Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Friday, May 28, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 05282021 1130 UTC
Today: Friday, May 28, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
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Report: VOA News
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 10:00 minutes
Interviewer: Hamid Hussain (VOA Rohingya Lifeline reporter)
Topic: Uncovers how Rohingya genocide continues after military coup in Myanmar.
Guests: Mr. Tun Kin
President, Burmese Rohingya Organization UK
Based in London, United Kingdom
Translation Summary: Tun kin, President of BROUK, told VOA Rohingya Lifeline that the purpose of the briefing was to highlight the ongoing genocide against the Rohingya after the coup and a report from the Burmese Rohingya organization UK published on 24 May 2021. According to the ICJ order, Myanmar is required to report periodically to court on its compliance with the provisional measure every six-month to the International Court of Justice on how it is preventing genocidal acts against the Rohingya, and the report was due on May 23, but we cannot confirm who submitted the report, he said. It was submitted by NUG (National Unity Government) or military council. The briefing details how the Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) continues to subject Rohingya to a vicious pattern of abuse and extortion in Rakhine state. On the other hand, we have heard from the ground that the Rohingya people are being tortured and extorted by the Arakan Army (AA) in the Rakhine state. Reminding the international community that Rohingyas are still facing genocide by the military in Rakhine state and the remaining lives of 600,000 Rohingya are at risk while many are turning to military coup. The international community must judge or compare the report of Myanmar and the report from the ground where the Rohingya are still victims of the genocide. Of course, as a Rohingya and in charge of an organization, I must update the international community about the Rohingya situation and the reality.
He added, an online virtual event was held yesterday. The webinar focused on the importance of justice and accountability for the people of Burma, including the Rohingya. We have discussed the importance of justice for the Rohingya when people of Myanmar demand their justice as the Junta killed more than 800 civilians during anti-coup protests. The National Unity Government (NUG) must give priority to the justice of the Rohingyas, and they must work cooperatively for the Rohingya’s genocide case. There are two different cases, one is the civilians killed by the military and the other is the Rohingya genocide case, so, you cannot compare the Rohingya genocide case with more than 800 civilian murder cases.
The Rohingya repatriation process is an unexpected situation, as remaining 600,000 Rohingya are still facing genocide by the Myanmar army in Rakhine state. In that case we must call international community to put pressure on Myanmar and at the same time we must urge the international community to support Bangladesh government to provide proper education for Rohingyas in camps and assure their better livelihoods. On the other hand, our organization (BROUK) is working with the UK Government and other countries to find higher education for a new generation of Rohingya in camps under the scholarship program. We are working tirelessly for the Rohingya justice and the ongoing cases in the ICJ, ICC and Argentine courts and we will continue to fight for the Rohingya justice, hopefully we will win thi