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.


  • Prince injured, wife dies after accident

    THE wife of former First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh, Ouk Phalla, 39, died while the prince was “severely” injured following a road accident in Preah Sihanouk province’s Prey Nub district on Sunday morning, officials said. Rananriddh, who is also the president of the Funcinpec

  • Guards protest dismissals, reject claims of sharing naked photos of child

    Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termination. In total, 32 personnel were dismissed

  • Bun Heang mocks US, threatens its citizens in scathing open letter

    After being hit with sanctions from the US Department of Treasury, Cambodian General Hing Bun Heang said he would retaliate against any US national who does not respect his country’s sovereignty, has ambitions to invade Cambodia or incites “traitors” in the Kingdom to do

  • Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident

    THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead. Funcinpec Vice President You Hokry told reporters at Botum Votey pagoda,