Welcome to LIFT issue 57

Welcome to LIFT issue 57

It was a climactic and inspiring weekend for Lift. After months of anticipation, TEDxPhnomPenh finally happened, and it was awesome. Lift senior writer Kounila Keo wowed the crowd with her talk about blogging, and the winner of our essay contest, Hoem Seiha, gave a great presentation on his idea to start an education watchdog for Cambodian schools (they will both be online soon).

The other speakers were awesome as well. You can read Lift senior writer Tharum Bun’s liveblog of the event for Voice of America at blogs.voanews.com/khmer-english/musings/, and check out our review of the talks in this issue (page 10).

As always, we have plenty of  ideas for making the Kingdom better. Tivea Koam argues that men need to take it easy when they hit the bottle (page 5), and our cover feature looks at expensive universities and asks “are they worth the extra cash?” (page 6). We also want to hear your view of the border situation at facebook.com/liftcambodia.

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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