Welcome to LIFT issue 60

Welcome to LIFT issue 60

Now that Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to a ceasefire on the border area around Preah Vihear, the threat posed by Thailand has subsided, but for the past few weeks, there have been plenty of reasons to fear for the safety of Cambodian territory and people.

As often happens in times of trauma, people around the country united to rally behind the troops defending us. In this issue we find out how people supported the soldiers, and who made sure t5he money made it to the front lines (page 10).

We also talk to young writers searching for a new voice that will connect with the next generation of Cambodian readers (page 12). We find out what they re doing to compete with technology, TV and other distractions that their forbearers didn’t have to compete with.

The TEDx videos have been online for about a week, and our constructive Cambodian has some comments, and check out our ever evolving face3book page  at facebook.com/liftcambodia.


  • 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