Welcome to LIFT issue 49

Welcome to LIFT issue 49

Our magazine is about you, Cambodian youth, and the things that we think you will find interesting. This issue we are focusing on foreigners because we know that having people from other countries in the Kingdom has an impact on Cambodians, especially the younger generation who has seen foreigners on TV, in movies and listened to them singing since they were babies.

We have had more stories about, and from, students studying abroad and we can hardly count them, but this week for the first time we have a story about youth from other countries coming to study here (page 6). We also have a story about what makes Phnom Penh unique from the other cities in the world (page 10), and a story about far away people and places in our country (page 12), and how much your location really matters to how you view the Kingdom.

We are launching the Lift/TEDx Phnom Penh Essay contest on our website this week as well. We would love to get your input.


  • 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