Welcome to LIFT issue 37

Welcome to LIFT issue 37

If you have been reading Lift for the past 37 weeks, you have witnessed the changes happening in Cambodia along with our team of young Cambodian writers. Although globalisation and modernisation have had an obvious impact on many economic, social and cultural institutions in the Kingdom, one thing that has resisted change in many ways is marriage.

Sure there are exceptions; Western-style white weddings are becoming more common and arranged marriages less so, however many of the long-held beliefs about marriage have remained unshaken by recent shifts in Cambodia’s cultural landscape.

Divorce is still a major cultural taboo (read our story about it on page 4), women are still seen as the subservient partner in marriage, and the idea that marriage could exist between two men or two women has hardly entered the county’s public discourse (or at least it hadn’t before Tivea Koam and Ngo Menghourng wrote the story that appears on page 6).

Also, don’t miss our second installment of “the Constructive Cambodian”, as senior writer Tharum Bun explains how KI-Media could better serve the Kingdom.

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