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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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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