The Head of ABC International Development, Domenic Friguglietti, and our Cambodia Team Leader, Ta Rath, were honoured by the Cambodian Government in a special medal ceremony in Phnom Penh in June 2012.
The medal of the Sahametrei Order, Theppaden class, was conferred on Domenic in appreciation of the work he and the ABC have done with AusAID to improve media in Cambodia, including introducing talkback radio. Ta was also honoured with a Royal Order of Monisaraphon, Commander class.
Cambodia’s Minister of Information, Khieu Kanarith presented the medals. Australia’s Ambassador to Cambodia, Penny Richards, said that this was an honour bestowed on very few Australians.