Khmer Traditional Clothes to be Exhibited at MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum in Siem ReapTop headlines in major S. Korean newspapers

MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum is going to exhibit Khmer traditional clothes (Hol, Pamoung) from Prey Kabas residents in Takeo province, for the public to learn about old Khmer handicrafts. The six-month non-permanent exhibition will start on Feb. 9 with the display of 21 fabrics, said Mr. Sen Kimsun, Acting Deputy Director of the MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum of the APSARA National Authority. According to the authority's news release, the above collection, 51 items in total, including skirts, shirts, and fabrics, is the donation of people in Prey Kabas district. The museum team went to receive the collection on May 18, 2023 and then registered for conservation, cleaning, and repair before organising an exhibition for the public. Some handkerchiefs are between 40 and 60 years old and have been carefully cared for by people before and during the Khmer Rouge era. This is the first phase of the exhibition, said Mr. Sen Kimsun, explaining that the museum has selected 21 of the 51 items for the event. He called on the public to visit this important exhibition in order to appreciate and learn about the artwork of the people of Prey Kabas. MGC Asian Traditional Textiles Museum is located in Siem Reap and open for visits from Wednesday to Monday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse SEOUL, The following are the top headlines in major South Korean newspapers on Feb. 5. Korean-language dailies -- Kim Gyeong-yul to not run for seat in parliamentary elections; nominations to be centered around Yoon (Kyunghyang Shinmun) -- Up to 120,000 won to be returned if medical services use is low (Kookmin Daily) -- 'Fewer than 4 hospital visits a year will result in a refund of up to 120,000 won' (Donga Ilbo) -- Between innovation and rupture; rough seas of changing the guard (Seoul Shinmun) -- 'Forgotten sacrifices' even if dying in the line of duty (Segye Times) -- Top app YouTube shakes up news and shopping (Chosun Ilbo) -- Rival parties begin nomination wars for general elections (JoongAng Ilbo) -- Strangling debt; destroying a family (Hankyoreh) -- A son pushed by a drunk; a family in disarray (Hankook Ilbo) -- Private equity joins buying spree of undervalued stocks (Maeil Business Newspaper) -- Shield for management rights to be introduced to lift stock prices (Korea Economic Daily) English-language dailies -- Major parties compete with populist pledges, proposals (Korea Herald) -- Ruling party chief reignites push for megacity plan (Korea Times) -- Metro area's 62 swing states may decide election (Korea JoongAng Daily) Source: Yonhap News Agency