Welcome to LIFT issue 38

Welcome to LIFT issue 38

Creative is a word often used to describe artists or musicians. But as its root word suggests, creative can be used to define anyone with the ability to conceive an idea and make it a reality. In this issue Lift celebrates Cambodians who have used their mind to create new ideas, images and solutions, and also looks at the factors stifling more creativity in the Kingdom. Our pages are always filled with stories written by creative youth about their equally creative peers. But this week we hone in on what it means to be creative and what youth and their educators can do to encourage more innovation among young Cambodians.

Also check out our preview of the final episode of this season of the Youth Leadership Challenge (page 13) and the third instalment of “The Constructive Cambodian,” (page 15) in which Kounila Keo makes a call for Cambodians to come together to lift the country’s women.


  • Cambodia-Thailand rail reconnected after 45 years

    A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated on Monday following a 45-year hiatus, with the two kingdoms’ prime ministers in attendance at the ceremony. On the occasion, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha travelled together from Thailand’s

  • Thousands attend CNRP-organised pro-democracy vigil in South Korea

    Thousands of supporters of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) on Saturday gathered in the South Korean city of Gwangju to hold a candlelight demonstration calling for the “liberation” of democracy in Cambodia. Yim Sinorn, a CNRP member in South Korea, said on

  • US Embassy: Chinese trade does not help like the West’s

    The US Embassy in Phnom Penh on Friday said relations between China and Cambodia did not create jobs or help industry when compared to the trade between the Kingdom and the US. “About 87 per cent of trade [with China] are Chinese imports, which do not

  • The Christian NGO empowering Cambodian families in Siem Reap

    With its basketball court, football pitch, tennis court and ninja warrior water sports area, you could be forgiven for thinking that the Siem Reap campus of International Christian Fellowship (ICF) Cambodia is a sports centre. But while these free, family-friendly activities are one of the