Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, January 20, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 01202021 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, January 20, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
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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: 6:25 minutes
Topic: Dhaka tripartite meeting on Rohingya repatriation is a beacon of hope.
Translation Summary: A tripartite meeting at the secretary level of China, Myanmar and Bangladesh was held on Tuesday, January 19 to resolve the issue of repatriation of displaced Rohingya. After the meeting, Bangladesh Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen said a working group meeting would be held in the first week of February to work out the meeting. He added that repatriation could be difficult in the first quarter but easier in the second quarter as the Myanmar government said it would take some time to prepare for repatriation. Momen said the Rohingya need to focus on safety and security subject.
Mr. Mohammad Faisal (27) who lives in Camp-23 of Shamlapur, Baharchhara, Teknaf, Cox’s told VOA that Rohingyas were very optimistic about this tripartite meeting but he thinks that this meeting would have been more effective if Rohingyas were present at this meeting. He believes that Rohingya safety and security, return to original homeland and citizenship should be emphasized during the repatriation of Rohingyas. He added that he hopes these issues will be discussed at the next working group meetings.
Report: VOA News (2)
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:47 minutes
Topic: Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal visits Bhashan Char island and Cox’s Bazar refugee camp and talked with Rohingya representatives.
Translation Summary: On 19th January 2021 Tuesday Home minister of Bangladesh, Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal visited Bhashan Char and Cox’s Bazar refugee camp. Initially he inspected the infrastructures of Bhashan Char island from the helicopter and at afternoon he arrived at Cox’s Bazar refugee camp where he met Rohingya Majhi’s and had some talks. A Head Majhi unwilling to mention name, who was present during that meeting told VOA regarding the meeting. He said,” we were almost 100 Rohingyas who are head majhis and some other educated Rohingyas were present. Home minister told us to live peacefully and to avoid any sorts of crime in the camp. Home minister said that the repatriation process would be delayed if Rohingyas do not respect the law of this country and avoid all crime. He also added that Bangladesh is working tirelessly to find a solution of Rohingya issue. He mentioned that Bhashan Char island is a great place to live and people can relocate there willingly”.
Head Majhi added that 2 head majhis told the minister about some ground situation of Cox’s Bazar camps”.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz