Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, December 15, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 12152020 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, December 15, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· AG links Rohingya genocide to religious differences
· Bhashan char: int'l community softens stance
· Malaysia makes record $26mn meth seizure believed from Myanmar
· 'Democracy prevailed': Biden aims to unify divided nation
· Coronavirus vaccine approved in the united states has begun
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: 6:51 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Britain studies allergic reactions linked to Pfizer vaccine.
Summary: Britain’s health officials have advised that people with a history of serious allergies not get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The warning came after two people reported severe reactions on the first day of vaccination.
National Health Service (NHS) medical director Stephen Powis said two NHS workers with a history of allergies were affected. “As is common with new vaccines the MHRA have advised on a precautionary basis that people with a significant history of allergic reactions do not receive this vaccination,” he said.
Powis noted that “both are recovering well” and the Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is looking to see if the reactions are linked to the vaccine.
Report: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:33 minutes
Topic: Two Relocated Rohingya to Bhasan Char from Cox’s Bazar Migrant Camp Talked About Their Facilities in Bhashan Char.
Translation summary: A Rohingya man who is not willing to mention his name from Bhashan Char said that there are so many local NGO serving them in Bhashan Char and also, they will be getting a lot of aid as he heard. So, he said that he is very much happy there in Bhashan Char than Cox’s Bazar migrant camp. Also, he said that not only the men like him but also, the boys can catch big fishes such as shrimps, barb, Indian Potosi and others from the fishing project of Bhashan Char. Besides, they can buy beef, meat, chicken and the everything what they need at cheapest price and want to form the bazaar of Bhashan Char.
Another a Rohingya women who is also unwilling to mention her name from Bhashan Char said that she has left her mother, brothers, sisters and relatives in the migrant Balikhali-camp #09 during her relocation to Bhashan Char. But she is happy in the Bhashan Char although her relatives are not agreeing to be relocated form Cox’s Bazar migrant camp to Bhashan Char. She said again that her five family members have been provided with two rooms of 8/9 feet which are bigger rooms then camp’s room. Also, they have been provided with two toilets and three washrooms for each 8-living room holder which makes them better life then camp life.
Both man and women also said that they have been provided with winter clothes, towels, blankets, lentils and other their families. Besides, the government of Bangladesh that will be provided them a card for every family member as the resident of Bhashan Char and then they will be able to get permission to visit to go around the Bangladesh as well as Rohingya migrant camp of Cox’s Bazar, they said.
Finally, both above mentioned Rohingya men and women said that they will be provided with land to do farm, net and boat for fishing, and others for their income sources till they live in the Bhashan Char and also, they will get first priority to return to their ancestral motherland according to the government of Bangladesh.