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Welcome to LIFT issue 45

Welcome to LIFT issue 45

Last week we tried some new stuff to get our readers involved in Lift and were excited by your response. You answered our news questions and logged on to to share your ideas and opinions.

This week we continue to give you more opportunities to engage with Lift as you read it (so keep a pen nearby) and opportunities to win free stuff when you go beyond the page and reach us online.

In the wake of elections in Myanmar, home to one of the world’s least transparent governments, we look at whether the presence of Cambodian politicians on Facebook is making our government more accessible to the Kingdom’s youth (page 4).

If you read the Post, you might have seen a story last week about the rising risk of HIV/AIDS among Cambodian youth. We dug deeper to expose the reality of sexual activity among youth and see how global influences are impacting the way we view premarital sex. Comment on and you could win a free subscription to the Post and be sure not to miss country’s most important news every day.


  • Professor beaten by mob in Phnom Penh after alleged hit-and-run

    Updated with new information: 6:44am, Tuesday March 13 2018 A university professor accused of a hit-and-run has been transported to Vietnam with serious head injuries after he was brutally beaten by a mob in Phnom Penh late Sunday afternoon. A video of the attack shows a group

  • 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

  • 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