Yoon says first lady’s acceptance of luxury handbag was caused by lack of cold-heartednessKratie City, a Best Place to Visit in Asia in 2024

President Yoon Suk Yeol said Wednesday that first lady Kim Keon Hee failed to "cold-heartedly reject" a visitor armed with a hidden camera, addressing allegations of her acceptance of a luxury handbag for the first time. Yoon said in an interview with KBS that the bag was given to her as a "political maneuver" as it was filmed with a camera hidden inside a watch and the footage was only released last year ahead of an election year. "The fact that she was unable to cold-heartedly reject him was the problem, if one can call it a problem, and it is a little regrettable," he said. The interview was filmed on Sunday and aired Wednesday night. "What's important is not that it was a political maneuver but that we conduct ourselves by more clearly drawing the line so that such things don't happen again." Yoon had come under growing pressure to address the allegations surrounding the first lady, even as his office maintained the Christian Dior bag, valued at around 3 million won (US$2,200), was given to her by a K orean American pastor in September 2022 as part of a premeditated hidden camera trap. The issue was seen as a liability for the ruling party ahead of the April 10 parliamentary elections. Source: Yonhap News Agency Kratie city, located in the northeast of Cambodia, is among the best places to visit in Asia in 2024 by Travel + Leisure, a famous New York-based travel magazine. The magazine also recommends some interesting things to do in Kratie to the visitors, saying, 'In Kratie, or Krong Kracheh, visit the Irrawaddy Dolphin Habitat Centre to interact with the beautiful, rare dolphins. Check out the waterfall of Cham Pey and the turtle conservation centre. If your timing is right, watch the turtles hatch and migrate to the sea, helped by human hands. During dry weather, the Kampi River dries out, making way for hammocks hung on the riverbed and makeshift bridges connecting villages.' The best time to visit Kratie is from November to May, the same source emphasised. The other places on the list are Palawan of the Philippines, Takayama of Japan, Red Sea of Saudi Arabia, Incheon of the Republic of Korea, Pak Chong of Thailand, Zhangjiajie of China, Hue of Vietnam, St. John's Island of Singapore, Cameron Highlands of Mala ysia, Mirissa of Sri Lanka, Meghalaya of India, Ras Al Khaimah of the United Arab Emirates, and Taipei of Taiwan. Source: Agence Kampuchea Presse