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Welcome to LIFT issue 51

Welcome to LIFT issue 51

This is issue number 51 for us here at lift, and while we aren’t doing anything to celebrate this week, we are gearing up for out one year anniversary issue next week, which will feature photo spreads with many of Cambodia’s most impressive youth, unique insight from our writers into the difficulties and successes they face as journalist’s, comments and feedback from out readers and our writers for the contructive Cambodian tell us how they think we can improve int he year to come. Please help us get your voice in the action by responding to our survey on the next page.

You will notice that you don’t need to go to a computer to talk to us this time. We are starting LIFT LINE, a cell phone number that you can text to let us know what you think about our questions of the week, reader surveys, or anything related to Cambodia, young people and life. Try it out and then check out your SMS in our issue next week!

Our stories this week are about the state of Cambodian music and young men who are seriosuly concerned about their style. Happy New Year! See you again in 2011.


  • 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

  • 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