Medical Professors at 4 SNU Hospitals Indefinitely Suspend Treatment

Anchor: Medical professors at four hospitals affiliated with Seoul National University(SNU) have indefinitely suspended from Monday patient treatment and surgeries, excluding the treatment of serious and emergency patients. Concerns are rising that the current medical vacuum will worsen as more medical institutes, including other university hospitals and private practices, are set to join the Korean Medical Association in collectively suspending patient treatment on Tuesday. 
Our Bae Joo-yon has more. 

Report: Medical professors at Seoul National University(SNU) Hospital, SNU Bundang Hospital, Seoul Metropolitan Government SNU Boramae Medical Center and SNU Hospital Healthcare System Gangnam Center began an indefinite walkout on Monday. 

An emergency committee of the four hospitals’ medical professors urged the government on Sunday to scrap the administrative measures imposed on trainee doctors who have taken collective action in protest of the government’s decision to hike admissions at medical schools. 

Roughly 520, or some 55 percent of medical professors at the four hospitals, are estimated to have stopped offering outpatient services. 

The committee assessed that treatment at the four institutes will decrease by around 40 percent and the surgery room operation rate will slip from 63 percent to the 30 percent range. 

The Korea Alliance of Patients Organization, meanwhile, called on the doctors to scrap the suspension of services. 

Concerns that the current medical vacuum will worsen are growing as members of the Korean Medical Association(KMA) are set to shut down their clinics on Tuesday. 

The KMA, mostly representing doctors in private practice, unveiled a set of demands for the government on Sunday, saying it would reconsider Tuesday’s planned suspension if the government agrees to reconsider the admissions quota hike. They also demanded the government revise a policy package on essential medicine and retract all administrative orders against trainee doctors and medical students.

The government refused the association’s calls, saying it is inappropriate to make policy demands with an illegal suspension of medical services as a precondition. 

The government added that it could consider seeking claims for damages for losses suffered by hospitals due to the collective suspension of medical services. 
Bae Joo-yon, KBS World Radio News.

[Starbucks] Hojicha and Classic Tea Latte are back as standard items

Starbucks Coffee will begin selling Hojicha & Classic Tea Latte from June 12th.

This product was released for a limited time in June 2021, and is now making its long-awaited return. After its release on June 12th, it will join the ranks of standard products that can be enjoyed any time.


កាហ្វេ Starbucks នឹងចាប់ផ្តើមលក់ Hojicha & Classic Tea Latte ចាប់ពីថ្ងៃទី 12 ខែមិថុនា។

ផលិតផលនេះត្រូវបានចេញផ្សាយក្នុងរយៈពេលកំណត់ក្នុងខែមិថុនា ឆ្នាំ 2021 ហើយឥឡូវនេះកំពុងធ្វើការត្រឡប់មកវិញដែលរង់ចាំជាយូរមកហើយ។ បន្ទាប់ពីការចេញផ្សាយរបស់ខ្លួននៅថ្ងៃទី 12 ខែមិថុនា វានឹងចូលរួមក្នុងចំណាត់ថ្នាក់នៃផលិតផលស្តង់ដារដែលអាចរីករាយបានគ្រប់ពេល។

Baskin-Robbins resumes Greedy Festival

Ice cream chain Baskin-Robbins has announced that it will resume its "Greedy Festival Campaign," which ended ahead of schedule on the 15th of last month, on the 10th of this month.

The company explained, "We have temporarily ended sales of the 'Yokubari Fest' campaign, but now that we have a supply system in place, we will resume sales at stores nationwide from Monday, June 10th to Sunday, June 23rd, 2024." With this resumption of sales, the company said, "We will limit the number of "POP 7-10" products to one per person. We apologize for the inconvenience to customers who wish to purchase many products, and we ask for your understanding and cooperation."

The "Yokubari Fest" campaign was originally scheduled to run from Thursday, May 9th to Thursday, May 30th, 2024, but it was very well received right from the start of sales, and sales far exceeded our initial expectations, leading to some stores running out of stock, so we decided to end the campaign early on Wednesday, May 15th." They also apologized, saying, "Once again, we would like to sincerely apologize to our customers for the great concern and inconvenience we have caused."

"Despite the inconvenience caused by the sudden end of sales, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to the many customers who enthusiastically requested that we resume the 'Yokubari Fest' campaign. Now, with the cooperation of our business partners and others, we are finally ready to make additional production of packaging materials, cups, etc., so we have decided to resume sales for a different period," the company explained. "Going forward, we will make company-wide efforts to ensure a stable supply of products so that you can purchase with even greater peace of mind. We sincerely hope for your continued patronage," it added.


ខ្សែសង្វាក់ការ៉េម Baskin-Robbins បានប្រកាសថាខ្លួននឹងបន្ត "យុទ្ធនាការពិធីបុណ្យលោភលន់" ដែលបានបញ្ចប់មុនកាលវិភាគនៅថ្ងៃទី 15 នៃខែមុននៅថ្ងៃទី 10 នៃខែនេះ។

ក្រុមហ៊ុនបានពន្យល់ថា "យើងបានបញ្ចប់ការលក់ជាបណ្ដោះអាសន្ននៃយុទ្ធនាការ 'Yokubari Fest' ប៉ុន្តែឥឡូវនេះយើងមានប្រព័ន្ធផ្គត់ផ្គង់នៅនឹងកន្លែង យើងនឹងបន្តការលក់នៅហាងទូទាំងប្រទេសចាប់ពីថ្ងៃច័ន្ទ ទី 10 ខែមិថុនា ដល់ថ្ងៃអាទិត្យ ទី 23 ខែមិថុនា ឆ្នាំ 2024 ។ ជាមួយនឹងការបន្តនៃការលក់នេះ ក្រុមហ៊ុនបាននិយាយថា "យើងនឹងកំណត់ចំនួនផលិតផល "POP 7-10" សម្រាប់ម្នាក់ក្នុងម្នាក់។ យើងខ្ញុំសូមអភ័យទោសចំពោះភាពរអាក់រអួលចំពោះអតិថិជនដែលមានបំណងចង់ទិញផលិតផលជាច្រើន ហើយយើងខ្ញុំសូមការយោគយល់ និង កិច្ចសហប្រតិបត្តិការ»។

យុទ្ធនាការ "Yokubari Fest" ដើមឡើយគ្រោងនឹងដំណើរការពីថ្ងៃព្រហស្បតិ៍ ទី 9 ឧសភា ដល់ថ្ងៃព្រហស្បតិ៍ ទី 30 ឧសភា ឆ្នាំ 2024 ប៉ុន្តែវាត្រូវបានទទួលយ៉ាងល្អតាំងពីការចាប់ផ្តើមលក់ ហើយការលក់លើសពីការរំពឹងទុកដំបូងរបស់យើង ដែលនាំឱ្យហាងមួយចំនួនដំណើរការ។ អស់ពីស្តុក ដូច្នេះហើយ ពួកយើងសម្រេចចិត្តបញ្ចប់យុទ្ធនាការនេះ នៅព្រឹកថ្ងៃពុធ ទី១៥ ខែឧសភា។ ពួកគេក៏បានសុំទោសផងដែរ ដោយនិយាយថា "ជាថ្មីម្តងទៀត យើងសូមអភ័យទោសដោយស្មោះចំពោះអតិថិជនរបស់យើងចំពោះការព្រួយបារម្ភ និងការរអាក់រអួលដ៏អស្ចារ្យដែលយើងបានបង្ក"។

"ទោះបីជាមានការរអាក់រអួលដែលបណ្តាលមកពីការលក់ដាច់ភ្លាមៗក៏ដោយ ក៏យើងសូមថ្លែងអំណរគុណយ៉ាងស្មោះស្ម័គ្រចំពោះអតិថិជនជាច្រើនដែលបានស្នើសុំដោយសាទរឱ្យយើងបន្តយុទ្ធនាការ 'Yokubari Fest' ឡើងវិញ។ ឥឡូវនេះ ដោយមានកិច្ចសហការពីដៃគូអាជីវកម្មរបស់យើង និងអ្នកផ្សេងទៀត ក្រុមហ៊ុនបានពន្យល់ថា ទីបំផុតបានត្រៀមខ្លួនរួចរាល់ហើយក្នុងការផលិតសម្ភារៈវេចខ្ចប់ ពែង ជាដើម។ ដូច្នេះហើយបានជាយើងសម្រេចចិត្តបន្តការលក់ក្នុងរយៈពេលខុសគ្នា។ វាបានបន្ថែមថា "ឆ្ពោះទៅមុខ យើងនឹងខិតខំប្រឹងប្រែងពេញមួយក្រុមហ៊ុន ដើម្បីធានាឱ្យបាននូវការផ្គត់ផ្គង់ផលិតផលប្រកបដោយស្ថិរភាព ដូច្នេះអ្នកអាចទិញបានដោយសន្តិភាពចិត្តកាន់តែច្រើន។ យើងសង្ឃឹមយ៉ាងស្មោះស្ម័គ្រចំពោះការគាំទ្របន្តរបស់អ្នក"។

Man apologises for using pictures of former PM and family on social media

A man, who persisted to using pictures of former Prime Minister Hun Sen and family on social media, has apologised and promised to cease his activities.

The owner of the Facebook account named Komar Tep apologized to Samdech Techo Hun Sen this morning in a statement.

This apology came after Samdech Techo Hun Sen, on the night of June 6, 2024, came out to confirm that account of Komar Tep does not belong to him and asked the man to stop posing as him.

Replying to a post by the fraudulent poster, the PM stated: “I, Hun Sen, would like to confirm that the Facebook name of Komar Tep is not mine. Please stop posing as me and post my activities and my family.”

METAL ROBOT Spirits: Rising Freedom Gundam Gets a Re-release

វិញ្ញាណរ៉ូបូតដែក៖ ការកើនឡើងសេរីភាព Gundam ទទួលបានការចេញផ្សាយសារជាថ្មី

BANDAI SPIRITS បានប្រកាសពីការចេញផ្សាយឡើងវិញនៃ "METAL ROBOT Spirits Rising Freedom Gundam" ដែលគ្រោងនឹងដាក់លក់នៅខែវិច្ឆិកា ឆ្នាំ 2024។ ការបញ្ជាទិញជាមុននឹងចាប់ផ្តើមនៅថ្ងៃទី 3 ខែមិថុនា នៅហាងលក់រាយទូទៅ។

ពីខ្សែភាពយន្ត "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM" ដែលជា Rising Freedom Gundam ត្រលប់មកវិញក្នុងក្រុម METAL ROBOT Spirits ។ ម៉ូដែលនេះចាប់យកការរចនាក្នុងភាពយន្តជាមួយនឹងព័ត៌មានលម្អិតយ៉ាងម៉ត់ចត់ បង្ហាញពីលោហៈដ៏ប្លែក និងពណ៌រលោង និងសញ្ញាសម្គាល់ដើមក្រាស់ដែលត្រូវបានបោះពុម្ពលើផ្នែកផ្សេងៗ។

ខែលរួមបញ្ចូលយន្តការពង្រីកស្លាប។ វាក៏មានភ្ជាប់មកជាមួយនូវផ្នែកបែបផែន ដែលអនុញ្ញាតឱ្យមានការកម្សាន្តនៃការវាយប្រហារដោយផ្អែកលើខែល។ កាំភ្លើងវែងដែលបំពាក់ដោយចង្កេះក្នុងចំណោមគ្រឿងសព្វាវុធផ្សេងទៀតអាចត្រូវបានដាក់ពង្រាយ ដែលអនុញ្ញាតឱ្យមានការបង្ហាញដ៏មានអានុភាពនៃ Hi-Mat Full Burst ជាមួយនឹងអាវុធ និងស្លាបទាំងអស់ដែលលាតសន្ធឹង។

លើសពីនេះ តួលេខនេះអាចបំប្លែងទៅជាទម្រង់ MA ។ យន្តការផ្លាស់ប្តូររួមមានការរួមបញ្ចូលនៃការផ្ទុកក្បាល និងការពង្រីកស្លាបជើង ដោយមិនត្រូវការការផ្លាស់ប្តូរផ្នែក។


BANDAI SPIRITS has announced a re-release of the "METAL ROBOT Spirits Rising Freedom Gundam," scheduled for November 2024. Pre-orders will begin on June 3 at general retail stores.

From the movie "Mobile Suit Gundam SEED FREEDOM," the Rising Freedom Gundam makes a return in the METAL ROBOT Spirits lineup. This model captures the in-movie design with meticulous detail, featuring distinctive metallic and glossy coloration and dense original markings printed on various parts.

The shield incorporates a wing expansion mechanism. It also comes with effect parts, allowing for the recreation of shield-based attack poses. The waist-mounted railguns among other armaments can be deployed, enabling a powerful display of the Hi-Mat Full Burst with all weapons and wings extended.

Additionally, this figure is capable of transforming into the MA form. The transformation mechanism includes the integration of head storage and leg wing expansion without needing parts swapping.

Some rain forecast for Cambodia in next few days

Please note that forecasts are based on information supplied by the Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology. Khmer Times is not responsible for the accuracy of these predictions.

The Ministry of Water Resources and Meteorology has issued a notification on weather conditions in the Kingdom of Cambodia for 29 to 31 May 2024.

Low pressure covers the Gulf of Thailand, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the central Mekong Basin and the South China Sea.

This situation will make: From 29 to 31 May 2024:

1-Lowland area:
Minimum temperature 24 ° C and maximum temperature 36 ° C. Winds from the west and southeast average 2 meters per second. Battambang, Banteay Meanchey, Pursat, Siem Reap, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Thom, Phnom Penh, Kandal, Prey Veng, Svay Rieng, Kampong Speu and Takeo provinces are likely to experience rain, thunder, lightning and gusts of 10% -30%.

2-Highlands:
Minimum temperature 24 ° C and maximum temperature 36 ° C. Winds from the west and southeast average 2 meters per second. In Tbong Khmum, Kampong Cham, Kratie, Ratanakkiri, Stung Treng, Preah Vihear and Mondulkiri provinces, thundershowers may cover 5% -10%.

3-Coastal area:
Minimum temperature 25 ° C and maximum temperature 35 ° C. Winds from west and southwest average 2.5 meters / second. Koh Kong Province Preah Sihanouk Kampot Kep –

There may be rain, thunder, lightning and gust covering 10% -30% of the land area. Wave heights have a minimum average height of 0.50 meters and a maximum average height of 1.50 meters.

Giant Bokor Buddha expected to be major tourist attraction

A giant Buddha structure on Bokor Mountain is around 30% complete – and is expected to be a major tourist draw when completed.

The giant statue is being built by the Sokha Group and will be 108 metres tall.

The huge shrine, located on the top of Bokor Mountain in Monivong National Park, will be a religious destination for local Buddhists and tourists from all over the world.

The 108-meter-high Buddha statue was inaugurated in January 2023 and will take around four years to build

It will cover over 90 hectares on the ridge of Bokor Mountain

It’s base will be 248 meters long and 186 meters wide and features four large stairs with dragon handrails representing the four major directions in the style of Angkor Wat in the reign of King Suryavarman II in the 12th century.

The purpose of building this huge Buddha statue on Bokor Mountain is to be a shrine for the Cambodian people, as well as to dedicate peace, prosperity and lasting peace to all people.

This huge Buddha statue is also a contribution to support the field of Buddhism and the development of cultural tourism – especially to attract national and international tourists to this area in large numbers and provide a lot of income from those tourists.

Ministry, IOM committed to migrant workers’ rights

Minister of Labour and Vocational Training Heng Sour met with Kristin Parco, Head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission in Cambodia, at the Ministry on Monday.

During the meeting, both parties discussed the orientation information provided to migrant workers prior to their departure abroad.

Sour said the Ministry’s strategic plan is to enable migrant workers to receive maximum protection and benefits, which is the goal of the government.

Sour thanked Parco for establishing cooperation and support for the Ministry in the past and to continue to strengthen the management mechanism for migrants to be more effective and beneficial in the future.

Parco reiterated her continued support for the government, in particular on migration management.

Ministry spokesman Katta Orn said yesterday the meeting between the two sides was to study the policy, strategy, and other priority programmes of the Ministry towards strengthening governance and labour migration management, promoting protection, skills development, the successful integration of migrant workers, increasing potential of oversees work, and how the IOM can best support the Ministry in achieving its strategic goals.

“The Ministry continues and expands cooperation with countries that receive Cambodian workers, the private sector, and NGOs to ensure that a legitimate migration is fully supported by the host country to improve the lives of migrant workers, and provide additional support. At the end of their term, the workers can return to Cambodia,” he added.

The Ministry and IOM have been working together to compile orientation information for workers before leaving for work abroad.

In 2010, the Ministry and IOM compiled a pre-departure orientation guide for migrant workers going to Thailand, Malaysia, and Kuwait.

“The Royal Government, through the Ministry, is committed to promoting the rights of migrant workers abroad,” Orn said,

“The Ministry cooperates with development partners to ensure that Cambodian workers are fully aware of their labour and legal rights when abroad as migrant workers,” he added.

A programme officer with the labour rights group Central, De The Hoya, said yesterday that to prevent trafficking, the government should disseminate more information to workers regarding job scams and illegal trafficking, and take action against companies that use fraudulent methods to lure Cambodian workers to foreign countries.

He wants to see effective implementation in the prevention of human trafficking in Cambodia to protect migrant workers, by ensuring their safety and upholding their human rights.

In 2023, the Ministry provided employment opportunities abroad to 1,355,936 people, of whom 552,851 were women.

Around 1,262,175 Cambodian migrant workers are in Thailand, 50,970 in South Korea, 22,262 in Malaysia, 20,056 in Japan, 871 in Singapore and 218 in Hong Kong.

Samsung Electronics union calls first-ever strike

A union representing thousands of workers at Samsung Electronics has called the first strike at the South Korean technology giant since it was founded five and a half decades ago.

The National Samsung Electronics Union says it will hold a one-day protest by asking all of its members to use their paid leave on 7 June and has not ruled out a full-scale strike in the future.

The union says its has about 28,000 members, accounting for more than a fifth of the company's total workforce.

Samsung Electronics says it will continue to negotiate with the union.

“We can’t stand persecution against labour unions anymore. We are declaring a strike in the face of the company’s neglect of labourers,” a union representative said during a live-streamed news conference.

Samsung Electronics' management has been in talks with the union since the start of this year over wages, but the two sides have so far failed to strike a deal.

The union has demanded a 6.5% pay rise and a bonus pegged to the company's earnings.

Samsung Electronics is the world's largest maker of memory chips, smartphones and televisions.

Analysts have warned that a full-scale strike could affect the firm's computer chip manufacturing and impact the global supply chains of electronics.

Samsung Electronics is the flagship unit of South Korean conglomerate Samsung Group. It is the biggest of the country's family-controlled businesses that dominate Asia’s fourth-largest economy.

Samsung Group was known for not allowing unions to represent its workers until 2020 when the company came under intense public scrutiny after its chairman was prosecuted for market manipulation and bribery.

Samsung Electronics' shares were trading about 2% lower in Seoul after the announcement.

With additional reporting by Jake Kwon in Seoul

PM calls on parents to strengthen moral education for children in the age of digital technology to maintain dignity in society

The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Dr. Hun Manet, called on families and communities to strengthen moral education for future generations in order to maintain the dignity of society in the era of technological globalisation.

In a message celebrating Family Day under the theme “Families are a strong foundation for social and economic development,” held on May 15, Prime Minister Hun Manet said that the family is an important cell for building high-quality human resources and well-being, which is a strong asset to maintain peace and increase economic value, raise cultural values, and create new ideas towards achieving the long-term sustainable goals of socio-economic development.

At the same time, grandparents, fathers, mothers, and brothers and sisters all play an important role in raising and educating children to be good children, good students, and good citizens for the community and society. The Prime Minister said that education from this family has actively contributed to the preservation and promotion of culture, religion, traditions, and customs of the nation by adhering to morals, ethics, understanding, tolerance, and respect for the law.

Dr. Hun Manet also called on each family and community to continue to strengthen the spirit of good solidarity and pay attention to education, morals, traditions, and customs by providing education, learning, morality, ethics, behaviour, general knowledge, and other professional skills.

The Prime Minister also asked the monks, elders, and teachers to provide good advice to family members and communities for the younger generation to learn and follow; as the saying goes, “the elderly are the training ground for the younger generation.”