Welcome to LIFT issue 63

Welcome to LIFT issue 63

We hope you have a few minutes this week to try out some of the new features of Lift. Whether its participating in our polls or posting a photo on our Facebook page, or sending your resume to some of the organizations and companies in our opportunities listings, we think you will find something that pulls you in, and helps you network with potential employers, or future friends.

Our cover story this week is about Christianity, and the Cambodian youth who truly believe in the teachings and scripture that comes from the religion. We wanted to look at how Christianity fits within a Buddhist country, and how these Christian youth have adapted their belief system in the process.

Our other feature looks at what schools are doing to get more students to stay in school. Primary education has seen a boost in the last decade, but secondary schools are lagging. We look at why youth are leaving school and what can be done to get them back in the classroom.

You will also find the first instalment of “a day in the life,” part of our “life guide” that lets you see into the life of young professionals to get a sense of their daily life, and decide whether it might be something you want to do also.


  • Guards protest dismissals, reject claims of sharing naked photos of child

    Some 20 former security guards at the US Embassy in Phnom Penh protested on Tuesday against their dismissal. They accused their employers of falsely claiming they had viewed and shared child pornography from their mobile phones as grounds for their termination. In total, 32 personnel were dismissed

  • We’re going to Wisney World!

    More than 6,000 mostly Chinese attendees witnessed the inauguration ceremony of a $1 billion Sihanoukville resort project called Wisney World in the capital on Wednesday. The event on Koh Pich, attended by several senior Cambodian government officials, is a joint venture between China’s AMC International and

  • Funcinpec urges probe into deadly Preah Sihanouk accident

    THE Funcinpec party has urged the government, especially the Ministry of Interior, to investigate the traffic accident in Preah Sihanouk province which left Prince Norodom Ranariddh badly injured and his wife Ouk Phalla dead. Funcinpec Vice President You Hokry told reporters at Botum Votey pagoda,

  • Gov’t continues China tilt as ties with the US slide on ‘interference’ in Kingdom’s internal affairs

    CHINA has granted some $131 million in aid to the Cambodian military. It comes as yet another sign that the Kingdom is strengthening strategic ties with its Asian neighbour to counter increasingly cold relations with the United States. The aid was announced as part of a