Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, February 16, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 02162021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
6:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· Donors respond to the Myanmar coup by redirecting funds
· Anti-coup Protests continue for 10 consecutive days in Major Cities across Country amid crackdowns
· Myanmar: Suu Kyi's remand expires on February 17
· Myanmar: Protesters threaten 20 years in prison
· Biden calls for Congress to pass stricter gun laws on anniversary of Parkland mass shooting
· On Friday, President Biden will attend a virtual conference with G-7 leaders
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Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:41 minutes
Topic: Latest developments of demonstration in Myanmar against military coup.
Translation summary: Political and non-political parties have been standing against the coup since February 1st. All sorts of people like doctor, nurse, teachers, labor’s, farmers, students and many more people gathered in front of Central bank Yangoon to demand release of 40 students who were caught earlier during the protest. Later on, 27 students were released in the face of the the ongoing protest. Though it was a peaceful demonstration in Yangoon but sometimes police and protesters involved in clash where 3 people were injured. Besides in Behen township Yangoon, an NLD office were surrounded by military. Later on, military had to leave due to the pressure of protesters. Internet service were cut off at 1am and reconnected in 9am in the morning.
Another clash between Kachin people and Myanmar military took place at morning at around 6pm until 8pm to 9pm and had injured about 7 people”.
Report (2): VOA News
Reporter: (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:32 minutes
Topic: Rohingyas Feel Insecure in Myanmar After Myanmar’s Military Coup
A Rohingya, who is unwilling to mention name and lives with his family in the largest city Yangon of Myanmar said that the power is in the hands of Myanmar military and its government trying to halt the protest against military coup, but Myanmar military can’t stop it as well as can't run their government office and other government activities due increasing CDM- Civil-Disobedience-Movements against military coup day by day. And many media, internet access are being banned by the military govt. that’s why many media can’t do report on demonstration against military, the small business owner, merchants are not capable of running their business as well.
Besides, he said that here in the Myanmar has no law, justices and the presiding monk of a Buddhist monastery, very few NLD supporter and Burmese authors are organizing the peoplesagainst Rohingya calling as Bengali and saying that the senior military general is calling the Bengali (Kola) mean Rohingya from Bangladesh migrants 'camp. So, their supporters are stabbing the Rohingya during the ongoing nationwide mass rallies against the military in Yangon and other cities. He also said that Myanmar military government have started forcing to take NVC-National Verification Card, to give day labors, to Rohingya Arakan state after the military coup.
Another, Rohingya who is also unwilling to mention name and live in Yangon said that the root cause of genocide, oppression , arbitrary arrest, distortions which happened on Rohingya is only for the Myanmar military government since 1962. But the changes came during NLD government. Therrefore , now again demonstration become responsibility of every single citizen including we Rohingya to restore democracy in Myanmar that’s why we are participating in demonstration. But we Rohingy