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Welcome to LIFT issue 35

Welcome to LIFT issue 35

Khmer families are strong. They influence many of our biggest decisions and most important changes in life. Some of us still live with our family and some of us left years ago. But there is still no love stronger than that of a mother, father, sister or brother.

In this issue of Lift we look at families from various perspectives. We write about how youth are helping youth plan their families (page 6) and how people supporting their relatives is hurting Cambodian society (page 4). We also feature some artwork of families done by Cambodian teens (page 12).

This is the third week of out partnership with, and although we are thrilled with the comments we have received, we need more people to join our discussions! Go to to take part in our discussions this week about family, computer games, as well as our past discussions on a variety of topics.

We hope you are enjoying the new-look Lift. Let us know what you think, then share it with your family and let us know what they think. The more feedback the better.


  • 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