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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    The Kampong Speu provincial Committee for Disaster Management on Wednesday issued an alert after non-stop heavy rain caused widespread flooding. In Koh Kong province, authorities are working with the disaster committee and the Cambodian Red Cross to assist those affected after more than 350 homes were

  • CNRP points to King in call for vote boycott

    Leaders of the former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) have taken a new tack in their call for a boycott of the national elections later this month. They are now claiming that the people should follow the King, who is expected to abide by tradition

  • Actress’s NGO takes heat for promoting the ruling party

    An actress’s NGO which participated in an election campaign event contrary to the Law on Association and Non-Governmental Organisations (Lango) has been slammed. Chorn Chanleakena, a celebrity and the president of the Association of Artists Volunteering to Help Society, allegedly led its members in

  • Troop moves ‘won’t worry people’

    Senior officials at the Ministry of Defence and National Police said on Tuesday that riot training provided to the country’s police forces were aimed at preventing unexpected demonstrations and strikes before and after the July 29 national elections. The troop mobilisation, they said, would not