Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Tuesday, March 30, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 03302021 1130 UTC
Today: Tuesday, March 30, 2021
6:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· President Biden Expresses Anger Over Civilians Killings in Myanmar
· The US secretary of state, Antony Blinken, strongly condemned the Myanmar Military junta
· Top UN officials condemn “systematic” attacks on peaceful protesters, and flag international responsibility to protect the people from atrocity crimes
· Suu Kyi Ally Wants Equal Rights for Persecuted Myanmar Muslims
· 18,000 unaccompanied children on the US-Mexico border
· Russia must pay the price for evil deeds - Anthony Blinken
· In the United States, a third infection is on the rise
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Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Rukon Uddin (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 5:44 minutes
Topic: Emergency support of NGOs are not enough for the large campfire victims-Rohingya.
Translation summary: Nearly fifty thousand Rohingyas lost their shelters on a large fire that burnt almost ten thousand shelters. The investigation committee has submitted their report. Rohingyas are waiting for the report to find the true reason for this fire.
25 years old Mohammad Rafiq was a resident of Balukhali Camp 1. He also lost his shelter when the fire broke out at camp. He lost every belonging in his house. He and his family ran away to save lives. He said,” We don’t know from where the fire started but initially, we tried to stop it, but the fire was spreading very quickly. Many people lost their lives and lost shelters. We are now living under emergency support. We have been given a tent and 3 small thin bamboo, a floor mat and mosquito net. Besides we are given fresh water and cooked rice meal. Most of the time we are getting smelly rice which can’t take. And it is very difficult to stay in a tent in the hot weather. Ramadan is very near, and we need to get our shelter back and other important necessities. Bangladesh government always has been beside us and we thank them from our heart. We are urging Bangladesh to provide us shelters, foods and other regular necessities.”
Report (2): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 07:20 minutes
Topic: A Rohingya Youth’s Concern About Myanmar’s Military Coup and Urged International Community to Take Pragmatical Action Against Myanmar Military Regime to Solve Its Military Coup Issue and Rohingya Crisis
Khing Maung, a Rohingya youth, founder of Rohingya Youth Association (RYA)said to VOA Rohingya Lifeline Program that Myanmar's military has seized power in the coup to avoid the pressure of the International Mechanism, International Court of Justices (ICJ), International Criminal Court (ICC) and do their business staying in power. I believe it because Myanmar's Senior Military General has sent letter to the government of Bangladesh and then he has delivered his speech regarding taking back Rohingya from Bangladesh. Also, Myanmar's military has hired lobbyists from Israel as well.
Although Aung Sang Suukyi government did nothing for the Rohingya during NLD period but NLD has changed its plan and program and has given chance to other minorities in Myanmar after knowing the bad deeds of the Myanmar military.
In the end, Khing Maung said neither the Myanmar military will solve the Rohingya crisis nor hand over the power to the democratically elected government until pragmatic action is taken against Myanmar's military regime such as the International Community has taken action against other countries before. Solving Myanmar's military coup issue and Rohingya crisis is a responsibility of the