Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, March 16, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 03162021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, March 16, 2021
6:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· U.N. General Assembly: Hold an Emergency Special Session on Myanmar
· Foreign Minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen calls on global support for safe return of Rohingyas
· Myanmar military extends martial law after bloodiest day since coup
· China urges Myanmar to stop violence after factory attacks
· Court Hearing for Aung San Suu Kyi postponed due to Internet Outage
· At least 300 Police and Army Soldiers Defected in Karen and Kayah States
· US Embassy issues the Highest Lever of Travel Advisory today
· Statement from the British Ambassador Dan Chugg in Rangoon
· Japan says it's considering response to Myanmar’s military coup
· Yemen's Houthis say attacked southern Saudi airports with drones
· Dr. Fauchi is hopeful that the situation will return to normal by July 4th
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 7:33 minutes
Topic: Rohingya boys are involved in misdeeds by joining various groups due to lack of proper education and activities.
Translation summary: There has been a clash between two Rohingya groups for establishing dominance in Noyapara Rohingya camp causing the death of a Rohingya youth on 14th March 2021. Parents are blaming lack of education and other activities forced them to join those illegal groups. Mohammad Shafik, who is living in Kutupalong camp 3 shared with VOA why youths are heading to the wrong path. He said, “Rohingyas do not have education facilities, employment and other activities in the camp. They are only dependent on the ration. There is no other extra income to manage their needs. Some bad people target youths offering money and use them for the dominance in the camp.
If Government of Bangladesh provide proper education, vocational training and other activities youths might not divert into that wrong path”.
Report (2): VOA News
Reporter: Sabera Begum (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 05:48 minutes
Topic: Myanmar needs to change by formulating the new constitution.
Translation summary: Proponents of democracy have been protesting in various ways since the military coup in Myanmar. The military is attacking the protesters. Saidul Alam of Camp 5 said about the current situation in Myanmar and what the Rohingyas want, He said the current situation in Myanmar was "terrible" and that the death toll was rising. Despite so much movement and pressure from the international community, the military is not bringing about any change. Instead, they are attacking protesters and killing people. So he thinks Myanmar needs to change by formulating the new constitution. That constitution also mentions the rights and opportunities of Rohingyas. Saidul Alam thinks that the Rohingya problem can be solved in this way.
English Learning Lessen (about the city)
Duration: 3:00 minutes
Program Closing Announcement: Sami Ahmed
Production: Selim Hossain /Sanjana Feroz