Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, February 04, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 02042021 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, February 04, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· We are disturbed by these reports in Myanmar: State Department Spokesman Ned Price
· US Designates Myanmar Military Takeover a Coup
· Biden administration declares Myanmar military takeover a 'coup d'etat'
· A Conversation with U.N. Secretary General António Guterres: Washington Post
· Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi accused of violating import-export policy
· The G-7 has condemned the coup in Myanmar
· Order to remove Trump followers from Pentagon advisory committee
· Trump cancels immigration policy: Biden signs new order
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: 6:30 minutes
Topic: After two months of Rohingya relocation to Bhasan Char, how much they have adjusted themselves.
Translation Summary: Mohsena Akhtar went to Bhasan Char in the first batch on 4 December 2020 and now after two months she said all the facilities they have been told about are in Bhasan Char. Initially the madrasas and learning centers were closed for children, but now they are open. Gradually employment opportunities are being created for Rohingyas. Many Rohingya women and men are working in NGOs as community volunteers and Mohsena herself is working as a community volunteer in a private NGO.
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:25 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas Urged International Community to Ensure Urgent Protections for their Relatives in Myanmar
Following the military coup on Monday , Hafez Mohammed Nurullah-40, resident of camp#18 of Balikhali said that he has known through contacting with his relatives in Arakan that recent military coup in Myanmar would exacerbate the plight of Rohingyas more than before who are still in Arakan, Myanmar. In 1962, U Nay Win government seized power in a coup in Myanmar and then withdrew their (Rohingya) citizenship rights, human rights and then its government made Rohingya refugee to neighboring country Bangladesh in 1978. Nurullah describes how every successive military government in Mynmar have oppressed the Rohingyas and finally Myanmar military has started rape, torture and killings in 2016 and 2017 in which more than 800,000 Rohingya have taken shelter in Bangladesh to escape persecution of Myanmar brutally crackdown. So, Ullah said that neither repatriation or crisis of Rohingya will be solved during the power of military in Myanmar until UN security force is deployed in Myanmar and take action against Myanmar military perpetrators.
Although 1.1 million Rohingya took shelters in Bangladesh still more than 600,00 Rohingya remain in Arakan State, including 120,000 peoples who are effectively confined to the IDP camps.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz