Welcome to LIFT issue 48

Welcome to LIFT issue 48

We’re back to our normal format this week, but our thought and prayers are still with the victims of the tragedy on the bridge and their families. We also haven’t stopped searching for answers to what happened before, during and after the stampede, and we will continue to keep you updated until justice has been found.

This week we look at the work force in a new way, with a follow up on a recent report about the importance of vocational training (page 10) as well as a survey and overview of what sectors garner the most attention from Cambodian university students (page 6).

It’s a week full of reports, in fact, as we couldn’t stand to ignore the attention that an international think tank gve to improvements being made in the Cambodian educaiton system (page 4).

Tong Soprach makes his debut this week as our constructive Cambodian (page 13), and he is talking about teenage gangs, who have become a much talked about problem in the last year. As always, thanks for picking up Lift. Enjoy.

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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