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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  • Government set to slash holidays

    The private sector has welcomed the government’s move to reduce the number of public holidays in the in the Kingdom – known for having the most public holidays in the world – by seven days. However, the government had just added the “Day of Remembrance” on

  • ‘Kingdom lacks up to 400MW in available electricity’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen has called on the general public, hoteliers and businesspeople with generators to use them as back-up as the Electricity Authority of Cambodia cannot generate enough electricity to meet needs due to low water levels in power station reservoirs. On Saturday evening

  • Kith Theang being held in PJ prison

    Kith Theang, the brother of prominent businessman Kith Meng, was charged by Phnom Penh Municipal Court late on Monday and sent to the capital’s Police Judiciare (PJ) prison over the nearly 50kg of drugs found in a February 23 raid by authorities on the Rock

  • Sor Chandeth defends his criticism of Hun Sen

    Former senator Sor Chandeth has defended his choice of words when criticising Hun Sen, saying he was merely speaking metaphorically to attack the Prime Minister’s political life, not his actual person, as the latter seeks damages. [img] Chandeth spoke to The Post on Thursday,