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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  • 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

  • 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

  • Sam Rainsy, government group set to clash at IPU Geneva meet?

    Opposition figure Sam Rainsy has been invited to speak at the General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, according to a former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) lawmaker. A government delegation is also set to attend the meeting, a National Assembly press release