Welcome to LIFT issue 61

Welcome to LIFT issue 61

This week, Lift is looking at two stories that never seem to leave the news. They are two issues that never fail to get a reaction, regardless of which side of the issues you stand on.

Our cover feature (page 6) is about the impact of Vietnamese business on Cambodia now, and into the future. There seems to be more attention on our neighbours to the east these days, but we wanted to make sure not to forget about our neighbours to the west as well, since Vietnamese investment is one of the driving forces behind development in the Kingdom.

Our second story is about the current state of the Sam Rainsy Party (page 10). Everyone knows that their president is in self-imposed exile in France, but the parties efforts to gain support and financial backing must go on, and we wanted to know how its going for those members still in the Kingdom.

We are also giving away two Nokia Phones at the end of the month, and we hope you will enter the contest on page on page 7.

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  • New US bill ‘is a violation of Cambodian independence’

    After a US congressmen introduced bipartisan legislation that will enact sanctions on Cambodian officials responsible for “undermining democracy” in the Kingdom, government officials and the ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Sunday said they regarded the potential action as the “violation of independence and sovereignty

  • Long way to go before Cambodia gets a ‘smart city’

    Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Battambang will struggle to attain smart city status without adopting far reaching master plans, according to officials tasked with implementing the program. The brainchild of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the smart city program seeks to link up

  • Ministry’s plan for net sparks fears

    The government has ordered all domestic and international internet traffic in the Kingdom to pass through a Data Management Centre (DMC) that has been newly created by the state-owned Telecom Cambodia, in a move some have claimed is an attempt to censor government critics. Spokesman

  • China-Cambodia tourism forum held

    The Cambodian tourism sector must be prepared to welcome a growing number of Chinese tourists, as they lead the globe in the number of outbound travellers and were responsible for the most visitors to the Kingdom last year, the country’s tourism minister said on