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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.


  • Kak Channthy, Cambodian Space Project frontwoman, killed in crash at 38 [Updated]

    Updated 5:05pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Kak Channthy, frontwoman of popular The Cambodian Space Project, was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh. She was 38. Channthy, the internationally recognised singer-songwriter also known as “Srey Thy”, was reportedly travelling in a tuk-tuk on the city's

  • Australian police investigating death threat against Kem Ley's widow

    Updated: 10:17am, Friday March 23, 2018 Australian authorities on Thursday confirmed they have launched an investigation into a crudely written death threat sent tothe family of slain political analyst Kem Ley and Victoria state MP Hong Lim. The typed letter, reported to Victoria police last week, is

  • Apparel groups including H&M and Gap urge Cambodia garment industry reform, seek meeting with Hun Sen

    A group representing some of the largest apparel brands in the US and Europe – including Gap, H&M and ASOS – expressed “growing concern” on Tuesday over several controversial labour laws and ongoing court cases against unionists described as restrictive and unjust. In an open letter

  • Hun Sen says Montagnards don’t exist in Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen once again attacked ex-opposition leader Sam Rainsy for pledging “autonomy” to Montagnards, claiming – seemingly incorrectly – the ethnic minority does not exist in Cambodia. “We respect all minorities such as Jarai, Steang, Phnong, but we have never had Montagnards,” the premier said