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Welcome to LIFT issue 57

Welcome to LIFT issue 57

It was a climactic and inspiring weekend for Lift. After months of anticipation, TEDxPhnomPenh finally happened, and it was awesome. Lift senior writer Kounila Keo wowed the crowd with her talk about blogging, and the winner of our essay contest, Hoem Seiha, gave a great presentation on his idea to start an education watchdog for Cambodian schools (they will both be online soon).

The other speakers were awesome as well. You can read Lift senior writer Tharum Bun’s liveblog of the event for Voice of America at blogs.voanews.com/khmer-english/musings/, and check out our review of the talks in this issue (page 10).

As always, we have plenty of  ideas for making the Kingdom better. Tivea Koam argues that men need to take it easy when they hit the bottle (page 5), and our cover feature looks at expensive universities and asks “are they worth the extra cash?” (page 6). We also want to hear your view of the border situation at facebook.com/liftcambodia.

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