Tunku Imran (aka Pete), M.O. 1962-1966, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Glasgow for his role in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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Commonwealth Games Federation President, Prince Tunku Imran was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of University from the University of Glasgow as part of its Commemoration Day celebrations marking the founding of the institution. Prince Tunku of Malaysia was honoured for his role as head of the CGF and for his part in helping bring the XX Commonwealth Games to Glasgow.



Prince Tunku was elected President of the CGF at the organisation's General Assembly in St Kitts and Nevis in 2011, replacing Jamaican Mike Fennell. He had been vice-president of the CGF for 11 years prior to that and has been the President of the Olympic Council of Malaysia since 1998. The 66-year-old has been a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 2006 and was President of the International Squash Rackets Federation from 1989 to 1996. Prince Tunku is a graduate of Nottingham University and is a qualified barrister. He is a former national squash champion in 1973 and was a member of the Malaysian national team from 1973 to 1976.

"I am very honoured indeed to receive this degree," said Prince Tunku. "It is a great tribute to the Commonwealth Games movement and the Commonwealth family. Education is something that is very important to me, and something also that is central to the ties that bind the Commonwealth. This is really recognition of the work, dedication and commitment of the whole team that works to deliver these Games."

Since taking over as CGF President, Prince Tunku has been pushing to relocate the headquarters of the CGF from its London base claiming it would save £925,000 ($1.4 million/€1.1 million) if it moved from the British capital. Prince Tunku's controversial plans to relocate the CGF to Kuala Lumpur were met with fierce resistance and were blocked at the organisation's General Assembly in Glasgow last year. He officially dropped the idea in January.

Text and photo taken from 'Inside the Games' article, Wednesday, 18th June 2014.

Commonwealth Games Federation President, Prince Tunku Imran was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of University from the University of Glasgow as part of its Commemoration Day celebrations marking the founding of the institution. Prince Tunku of Malaysia was honoured for his role as head of the CGF and for his part in helping bring the XX Commonwealth Games to Glasgow.

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