Welcome to LIFT issue 46

Welcome to LIFT issue 46

We at Lift would first like to send out our thoughts and best wishes to the friends and family of those involved in the tragic scene at Koh Pich earlier this week.

In this week’s issue we once again look at the role of China in Cambodian politics and society, but this time we compare Cambodia’s relationships with the world’s most populated country to ties with America, the world’s richest country (page 4). It’s a topic that’s been in the news a lot lately, but we gave it a special Lift treatment by conducting out first-ever survey of 100 university students around the country, asking them how they felt about relations with the world’s two superpowers.

In a related column, senior writer Tharum Bun takes advantage of Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to the Kingdom to write about the untapped potential of  Cambodian youth.

We also sent a reporter to Malaysia to cover a competition that we think you will find quite entertaining (page 8), and asked experts and students about women marrying men and moving abroad (page 10).

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  • Proof giants walked among us humans?

    For years a debate has waged about whether certain bas relief carvings at the 12th-century To Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions at the Angkor Wat Temple Complex in Siem Reap province, depicted dinosaurs or some rather less exotic and more contemporary animal,

  • 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

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Japan bank buys major stake in ANZ Royal Bank

    Japan's largest bank acquired more than half of ANZ’s shares in Cambodia on Thursday, according to a statement from Kith Meng’s Royal Group. Japan's JTrust Bank, announced that they had acquired a 55% of stake in ANZ Royal Bank. According to a Royal Group