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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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  • Public warned of dengue risks amid rainy season

    Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng has issued an eight-point plan to destroy mosquitoes carrying dengue fever amid the rainy season. In a four-page directive, Bun Heng warned that while the number of dengue cases has dropped sharply compared to last year, it could increase

  • Thirteen charged in UK migrant lorry tragedy

    Thirdteen suspects arrested by French police over the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants in a refrigerated lorry in Britain have been charged with people trafficking, a judicial source said on Saturday. Six of the group – mainly Vietnamese and French nationals – were held on Tuesday in the

  • Cambodian Blue Helmet dies of virus

    The last rites for Cambodian Blue Helmet peacekeeper Sar Savy, who died on Friday at 63 from Covid-19 while on a mission in the Republic of Mali, will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at the UN base there. Cambodia’s National Centre for Peacekeeping Forces

  • World Bank donates $15 million in aid

    The World Bank on Friday approved $15 million for a medical training system to help Cambodia equip doctors with more skills before they start work. The budget, which was granted by the International Development Association (IDA), is intended to improve health care services. The World Bank

  • Ministry signs MoU to develop ICT training

    The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport on Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with IT Academy STEP Cambodia (STEP) to further develop the Sisters of Code project. The project trains female students in computer programming, and enhances information and communication technology (ICT) textbooks