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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  • Negotiations on EBA being held

    In an effort to defuse tensions, a senior government official said Cambodia is negotiating with the European Union (EU) on the Everything But Arms (EBA) trade deal, which allows the Kingdom to export goods to the 28-member bloc tariff-free. The EU notified Cambodia on October 5

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of 18 months to complete the procedure if Cambodia’s preferential Everything But Arms (EBA) trade agreement is to be withdrawn.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