Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, June 02, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06022021 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, June 02, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· UNHCR called for ensuring necessary treatment of the injured Rohingya in Bhasan Char island
· Amid divisions, ASEAN leaders plan Myanmar visit this week
· More than 350,000 Students returned to schools in Rakhine State
· Withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan almost half completed: US military
· Protests have not stopped four months after the coup in Myanmar
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: 3:30 minutes
Interviewer: Hamid Hussain (VOA Rohingya Lifeline reporter)
Guest: Mufizul Islam
A Rohingya, Freelance Journalist
Based in Yangon, Myanmar
Topic: Latest News Current Situation in Myanmar.
Translation Summary: Mufizul Islam, a freelance journalist told VOA Rohingya Lifeline that fighting broke out between the PDF (People Defense Forces) and Tatmadaw (military) on May 31 in Thar-Si Village, three miles from Kalay township, Sakhine Division.Three soldiers were killed, and six PDF soldiers were arrested, according to reliable sources. Nationwide attacks have spread across the country and those fleeing the war are particularly difficult to access with a shortage of clean water and medicine. Many people suffer from diarrhea and intestinal infections due to the lack of clean water. There are no more demonstrations or protests on the street like before. Instead, fighting is raging across the country between the PDF and Tatmadaw (military). Since last week, until today, there have been 7-8 clashes between PDF and the Tatmadaw in many parts of Rangoon township. In each battle, Tatmadaw troops were killed by the People Defense Forces, but there were no reports of casualties on the PDF side.
While military and police forces are engaged in fights along the nation, the Tatmadaw needs to strengthen the slaves to serve in the institution. It has organized very racial and criminal records people in the name of "Pyusawtee" association from all over the nation to fight against PDF, which is alluring them to pay 7000 kyat each person as daily wage. Health and Education Minister Dr. Zaw Way Soe issued a statement and warning that "PDF troops should not fight in markets, schools, hospitals, supermarkets and malls where people crowd, and they should be wary of the elderly, women, children and sick people and The UN Convention Charter must be complied with. Former military officers and current military leaders jointly made up 18 companies or enterprises. The Justice for Myanmar has issued a statement on the companies, alleging that the military has 24 billion dollars in trade with nine international banks, Mufizul Islam told VOA Rohingya Lifeline during a short interview on the current situation in Myanmar.
Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 6:16 minutes
Topic: Rohingya Expressed Concern For not Getting Shelter Repairing Materials
Translation summary: Emdad Hussain, Resident of Kutupalong Camp1W said to VOA Rohingya Lifeline Program that shelters of the Rohingya have been damaged due to heavy rain and landslides but there is no NGO/Agency to help for repairing their shelters in the camp.
Sona Ullah,a resident of Kutupalong camp -05 said that it has been a long time that peoples built their shelters. But most of the Rohingya did not get any help to repair it. Bangladesh Rural Advance Committee-BRAC is providing limited tarpaulins to the people that's why some are getting and some are not. So, some peoples who have abilities and capabilities are repairing shelters themselves. But many p