Welcome to LIFT issue 58

Welcome to LIFT issue 58

LIFT loves Valentines day as much as the next youth magazine, but we were too busy investigating Cambodia’s schools and police force to give the day of love much attention. We hope you all found a deserving Valentine to spend the day with and if you didn’t, you’ll surely be luckier next year.

In this issue we have two features that are completely unrelated, but we think you will find them both quite interesting. Our cover story looks at the progress and potential pitfalls of projects working to connect rural students to the internet, and the vast academic and professional resources that it provides to users.

The second feature story poses the question “are police in the Kingdom protecting the people?” We all see police on the roads every day, but many people don’t know what their purpose really is. We look at how well law enforcement is really enforcing the law in Cambodia.

You will also find an email from Canada, a youth who has found success on a horse and, the coolest page around.

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    EU officials have confirmed that it will take a total of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn. According to EU Agriculture and Rural Development spokesman Daniel Rosario, the formal process has not

  • IPU slams government claim

    The president of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Gabriela Cuevas Barron, has refuted a claim by the National Assembly that she “highly appreciated the achievements of Cambodia” in its July national elections with a tweet saying “Of course not!” before adding “No congratulations”. A delegation from

  • Conflict lingers on Paris Accords

    As the Kingdom prepares to commemorate on October 23 the 27th anniversary of the signing of the 1991 Paris Peace Accords, which ushered in an end to nearly two decades of civil war, there is political conflict on whether the tenets of the agreement are still being

  • EU agrees VN trade deal despite rights concerns

    The EU on Wednesday agreed to a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Vietnam, a country described as having a “major rights-abusing government”. This comes amid the 28-nation bloc preparing the procedure for a possible withdrawal of Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) preferential trade agreement on