Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, January 21, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 01212021 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, January 21, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· Biden Inaugurated as the 46th President Amid a Cascade of Crises
· Rohingyas will willingly go to Bhasan Char for its facilities and security measures: Home Minister
· More than 30 Rohingyas Arrested in Myanmar Irrawaddy Delta Region
· 'Arson' Destroys Four UNICEF Schools In Rohingya Camps
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: 4:58 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas congratulated Joe Biden's on swearing-in as the 46th USA President.
Translation Summary: Master Aman Ullah is a Rohingya writer, researcher and former teacher. Aman Ullah congratulated Joe Biden on swearing-in as the 46th President of the United States on behalf of Rohingyas through the Voice of America Rohingya Lifeline program. In his congratulation he said the inauguration program of the newly elected US President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris held beautifully & peacefully on January 20, 2021. This is the first time in America that a new president has taken power in the absence of the old one. He also said that the United States has always supported the Rohingyas since they took refuge in Bangladesh. And Rohingyas hope that the new US government will always stand by the Rohingyas and help them return to their homeland with full rights.
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:10 minutes
Topic: Rohingya Urged International Community to Put Myanmar Pressure to Launch Dignified Repatriation
Mohammed Ilias ,a resident of Baliukahli-01, camp#10 said that China can solves their crisis and bring a durable solution in the life of the Rohingya as China is a powerful county in the region. Ilias said that despite Bangladesh’s proposal Myanmar Deputy Minister of International Cooperation Hau Do Suan who led the tripartite meeting from Myanmar side said that Myanmar can’t start repatriation in the first quarter due to logistical arrangement and would take some more time, especially because they have a meeting in parliament on April 1
Also, verifying 42,000 Rohingya among the 80,0000 which had been handed over by Bangladesh to Myanmar for verification. is to make delay the repatriation process and to accept less people.
Mohammed Zubair, secretary of camp base Rohingya organization Arakan Rohingya Society for Peace and Human Rights(ARSPH) said that Myanmar holds meeting in the name of starting Rohingya repatriation process with different countries such as Bangladesh and China but Myanmar did not create any conducive environment in Myanmar and have given condition of Rohingya’s return from Bangladesh to their ancestral motherland.
Both Ilias and Zuabir said that there is no ARSA terrorist group, we all came from Arakan, Myanmar during 2016 and 2017 military crackdown. We are losing our Rohingya next generation that’s why we want to return to our origin homeland, with the restoration of fully citizenship rights, safety, security, dignity and so on that’s why they want request UN, Asian countries and international community to came forward to solve the Rohingya crisis with China-Bangladesh-Myanmar said, Ilias and Zubair.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz