Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, March 31, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 03312021 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, March 31, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· U.S.' Blinken calls for global companies to reconsider financial support to Myanmar's military
· US cuts off trade ties with Myanmar until return of democratically elected govt
· In Myanmar, 520 people have died due to the oppression of the junta
· Six Die in Myanmar Airstrikes on Karen Villages Near the Thai Border
· Bhasan Char Island Relocation of 6th batches of Rohingya
· Rohingya Relocation: UN to carry on dialogue with Bangladesh govt.
· Foreign diplomats urging non-US diplomats to leave Myanmar
· In the next few weeks, 9 out of 10 adults can expect to be vaccinated - Biden
· The path to the legitimacy of unaccompanied minors in asylum camps on the U.S. border
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Report: VOA News
Reporter: Hamid Hussain
Guest: Salemul Kalam
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Advance Diploma in Political Science
Based in Victoria, Australia
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 4:30 minutes
Topic: Myanmar's political crisis and its impact on the Rohingya refugees.
Translation Summary: I think since the 1st of February coup, the majority of our Rohingya communities worldwide have been supporting the civilians in Myanmar who are being persecuted by their own militaries and the fact that their basic rights have been snatched away. Since February 5 we have seen the establishment of the CRPH in their official statement that the committee is represented by Pyidaungsu Hluttaw. In the beginning, we had a question about CRPH and their intentions toward Rohingya and the reality of Rohingya’s genocide case, committed by the military. As we have seen later in the CRPH statements and documents that witnessed the ethnic cleansing and genocide against the Rohingya by the Myanmar army, I personally believe that Rohingya as one of the indigenous people of Myanmar must stand with all people of Burma and other ethnic groups, to establish a federal democracy in Myanmar.
The Burmese military has continued its agenda and crimes against the Rohingya since the military coup and has not really said anything about the crimes they have committed against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities. Therefore, we must unite to prosecute the perpetrators of genocide and other crimes like war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ethnic cleansing. We must punish them to ensure justice and equality for all in the country and to build a better future for our country.
On March 22, the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox's Bazar was set on fire by unknown individuals. According to IOM and UNHCR reports, 45,000 to 65,000 Rohingya refugees have become homeless. From then until today, we have seen many attempts by locals living near the camp to set fire to the camp. Bangladeshi authorities have arrested local criminals in the area and have videos showing that they are not refugees. Therefore, I would like to request the Chairmen of the local area and the leaders of the camps in the surrounding villages to help the Rohingya and stop the anti-refugee or anti-Rohingya campaign, which may be conducted by the Burmese military behind the scenes. The situation seems to have been created to blame the victims, to destroy the Rohingya repatriation, and to curb sympathy for the Rohingya refugees. I personally believe that the Bangladeshi government has been doing great for the cause of Rohingya and helping on the humanitarian ground. Bangladesh has taken our case as far as ICC and cooperating with the UN, OIC, and the international community for the justice of Rohingya. In addition, I would like to request the Gover