Welcome to LIFT issue 19

Welcome to LIFT issue 19

Now that we are fully recovered from Khmer New Year festivities, we at Lift are feeling great about the magazine and even better about our awesome readers! In our first Facebook discussion, we had fantastic participation from readers who had intelligent and interesting ideas about the role of religion in Cambodia. You can see some of the highlights in this week’s magazine, and the whole thing on our Facebook site (search for Lift Cambodia), which now has more than 400 fans. This week we will be hosting a discussion on music in Cambodia. Please join in!

Our music issue is not only about the songs and artists that are popular today; it is about how you can become a star in the future. We review options and advice for youth who want to become musicians and make songs that will let them share their ideas with the world. We also have a profile of a Khmer-American who has already used her musical talent, along with the internet, to make her voice heard around the world.

In a country where literacy is quite low, music is not only important to keep Cambodian culture alive, but also to communicate with the population. We investigate the role of music in Cambodian politics, as well as the ways in which traditional Khmer music has lasted through the decades. The tools that the we use to get and listen to music are also changing, and Lift reviews the modern music scene and how it is experienced by young people. Last but not least, our queen of cool, Simila Pan, shares her knowledge of what is on the cutting edge of music.


  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters

  • EU timber deal in firing line

    A committee of more than 20 national and international organisations filed a petition to the EU on October 10 to prevent it from signing a timber trade agreement with Vietnam, noting that the deal would be disastrous to the Kingdom’s forests. The petition claims Vietnamese timber