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.


  • EU officials: Ending EBA an 18-month procedure

    EU officials have confirmed that it will take a total of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn. According to EU Agriculture and Rural Development spokesman Daniel Rosario, the formal process has not

  • IPU slams government claim

    The president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Gabriela Cuevas Barron, has refuted a claim by the National Assembly that she “highly appreciated the achievements of Cambodia” in its July national elections with a tweet saying “Of course not!” before adding “No congratulations”. A delegation from

  • Conflict lingers on Paris Accords

    As the Kingdom prepares to commemorate on October 23 the 27th anniversary of the signing of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords, which ushered in an end to nearly two decades of civil war, there is political conflict on whether the tenets of the agreement are still being

  • EU agrees VN trade deal despite rights concerns

    The EU on Wednesday agreed to a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam, a country described as having a “major rights-abusing government”. This comes amid the 28-nation bloc preparing the procedure for a possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade agreement on