Welcome to LIFT issue 45

Welcome to LIFT issue 45

Last week we tried some new stuff to get our readers involved in Lift and were excited by your response. You answered our news questions and logged on to angkorone.com/lift to share your ideas and opinions.

This week we continue to give you more opportunities to engage with Lift as you read it (so keep a pen nearby) and opportunities to win free stuff when you go beyond the page and reach us online.

In the wake of elections in Myanmar, home to one of the world’s least transparent governments, we look at whether the presence of Cambodian politicians on Facebook is making our government more accessible to the Kingdom’s youth (page 4).

If you read the Post, you might have seen a story last week about the rising risk of HIV/AIDS among Cambodian youth. We dug deeper to expose the reality of sexual activity among youth and see how global influences are impacting the way we view premarital sex. Comment on angkorone.com/lift and you could win a free subscription to the Post and be sure not to miss country’s most important news every day.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Monks given ‘Samdech’ title for contributions

    Three senior monks on Thursday were given the highest-ranking title “samdech”, with Prime Minister Hun Sen saying that the promotions were due to their contributions to Buddhism. The three distinguished monks were promoted on Thursday morning at Botum Vatey pagoda in Phnom Penh, at a

  • Facing possible sanctions, PM criticises Washington’s rights record

    While United States congressmen are discussing the Cambodia Democracy Act and an amendment that could impose more sanctions against Cambodia’s government, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday counterattacked by questioning the respect of human rights and democracy under the US-backed Lon Nol regime, and