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Jeffrey Cheah Conferred Honorary U.K. Knighthood By King Charles III

today15 November 2023

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(source: Sunway Group)

Sunway Group Founder and Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Jeffrey Cheah, has been named an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) by His Majesty King Charles III in recognition for his services to higher education, health services, and philanthropy.

The honorary knighthood β€” or Honorary KBE β€” is quite a rare and prestigious award for citizens of non-Commonwealth Realm nations. Cheah is the first Malaysian to be conferred the KBE by King Charles III. The award recognises the instrumental role he played in forging high-level links with a number of UK institutions, as well as his contribution towards the bilateral relationship that the U.K. and Malaysia share.

Cheah is the Founder and Trustee of Jeffrey Cheah Foundation, which has (to date) disbursed well over RM670 million in academic scholarships to students in need. Additionally, he has endowed many chairs and…

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Written by: Danial Martinus


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