Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Monday, January 04, 2020
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 01042020 1130 UTC
Today: Monday, January 04, 2020
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Bangladesh is putting pressure on Myanmar to repatriate Rohingyas
· UN passes resolution on Rohingya human rights situation
· At least 12 GOP senators to challenge Biden's win
· Saudi Arabia ends entry ban, keeps some coronavirus restrictions -state news agency
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Report: VOA News
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:55 minutes
Topic: . A Rohingya from Bhashan Char shared regarding their current status.
Translation Summary: The first group of Rohingya relocation to Bhashan char started on 4th December 2020. After few weeks on December 29th second group arrived. Currently they are given cooked food. Later on they will be provided gas, stove and goods for self cooking.
The executive director of Reaching People in Need (RPN) said,”We have to provide food for them at least 3 to 4 days until authorities provide them necessary cooking things”.
Bhashan char project director commodore Abdullah al Mamun Chawdhury said,”Bhashan char project is currently able to accomodate 100,000 Rohingya. However, as soon as Rohingya’s repatriate to their country this accommodation may be used for homeless people of Bangladesh”.
At Bhashan char Rohingyas have started their normal life. People started small business, kids and boys play in the ground, people practice religious activities and so on. If we face any difficulties Navy officers and camp in-charge officers solve that. 20 years old Rohingya Arman Hossain from Bhashan char said,”We always keep in touch with our relatives and people from kutupalong camp and many people are interested to relocate themselves in the next trip. I can see people are happy being here and our intension is not staying here permanently. All of our intension is to go back to our homeland”.
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:04 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Rohingya Observed Myanmar Independence Day in Rohingya Migrants Camp
Translation Summary: Aung Mying (30) residents of Kutupalong migrants camp said that the Rohingya as well as all the nation of Myanmar annually observed Myanmar Independence Day in Arakan, Myanmar since Myanmar’s declaration of independence from the British rule on 4 January 1948. Myanmar Independent Day is not forgettable day for the Rohingya as well every nation of Myanmar such as Rakhine, Kaya. Chan and others said Aung Mying. Aung Mying said that the Rohingya, Muslims and others nations worked together to get independence of Myanmar. Aung Mying said that they have observed Myanmar Independence Day in the Rohingya migrants camp,playing Myanmar/Rohingya national sports such as football, cane ball, volley ball and also making and feeding pita or pitta such as flatbread, Greek flatbread and pita bread and so on but all have been done in a limited way due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
Aung Mying said that though Rohingyas were compelled to flee to Bangladesh, they can never forget their ancestral mother land and its people.
U Kyaw Su (52), resident of Balukhlai, camp# 10 said that the contribution of Muslim, Rohingya in getting independent Myanmar from British very much. Specially, there were so many Muslim Rohingya who were with general Aung Saan including U Rashid, Razzak, Envoy U Khing Maung Hlay but the Rohingya Muslims have been deceived by the great deceiver (Myanmar government. Finally, Kyaw Su said Independence is very important for every human life that’s why the general Rohingya as well he wants to request the independent people of the gl