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Welcome to LIFT issue 40

Welcome to LIFT issue 40

We’re feeling ambitious at Lift after a much-needed holiday, and we are passing on the professional energy with an issue all about work. Admittedly, its not the most exciting-sounding theme. But we think we’ve put together some pretty good information for students who are now realising they might need to get a job if they want to make it through the year without going broke (page 4).

While we don’t encourage our readers to follow the trend, we also sent a reporter out to investigate prostitution among Cambodian students and why it is happening (page 6).

You will find Kounila Keo’s column about how we can eliminate poverty, some of the best comics from the 24-hour draw event held in Phnom Penh last weekend and a mini-bio on the young man on his way to becoming the first Cambodian-born F1 champion. You also get a post-Pchum Ben double dose of advice, some tips from an organisation at home and an inspiring email from a student abroad.


  • 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