuńti. People used to enjoy a lot. But now we have many limitations here in the camp that interrupts us maintaining those traditions. 39-year-old Azim Ullah also said, “we can’t maintain our food tradition during the winter season here in the camp. Our children are deprived of those.”.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz