A Celebration of 20 Years in Cambodia
Left to right: Sean Ngu, Alan Parkhouse, Editor in Chief for the Post and wife, Soma, Prince Sisowath Sirirath and wife, His Excellency, Sok Chanrith and wife, and Sam Rith, Managing Editor for the Post (Khmer version) and wife
Soma with her date, Sean Ngu, CEO of EMAXX
The Phnom Penh Post 20th Anniversary Party was held at Sofitel Hotel Ballroom, in Phnom Penh, on July 6, 2012
His Excellency Khieu Kanharith, Minister, Ministry of Information (purple shirt) and Soma’s uncle, Prince Sisowath Thomico, meeting Ross Dunkley, Publisher for the Post
Soma with Chris Dawe, CEO of the Post, and was told that evening that she has earned the respect by the shareholders, editors, and staff of the Post, because of her successful column
Don Weinland, Deputy Business Editor, and David Boyle, Reporter for the Post
Soma with Ross Dunkley, Publisher, who gave Soma the opportunity and created a column titled,” Royal Rebel, the Social Agenda with Soma Norodom” the most popular and most read section in the paper, both English and Khmer versions
Soma’s uncles, Prince Sisowath Sirirath and Prince Sisowath Thomico with Scott Neeson, former Hollywood Producer, and Founder of Cambodian Children’s Fund
Sophea Heng, Circulation Director for Post, Jenny Seang, Jesse Gage, Digital Director for Post, Soma, and Tony Re-al
Soma with her uncle, Prince Sisowath Thomico’s fiance, Simarch, designer of her dress, and owner of Magic Gecko shop
Soma with her friends, Sophea, V, and Noemie, who are supporters of the Post
Left to right: Kay Kimsong, Editor in Chief of the Post (Khmer version), Soma, H.E. Khieu Kanharith, and supporters of the Post
Soma with His Excellency, Dr. Sok Siphana and wife, and son, who is an author at the age of 11
Soma with Tim Ratha, Cambodian actress and model, who are both fans of each other
Soma enjoying the party with family and friends
Soma with Scott Neeson, her hero and friend, as he is the Founder of Cambodian Children’s Fund, with 6 facilities, which takes care of over 1,000 poor children by providing home, food, education, and even medical care
Soma with Bridget Di Certo, the best reporter at the Post, and both are supportive and fans of each other
Happy 20th Anniversary Phnom Penh Post
The Phnom Penh Post celebrated its 20th Anniversary on July 6, 2012. The official date when the first independent newspaper, the Post, was published in Cambodia was on July 10, 1992.
Michael Hayes, former CEO of the Phnom Penh Post, established the first press in Cambodia, the Phnom Penh Post, with the support from His Majesty, King Father Norodom Sihanouk.
Happy 20th Anniversary Phnom Penh Post!
The official letter on behalf of Prince Sisowath Thomico from His Majesty, King Father Norodom Sihanouk:
Cabinet of His Majesty
King-Father Norodom Sihanouk
Mr. Alan Parkhouse
Editor In Chief
The Phnom Penh Post
Dear Mr. Parkhouse,
On behalf of His Majesty King Father Norodom Sihanouk, I have the great pleasure to extend to you, to Mr. Michael Hayes and to the staff of the Phnom Penh Post my warm congratulations for the major contribution of your paper to the rebirth of the press in Cambodia over the last twenty years.
With my warm wishes of Long Life, Happiness and Success in your activities,
Please accept, Dear Mr. Parkhouse, the assurance of my high consideration.
Private Secretary of HM the King Father
Phnom Penh, July 6, 2012
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