Welcome to LIFT issue 40

Welcome to LIFT issue 40

We’re feeling ambitious at Lift after a much-needed holiday, and we are passing on the professional energy with an issue all about work. Admittedly, its not the most exciting-sounding theme. But we think we’ve put together some pretty good information for students who are now realising they might need to get a job if they want to make it through the year without going broke (page 4).

While we don’t encourage our readers to follow the trend, we also sent a reporter out to investigate prostitution among Cambodian students and why it is happening (page 6).

You will find Kounila Keo’s column about how we can eliminate poverty, some of the best comics from the 24-hour draw event held in Phnom Penh last weekend and a mini-bio on the young man on his way to becoming the first Cambodian-born F1 champion. You also get a post-Pchum Ben double dose of advice, some tips from an organisation at home and an inspiring email from a student abroad.

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  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

  • Ministers to tackle sea pollutants

    Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities and members of local communities have collected 77 tonnes of water hyacinth at a Sihanoukville beach, Preah Sihanouk Provincial Hall spokesperson Or Saroeun said. He told The Post yesterday that the aquatic weeds had been floating along some of the province’s

  • 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of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn.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

  • Chinese police escort deported scam suspects

    Ninety-one Chinese nationals accused of extorting money from victims in a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) scam were deported from Phnom Penh International Airport on Monday under the escort of 182 Chinese police personnel. General Department of Immigration head of investigations Ouk Hay Seila told reporters