At least someone appreciates the work of Andrew Hughes who last year was Fiji's Police Commissioner. He was awarded an Australian Police Medal at today's Queen's Birthday honours list.
from Fiji live today:
Hughes CP role in Fiji recognised
Monday June 11, 2007
Australia has recognised Andrew Hughes for his service to the Australian Federal Police in particular his role as Commissioner of Police (CP) to Fiji. The Daily Telegraph reports Hughes is one of three Australian police officers recognised in the latest Queen's Birthday honours list.
Assistant Commissioner Hughes has been awarded the Australian Police Medal for distinguished service. "The Australian Police Medal recognises the important contributions to policing made by these three talented and dedicated individuals," AFP Commissioner Mick Keelty said. "They are worthy recipients of the Australian Police Medal, which is one of the highest honours that can be bestowed on members of the Australian policing community."
Assistant Commissioner Hughes has served in the police force for 30 years.
He was today recognised particularly for distinguished service as the AFP Commissioner of Police to the Fijian government from 2003 to 2006.
Hughes fled the country with his family after the December 2006 coup by Fiji’s military saying he feared for their safety.