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.


  • 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

  • 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

  • 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