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Welcome to LIFT issue 12

Welcome to LIFT issue 12

This week’s ideas issue is really about two other “I” words: innovation and initiative, two things that when put together, can be extraordinarily powerful. Innovation means coming up with a creative solution to a problem, or improving on a solution that already exists. We have talked about many innovative ideas in the past in our bright ideas column and throughout the magazine, but this week we not only celebrate great thinking, we try to explain how thinking can lead to reality.

In order to bring about change, innovation must be followed by initiative. Without hard work and sacrifice, ideas will remain ideas. It requires individual and collective efforts to start an organisation, group, business or association. While the ideas may come suddenly, creative solutions require sustained thinking and sustained energy towards a specific goal (for a more thorough explanation of how to make an idea a reality, see page 5).

We know that our readers have fantastic ideas, and this issue is devoted to celebrating young people who have put their ideas into action. You can be part of the changes that you want to see.

Lift is not only about personal improvement; it is also about coming together to talk about the issues that are important to us. Therefore, we want you to send us ideas about what you think will help students and young professionals reach their goals. By sharing ideas on our Facebook site (search for Lift Cambodia), or sending an email to [email protected], you can begin to connect with other students who share your interests and want to work together to make a better future for all of us!


  • Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party's purported “revolution”. The CNRP - the

  • Rainsy and Sokha ‘would already be dead’: PM

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday appeared to suggest he would have assassinated opposition leaders Sam Rainsy and Kem Sokha had he known they were promising to “organise a new government” in the aftermath of the disputed 2013 national elections. In a clip from his speech

  • Massive ceremony at Angkor Wat will show ‘Cambodia not in anarchy’: PM

    Government officials, thousands of monks and Prime Minister Hun Sen himself will hold a massive prayer ceremony at Angkor Wat in early December to highlight the Kingdom’s continuing “peace, independence and political stability”, a spectacle observers said was designed to disguise the deterioration of

  • PM tells workers CNRP is to blame for any sanctions

    In a speech to workers yesterday, Prime Minister Hun Sen pinned the blame for any damage inflicted on Cambodia’s garment industry by potential economic sanctions squarely on the opposition party. “You must remember clearly that if the purchase orders are reduced, it is all