Rohingya “Lifeline” radio - Wednesday, June 30, 2021
MC & News: Sami Ahmed & Mohammed Hussain
ROH Lifeline 06302021 1130 UTC
Today: Wednesday, June 30, 2021
7:30 a.m. (Washington, D.C., USA)
Duration: 6 minutes
· QRCS, KRCS sign pact to improve shelter, healthcare services for refugees in Bangladesh
· Aung San Suu Kyi’s Trial on Sedition Charge Resumed
· Corruption in Myanmar's lucrative jade trade reaches into top ranks of the military, including family of Commander-in-Chief Min Aung Hlaing
· US counter-attack in response to rocket attacks in Syria
· Taliban Occupy Continues in Afghanistan: Top US General Concerned
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 Myanmar
Topic: The Current situation in Myanmar.
Translation Summary: Mufizul Islam told VOA Rohingya Lifeline that yesterday in Yangon, Chin, and Shan states alone, more than 800 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported and 19 of them have died due to Coronavirus, according to reliable sources. Many positive cases and deaths are unlisted. Fighting between PDF forces and the military continues in Mandalay. There have been casualties on both sides, but the number of military incidents is higher than the PDF. There have been bombings in many places in Yangon and Mandalay this week and last week and many people have been killed. This week and last week in Yangon, the people of the CDM (Civil Disobedience Movement) are demonstrating in different strategies, like guerrilla-style using fire-net symbols, which means that more fights will take place in the future and they are ready to fight. The people of CDM also announced civilians to store and purchase medicines and essential supplies for the future, which means that there is a possibility of a massive war in the country.
Four explosions were heard in Enn-sing Village yesterday. Many people protested against the military coup in many parts of Yangon yesterday. Security has been beefed up around the town’s main mosque in Tamwe Township, Yangon, and every vehicle is being checked after a bank’s security force was killed by an unidentified gunman. People's Defense Forces have targeted across the country to assassinate military intelligence agents who are providing information to the junta government.
After the military coup, industrial zones across Burma were closed and millions of people became unemployed. So, people are in financial hardship. Moreover, many businesses are unable to continue due to the monsoon rains. As a result, I can say that 80% of people across the country are living in financial hardship. In this situation, COVID-19 is another disaster for the people of Myanmar. So, it is very difficult to predict how people will survive in the future. On the one hand, there is no trade, no job, on the other hand, the prices of every essential thing and medicine are skyrocketing, which is a big challenge for the junta government, Mufizul Islam said.
Report (1): VOA News
Reporter: Mohammed Idris Abdullah (Cox’s Bazar)
Related item code: 9-P
Duration: 07:25 minutes
Topic: A Rohingya Youth Urges for Adequate Toilets, Washroom and Tube-well in Cox’s Bazar Migrant Camp
Translation summary: Aung Naing temporary resident of Kutupalong Camp# 05 said that most of the toilets and washrooms which were built by the NGO/Agency are at hillsides and they are broken. Young women and elderly people can’t go to the toilets and washrooms in day times. Also, there are no soap and water supply facilities. The entire environment of the camp is dirty. So, the people are suffering with different diseases.