Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, February 23, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 02232021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
6:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· United Nations Human Rights Council, 46th session: Foreign Secretary’s statement
· Rohingya refugees: UN agency urges immediate rescue to prevent ‘tragedy’ on Andaman Sea
· Myanmar’s pro-democracy protest movement is strengthening
· Momen, Blinken to hold talks in February
· The Chinese foreign minister has appealed to President Biden to sit down for talks
· China rejects genocide charge in Xinjiang, says door open to U.N
· Corona deaths in the United States have exceeded five million
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Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:50 minutes
Topic: The people's grief and apology for the Rohingya genocide is a manifestation of the truth.
Translation summary: The military coup in Myanmar has created a kind of unrest in the minds of the public. A Rohingya who did not want to be named said from the refugee camp, just as various organizations and countries around the world have not accepted the military coup, they are protesting and pressuring in various ways to liberate democratic governments and establish democracy. The people of Myanmar are now regretting and are apologetic for the genocide perpetrated by the Myanmar military on the Rohingyas. The Rohingyas say, we are also supporter & part of combined movement of the people of Myanmar and want a fair democracy, where there will be no discrimination.
Report (2): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:58 minutes
Topic: Businesses all around Yangon township closed, Mass people participated in the protests naming “22222” against the coup.
Translation summary: Protests have been ongoing until now since military coup the government. A protester unwilling to mention name from Yangon said, “Today mass people gathered for the protest and name the march as “22222” means Mourn the dead. They named it as todays calendar date. The number is the sign of previous protest which was “88888” happened in August 1988. Besides all around Yangon township, shops, markets, food court and other business places were closed. No arrests have been reported in Yangon, but 10 people have been reported arrests in Mandalay and Naypyidaw township. A committee has been formed named “general strike committee “with 29 group including a Rohingya group named 88 Rohingya. People are criticizing that Rohingya group, but they stand for establishing democracy, stand for oppressed people in Myanmar, and stand for abolishing 2008 constitution and establishing new constitution to have federal democracy”.
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Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz