Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, February 02, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 02022021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, February 02, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Myanmar military coup: 24 ministers fired by Suu Kyi's government, army officers taking their place
· U.N. fears for Myanmar Rohingya after coup, Security Council due to meet Tuesday
· Bangladesh expects Myanmar to keep Rohingya repatriation commitments despite coup
· OIC: “We Follow the Current Developments in Myanmar and Reiterate our Firm Position in Support of the Rohingya Muslim People”.
· Tun Khin, President of Burmese Rohingya Organization UK's responds to Burmese Army Coup.
· UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has strongly condemned the arrest of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other political leaders.
· Japan has called for the release of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and restored democracy in the country.
· On Burmese military coup. reaction of UN, US foreign minister, White house, UK, European Union and Germen,
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Report: VOA News
Report: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:38 minutes
Topic: Rohingya from Cox’s bazar refugee camp reacts on Myanmar military coup that night delay the Rohingya repatriation process.
Translation summary: Myanmar's military seized control of the country Monday under a state of emergency set to last one year, citing a lack of action on its claims of voter fraud in November elections.
A Rohingya unwilling to share his name from Buthihdaung said,” people did not go to work today as groups of Myanmar army has been seen in around. But the situation is under control and no violence happened here”.
Masih Ullah, a displaced Rohingya from kutupalong camp expressed his concern over Myanmar army coup. He said,” According to my investigation I found more than 26 National League for Democracy (NLD) leaders have been arrested including Aung San Suu Kyi, President Win Myint. Army chief general Min Aung Hlaing declared state of emergency. This incident definitely might delay the process of Rohingya repatriation including delaying case in ICJ. I think NLD has pretended this to be happened, but army has all power to control the government by force. The important states have been provided groups of army and control the situation”.
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:41 minutes
Translator: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Topic: Reaction of Rohingya About Myanmar’s Military Seizes Power in Coup After Detaining Leader Aung Suu Kyi and Ruling Party Politicians
A Rohingya teacher, Mohammed Shoaib, resident of Kutupalong migrants camp said Rohingyas are very much concern regarding it because general Nay win was seized power in 1962 and then started depriving the rights of Rohingya such as preventing the political movement of Rohingya party namely May-yo Karaing, reciting the holy Quran and so on in Rohingya language were being banned too. Also, in 1974, Nay Win government formed a new law specially for Rohingya and due to torture in 1978,
Rohingya refugee came to Bangladesh .
Similarly, Myanmar’s military seized power from NLD, Suu Kyi in 1988 and then because of oppression Rohingya refugee came to Bangladesh in 1991-92.
If the NLD government can lead in Myanmar then justices against Myanmar military perpetrators will be confirmed and then repatriation of Rohingya will be successful with restoration of full citizenship rights, human rights and others via DG- Director General level meeting of Bangladesh-Myanmar which is scheduled for the first week of February 2021. Shoaib thinks that is why the military seized power to undo the possible repatriation of Rohingyas