Welcome to LIFT issue 35

Welcome to LIFT issue 35

Khmer families are strong. They influence many of our biggest decisions and most important changes in life. Some of us still live with our family and some of us left years ago. But there is still no love stronger than that of a mother, father, sister or brother.

In this issue of Lift we look at families from various perspectives. We write about how youth are helping youth plan their families (page 6) and how people supporting their relatives is hurting Cambodian society (page 4). We also feature some artwork of families done by Cambodian teens (page 12).

This is the third week of out partnership with angkorone.com, and although we are thrilled with the comments we have received, we need more people to join our discussions! Go to angkorone.com/lift to take part in our discussions this week about family, computer games, as well as our past discussions on a variety of topics.

We hope you are enjoying the new-look Lift. Let us know what you think, then share it with your family and let us know what they think. The more feedback the better.


  • Angkor Wat named as the top landmark for the second year

    Travel website TripAdvisor has named Cambodia’s ancient wonder Angkor Wat as the top landmark in the world for the second year running in their Travelers’ Choice Award 2018, an achievement Cambodian tourism operators expect will attract more tourists to the Kingdom. The website uses traveller

  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Hun Sen detractors ‘will die’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said those who curse or insult him would eventually die without a plot of land to bury their bodies after being killed by lightning, suffering the same fate as those who recently died in Thmar Baing district in Koh

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman