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E. E. C. Thuraisingham
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  • Thuraisingham received a CBE from King George VI in 1948.
  • In 1950 the Sultan Ibrahim of Johore bestowed the title of Dato Paduka Makota Johore ("DPMJ") on Thuraisingham.
  • He received the Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) from the National University of Singapore in 1953.
  • Thuraisingham was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on 10 July 1955 for his services to the country and Malayan education and bestowed the title of Knight Bachelor.
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Dato' Sir Ernest Emmanuel Clough Thuraisingham or E.E.C. Thuraisingham (28 August 1898 – 30 March 1979) was the first local Member (Minister) for Education in the Communities Liaison Committee formed to build communal fraternity in British-ruled Malaya, from 1951–1955. He is also the first Asian chairman of the Selangor Turf Club.

Better known by his last two names, Clough Thuraisingham's passion to do the best for Malaya was matched only by his love of horse racing and his large American car, a red Chevrolet Impala. He was also popularly known in the horse racing fraternity as "The Dato". His dream was to see a united Malaya and stood for racial equality.

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