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Welcome to LIFT issue 41

Welcome to LIFT issue 41

You can’t be succesful on your own. This piece of advice came from one of the experts we talked to for this issue, and it does well to summarise this weeks theme of networking.

Your motivation to meet people on the ground, online or over mobile phones while you are still at university, or early in your proffesional life, will be one of the things that determines how quickly you advance your career. Skills and practical knowledge are obviously important, but the value of knowing people is often overlooked, so we found out how you can truly take advantage of your connections (page 4).

One of the best ways to stay connected is through your cell phone, but mobiles haven’t only revolutionised communication in the Kingdom, they are at the centre of innovations that are making life better for Cambodians (page 6).

Don’t miss our youth of the week; she’s a girl who isn’t scared to get dirty (10). And everyone’s talking about college campuses (14).


  • Australians protest Asean summit visit by PM Hun Sen

    Hundreds of protesters gathered in Sydney’s Hyde Park on Friday to protest against Cambodian strongman Hun Sen, who claimed to have been gifted millions of dollars by the Australian government ahead of a special Asean summit this weekend. An estimated 300 protesters, the majority of

  • American ‘fugitive’ arrested in Cambodia outside of US Embassy

    An American citizen was arrested on request by the US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, according to Cambodian police. Major General Uk Hei Sela, chief of investigations at the Department of Immigration, identified the man as American Jan Sterling Hagen, and said he was

  • One Australian, one Cambodian killed in explosion at military base

    Updated: 5:20pm, Friday 16 March 2018 An Australian tourist and a Cambodian soldier were killed in an explosion on Thursday afternoon at an army base in Cambodia’s Kampong Speu province. The Australian, whom the government initially identified as a technical demining expert in his 40s, and

  • Peeling back layers of prehistory in Battambang

    When the man passed away, he had not yet reached 50. He belonged to a tribe that had settled near the Sangker River in Battambang province, likely cultivating the fields and raising animals. On the side, they hunted for boars, and even turtles, one of which