Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Thursday, February 18, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 02182021 1130 UTC
Today: Thursday, February 18, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 7 minutes
· Rohingya refugees have started fleeing India
· Protesters block roads in Yangon to stop the movement of troops
· Myanmar: Protesters at a large rally against the army
· More than 400 Arbitrary arrests during Anti-coup Protests crackdown
· More than 100 People Injured During Myanmar Military's Crackdowns in Mandalay
· The United States has not promised a peace deal with the Taliban --- Jamir Kabulov
· Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is not a promise, the United States has to prove it
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: 5:51 minutes
Topic: Gradually employment opportunities are being created in Bhasanchar.
Translation Summary: So far over 8,000 Rohingya have been relocated to Bhasanchar. Initially there were no employment opportunities in Bhasanchar but now employment opportunities are being created. From Bhasanchar Muhsana Akhter (25) said that she has been appointed as a Rohingya teacher of the learning center. Many women in Bhasanchar are trying to become self-sufficient by doing sewing and handicraft work and many women are raising poultry at home.
On the other hand, another Rohingya Abdul Amin (30) said that he has been working in the nursery and planting trees since he went to Bhasanchar, these works are being done under the supervision of Bangladesh Navy. He further said that those who are experienced in a particular profession are trying to do the work of that profession but the scope of work is still limited.
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:21 minutes
Topic: Millions of people gathered at Yangon sule square for protest called it “millions march” against military coup.
Translation Summary: A protester from Yangon unwilling to mention name said,”Millions of people in Myanmar gathered at Sule square,Yangon for protest against the coup. They name this gathering as “Millions march”. People put various vehicles around the street and that blocked roads from all entry. Therefore military and police were not able to enter that place. People were holding various placards showing to American embassy and UN office. They showed their anger and opposed that coup in their writings in the placards. So far the protest was peaceful”.
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz Engineer: N/A