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.


  • 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

  • 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

  • Monks given ‘Samdech’ title for contributions

    Three senior monks on Thursday were given the highest-ranking title “samdech”, with Prime Minister Hun Sen saying that the promotions were due to their contributions to Buddhism. The three distinguished monks were promoted on Thursday morning at Botum Vatey pagoda in Phnom Penh, at a

  • Facing possible sanctions, PM criticises Washington’s rights record

    While United States congressmen are discussing the Cambodia Democracy Act and an amendment that could impose more sanctions against Cambodia’s government, Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday counterattacked by questioning the respect of human rights and democracy under the US-backed Lon Nol regime, and