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.

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  • EU officials: Ending EBA an 18-month procedure

    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of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn.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

  • 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

  • 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