Saturday, October 18, 2008

Never forgotten

Christopher Howes
British charity worker Christopher Howes, murdered by the Khmer Rouge in 1996 and whose killers were jailed earlier this week, will be remembered in Phnom Penh and Cambodia. As an acknowledgment of his humanitarian work and his bravery in negotiating the release of his de-mining team when they were captured by the Khmer Rouge, he was honoured with the naming of a street in the capital (formerly Street 96) - a plaque bears his name in front of Le Royal Hotel and near the American Embassy - a primary school in Siem Reap province at Kork Srok village also carries his name and he received the posthumous award of the Queen's Gallantry Medal in 2001. A fitting tribute to a very brave man.
Street 96 was renamed Christopher Howes Street
A plaque bears the name of Christopher Howes, in front of the NIM university building


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