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Welcome to LIFT issue 48

Welcome to LIFT issue 48

We’re back to our normal format this week, but our thought and prayers are still with the victims of the tragedy on the bridge and their families. We also haven’t stopped searching for answers to what happened before, during and after the stampede, and we will continue to keep you updated until justice has been found.

This week we look at the work force in a new way, with a follow up on a recent report about the importance of vocational training (page 10) as well as a survey and overview of what sectors garner the most attention from Cambodian university students (page 6).

It’s a week full of reports, in fact, as we couldn’t stand to ignore the attention that an international think tank gve to improvements being made in the Cambodian educaiton system (page 4).

Tong Soprach makes his debut this week as our constructive Cambodian (page 13), and he is talking about teenage gangs, who have become a much talked about problem in the last year. As always, thanks for picking up Lift. Enjoy.

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