Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Friday, April 09, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 04092021 1130 UTC
Today: Friday, April 09, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· America Imposing Sanctions on Burmese State-Owned Enterprise
· India's top court paves way for Rohingya deportations to Myanmar
· 12 Protesters Killed as Troops Attack Pocket of Resistance in Northwestern Myanmar
· CRPH’s Lawyer Meets with IIMM UN Independent Mechanism Members
· Announcing President Biden's executive order on gun control
· The B117 virus, detected in Britain, is now spreading rapidly in every state in the United States
· Myanmar's ambassador is not allowed to enter the London embassy
Shortwave: 31-meter band, 9350 kHz; 25-meter band, 11700 kHz and 12030 kHz Medium wave (AM): 1575 kHz
Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 8:30 minutes
Interviewer: Hamid Hussain (VOA Rohingya Lifeline reporter)
Guest: Mufizul Islam
Freelance Journalist and Writer
Based in Yangon, Myanmar
Topic: The current situation in Myanmar and the strategy of the democracy movement.
Translation Summary: Mufizul Islam, a freelance Journalist told VOA Rohingya Lifeline that peaceful demonstrations continue in cities, including Rangoon. Demonstration types vary from place to place in different time. At eight o'clock at night, residents turned off the lights and kept quiet to avoid arrest by police. At night, police patrol the streets and if people are arrested by the police or army, they are taken to the police station and punished. Most have closed their businesses and banks, while some private banks are disbursing a maximum of 500,000 kyats to per account holders, the limit is 35 account holders each day but very long line up, 200-250 people. Account holders have to line up from 2am and it is dangerous to leave at night.
He said that nowadays CDM (Civil Disobedience Movement) is active anywhere in the country and their movement is different than before. Protests are carried out with bizarre banners or secret symbols. Their protest was peaceful and the CDM did not appear to be confronting the armed forces, but it has been in a guerrilla strategy. In Yangon, except for CDM members, no one knows when and where the protests of future plans will take place. The purpose of the CDM is to promote trade, Business; Banks and all junta-linked conglomerates must be shut down. The CDM also aimed to shut down all military owned businesses so that , sooner or later the military governing body will collapse. CDM participants are risking their lives and they are making many sacrifices for democracy, so they are inviting more people to join them.
Politicians and allies are trying to build a strong federal army to fight the Burmese army. All indigenous armed groups must be united to fight the military. In the past, 10 armed groups have united to counter the current military council and finally the last three-armed group: AA, MNDA, and TNLA have also agreed to join with ten united groups, so now they are thirteen in all. Politicians and tribal leaders are working hard to complete the formation of a new army, the so-called "Federal Army." There are now many more young people who have received military training to prepare for battle. There are also many active CDM members who are ready to take up army training to fight against military rule. There are many potential forces within the country to fight the coup regime. Diplomatic efforts by the Myanmar envoy outside the country, the international community continues to work tirelessly to take action against this government through the approval of strict economists, and the efforts of all parties will succeed in removing the coup regime, Mufizul Islam said VOA Rohingya Lifeline, according to his analysis, during the interview.
Report: VOA Ne