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Welcome to LIFT issue 38

Welcome to LIFT issue 38

Creative is a word often used to describe artists or musicians. But as its root word suggests, creative can be used to define anyone with the ability to conceive an idea and make it a reality. In this issue Lift celebrates Cambodians who have used their mind to create new ideas, images and solutions, and also looks at the factors stifling more creativity in the Kingdom. Our pages are always filled with stories written by creative youth about their equally creative peers. But this week we hone in on what it means to be creative and what youth and their educators can do to encourage more innovation among young Cambodians.

Also check out our preview of the final episode of this season of the Youth Leadership Challenge (page 13) and the third instalment of “The Constructive Cambodian,” (page 15) in which Kounila Keo makes a call for Cambodians to come together to lift the country’s women.


  • 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