THE BACKGROUND OF

HH PRINCESS DATO' SERI (DR) ROMONA MURAD

Her Highness Princess Dato’ Seri Dato’  Dr Romona  Murad (SSAS, DSMP, DMP, SMP, MIPR), a Malaysian, is the Founder and President of Romona International Sdn Bhd (Romona International), a private limited company based in Malaysia and also the President for Romona Consultancy and Management. Currently, she is holding the position as the Chairperson for the Royal Society Group Malaysia which is under the Royal Society Group World based in Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia.  She is also a Member of the Patron for the Euro Asia Financial Policy Forum (EAFPF) based in Italy.

 

Her Highness Princess is also a Vice Permanent Representative of the NGO, Aider-Donner-Nourrir (ADN) in Malaysia. Her Highness also holds position as Honorary President for Malaysia for Rockfield College of Sciences & Technology, Zurich, Switzerland. Besides these positions, Her Highness is also an Ambassador for Triton Solar, a solar company which is based in New Jersey, USA.  She is also a United Refugee Green Council Ambassador & Spokes Person on Housing, Education, Health & Socio-Economic Issues of Refugees in Malaysia effective 2014. Her Highness  was also appointed as RSG Commissioner for Heraldry and Sovereignty to Malaysia by the Royal Society Group on 8 February 2014. Not to mention, Her Highness was appointed as Delegate to Malaysia by the Royal Society Group World as official representative to which the Royal Society Group and its affiliates conduct its foreign affairs on 5th January 2014. Her Highness Princess was appointed to hold position as Asia President for Chamber of Inter Commerce under the International Royal Academy of United Nation (IRAOUN) based in New York, USA. She was also Asia Executive Vice President for International Royal Academy of United Nations.  Her Highness Princess Dato’ Seri Dato’ Dr  Romona Murad is the first woman from Asia to hold senior position with the International Royal Academy of United Nations. She is well–linked with networks all over the world.

 

Her Highness Princess was a recipient of the 2019 Africa Advancement Award under the category “Award for Humanity and Peace Advocacy” on 31st October 2019 in London, UK. She was also a  recipient of the “Grand Order of the Noble Hand of Honor” from PALEDEC, Accra, Ghana on 7th September 2019. In 2014, Her Highness Princess was nominated as one of the “Most Influential Person in the World” in the area of peace and humanity by the International Council for Human Rights, Arbitration, Politics and Strategic Studies (ICHAPS) which is under  the United Nations.

Her Highness Princess Dato’ Seri Dato’ Dr Romona Murad was conferred the Royal title, Her Highness Princess Putri Maamor by HRH Sultan Ali A.Umpa, The Sultan of the Royal Sultanate of the Kapatangan Valley on 14th February 2014. Her Highness Princess has her own Coat of Arms as the Royal Princess. Her Highness Princess was conferred the title Dame Commander - Cross of Merit by the Brasileira Society of Philosophy and Literature Teaching, Brazil and Commander-The Order Royal and Sovereign of the Arameans Lion King of Judah by HRH Prince Ydenir Prudenciano III Machado of Brazil. She is also the Honorable Council Member - Grand Order of the Council Honor of the Royal Society Dignitaries and Honorable Priority Members. Her Highness Princess also received the Sultan Special Award from His Royal Highness Sultan Ali A. Umpa, Royal House of Kapatangan, Sulu, the Philippines. Currently she is an Honorary Member of World Organizer of Martial Arts, USA and VAL Honorary Member and Malaysia Ambassador for VAL, Slovenia. She is also an Honorary Member of the International Royal Academy of United Nations.

Her Highness Princess was conferred Darjah Seri Setia Sultan Arif Shah, First Class (SSAS) from the Sultan of Inderagiri, Indonesia on 10 December 2014 which carries the title Dato’ Seri. She was conferred Darjah Setia Mahkota Pakoe Buwono (DSMP) from the Sultan of Surakarta, Solo, Indonesia in 2010 which carries the title Dato’. In 2009, she was conferred Darjah Mahkota Pakoe Buwono (DMP) which carries the title Datuk from the Sultan of Surakarta. And in 2008 she was conferred a medal, Setia Mangku Pakoe Buwono (SMP) also from the Sultan of Surakarta.

Her Highness Princess  has vast experience in Public Relations, Communications, Advertising, Promotions and Event Management. Her Highness is a member of the Institute Public Relations Malaysia (IPRM). She has with her more than 20 years experience in the corporate world. Among the companies that she was attached to were The Melewar Corporation, the Land and General, Amanah Raya Berhad, Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission, DiGi Telecommunications and Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor (SYABAS), all in Malaysia. She is also actively involved with NGOs activities in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and other countries in Asia. Currently, Her Highness is actively involved with the Fight Cancer Foundation.

 

Her Highness Princess is the EXCO Member for UMNO Overseas Club Alumni under the ruling political party in Malaysia (2008 - 2014) and a Deputy Women Chief in UMNO branch of Subang Division, Malaysia (2012 - 2016). Her Highness is also active in Parents-Teachers Association and she used to hold position as Vice Chairman for Sekolah Kebangsaan Seksyen 9, Kota Damansara, Subang (2008), PTA member for Sekolah Kebangsaan Sri Damansara 2 (2009), PTA Committee for  Vocational College ERT Setapak, Malaysia (2015) and Vocational College Gombak (2018).


HER HIGHNESS CONNECTION TO THE SULTAN OF SURAKARTA, INDONESIA:

 

Her Highness Princess Dato' Seri Dato' Dr. Romona Murad is a member of the Dato-Dato Karaton Surakarta Hadinigrat, Malaysia. This organization is a closed group for all the relatives and members of the Royal House of Surakarta, Indonesia. The Karaton Surakarta Handingrat is a body directly under SAMPEJANDALEM HINGKANG SINOEHOEN KANDJENG SINOEHOEN PAKOE BOEWONO XIII (KGPH HANGABEHI), the Sultan of Surakarta. Her Highness Princess  came from the lineage of Sultan Panembahan Senopati, the first Sultan of Mataram and Majapahit, where from him came down to the Sultans and Sinuhuns of Mataram/Majapahit including Sultan Agung, Sultan Hamengkubuwono of Yogyakarta dan also Sultan Pakoe Buwono of Surakarta, Indonesia.

 


HER CONNECTION TO THE ROYAL FAMILY OF KEDAH, MALAYSIA:

 

Her Highness Princess Dato' Seri Dr. Romona Murad is connected to the Sultan of Kedah, Malaysia through her grandmother, Tengku Hajar Tengku Muhammad Riau. Tengku Muhammad Riau Tengku Meh is a brother to Tengku Baharudin Tengku Meh, The Rajah of Satun. Her Highness Dato Romona Murad's family also came from the lineage of Rajah of Setol who also came from the Sultanate of Kedah in Malaysia.

 


HER CONNECTION TO WORLD MARTIAL ART ORGANIZATION (WOMA):

 

The World Organizer of Martial Arts (WOMA) Inc. was founded in 1990 and in 1997 it was registered and approved by the Secretary of State of Delaware in Wilmington, United States of America. With the Special Power and Authority granted by the Prince Special Council Office to the WOMA-World Organizer of Martial Arts on May 01, 1997, the Royal Society Dignitaries and Priority Honorable Members was formed. It is part division of WOMA International Group created to recognize and reward the efforts and the merits of the individuals towards charity, humanitarian projects, peace and comprehension between the people, no matter what is their social status, religion, race, beliefs or financial situation. Her Highness Princess Dato' Seri Dr Romona Murad is a member of this Royal Society Dignitaries WOMA Group.

 


HER EDUCATION:

 

Her Highness received her Honorary Doctorate, Dra. H.C. in Human Rights and Preservation of the Environment in Asia from the Saint Peter and Saint Paul Lutheran Institute in October 2019. Her Highness received her Honorary Doctorate (PhD) in Fine Arts and Management from the International Royal Academy of United Nations in 2011. Her Highness graduated with MBA in Communications and Media from Berkeley International University, USA in 2007. Her Highness received her BA in Political Science (concentration in Business Administration and English) from the University of Texas, Arlington in 1990. Her Highness attended the University of Texas, Arlington from 1987 - 1990 and Her Highness was a Recipient for OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL STUDENT LEADER for 1990 and a CHARTER MEMBER FOR UTA STUDENT FOUNDATION in 1990. Her Highness Dato' Seri Dr Ramona Murad attended a boarding school in Malaysia - Sultan Abdul Halim Secondary School, Jitra, Kedah. Her Highness used to live in Texas, USA (Arlington and Houston) and now Her Highness is back and residing in Malaysia.

 

HONORS AND TITLES:


Her Highness Princess Dato' Seri Dr Romona Murad was conferred the Royal title, HER HIGHNESS PRINCESS PUTRI MAAMOR by HRH Sultan Ali A.Umpa, The Sultan of the Royal Sultanate of the Kapatangan Valley on 14th February 2014. Her Highness Princess was conferred the DARJAH SERI SULTAN ARIF SHAH (SSAS) in December 2014 from the Sultan of Inderagiri, Indonesia which carries the title " DATO' SERI ". Her Highness Princess was conferred the honorary title, DARJAH SETIA MANGKU PAKOE BUWONO (DSMP) in 2010 from THE SULTAN OF SURAKARTA, PAKOE BUWONO XIII WHICH CARRIES THE TITLE  " DATO' ". Her Highness Princess was conferred the honorary title, DARJAH MAHKOTA PAKOE BUWONO (DMP) IN 2009 from THE SULTAN OF SURAKARTA, PB XIII WHICH CARRIES THE TITLE “ DATUK ”. Her Highness Princess received a medal title, SETIA MANGKU PAKOE BUWONO (SMP) FROM THE SULTAN OF SURAKARTA, PB XIII IN 2008

 

 

 AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:

• A recipient of the 2019 Africa Advancement Award under the category “Award for Humanity and Peace Advocacy” on 31st October 2019 in London, UK.

 

• A recipient of the GRAND ORDER OF THE NOBLE HAND OF HONOR from PALEDEC, Africa on 7th September 2019 in Accra, Ghana for HH outstanding virtues and selfless services  to the children as  contained in the African Union and the United Nations Convention on the rights of a child

•Nominated as ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN THE WORLD IN THE AREA OF PEACE AND HUMANITY by  the 

​International Council for Human Rights , Arbitration Politics and Strategic Studies, under the United Nations in 2014

 

• Appointed as RSG Commissioner – Commissioner for Heraldry and Sovereignty to Malaysia by the Royal Society Group on 8 February 2014

 

• Appointed as DELEGATE to Malaysia by the Royal Society Group World as official representative to which Royal Society Group and its affiliates conduct its foreign affairs on 5th January 2014


• Appointed as the Chairperson for the Royal Society Group Malaysia, under the Royal Society Group World on 10 November 2012

 

• Appointed as Asia President for Chamber of Inter Commerce under the International Royal Academy of United Nation (IRAOUN) based in New York, USA in 2010

 

• Appointed as Asia Executive Vice President for International Royal Academy of United Nations in 2010


• Honorary Member of the International Royal Academy of United Nations

 

• Ambassadress for Culture, Business and Humanity to Malaysia (ROYAL SOCIETY GROUP)


• Honorary Member of Royal Society Group, WORLD

 

• The Most Distinguished Member Award from ROYAL SOCIETY GROUP

 

• Certificate Hall of Honor from HRH Prince Ydenir Prudenciano III Machado of Brazil, ROYAL SOCIETY BRAZIL


• Honorable Member for Spiritual and Healing Member, ROYAL SOCIETY GROUP

 

• Conferred the title Commander-The Order Royal and Sovereign of the Arameans Lion of Judah by HRH Prince YdenirPrudenciano III Machado of Brazil (2011)

 

• Royal Society Dignitaries and Honorable Priority Members - Honorable Council Member - Grand Order of the Council Honor (2011)

 

• Sultan Special Award from His Royal Highness Sultan Ali A. Umpa, Royal House of Kapatangan, Sulu (2011)


• Honorary Member from World Organizer of Martial Arts, USA (2011) • VAL Honorary Member and Malaysia Ambassador for VAL, Slovenia (2012)

• Awarded merit-based full tuition scholarship by the Public Services Department

 

• Recipient, Outstanding International Student Leader, UTA (April 1990)

 

• Nominee, Outstanding Student Leader of the University of Texas, Arlington (April 1990)

 

• Member , Phi Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honor Society), UTA

 

• Awarded Deans List (Fall 1988)

 

 

A BRIEF BACKGROUND ON HER HIGHNESS PRINCESS DATO' SERI  DATO'  DR ROMONA 's ANCESTORS:

 


Her Highness Princess Dato' Seri Dato' Dr. Romona's father came from the lineage of ALEXANDER the GREAT of Macedonia (Sultan Iskandar Dzulqarnain) through his son, Sultan Iskandar Shah Alam. SULTAN ISKANDAR DZULQARNAIN came from the lineage of Prophet Abraham through his son, Prophet Isaac. And the son of Prophet Isaac named Al-Aisyh brought down the descendants to Sultan Iskandar Dzulqarnain (Alexander the Great). Her ancestors were descendants from the Greek Empire (Macedonia) and then came down to the Sultans in Persia, Maulana Sheikhs and Sheikhs. Her lineage moved from Macedonia to Persia, Yemen (Hadramaut), India, Indonesia, Thailand and lastly Kedah, Malaysia. Her great grandfather was Sheikh Muhammad Maarof, the Chief Khadhi in Bangkok, Thailand in 1887 and her grandmother, Tengku Hajar Tengku Muhammad Riau was a Princess from the Royal House of Setol (now known as Satun) in Thailand. Her father was related to Tengku Baharudin Tengku Meh (Ku Din Ku Meh), the Prince from Kedah who then became the Rajah of Setol. Her ancestors moved from Persia, Yemen, down to India, Indonesia, Thailand and lastly settled down in Malaysia. Her Highness Princess Dato' Seri Dato' Dr Romona Murad came from a very strong and powerful lineage of the world. Her Highness family still have in their possession the family tree that shows their lineage back to Sultan Iskandar Dzulqarnain. A copy of the family tree is also kept at the HERALDIQUE & GENEALOGIE Institute, Paris, France.

HER HIGHNESS PRINCESS DATO' SERI DR ROMONA MURAD'S PHILOSOPHY......

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.” 


― William W. Purkey

“It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.” 
― André GideAutumn Leaves

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” 
― Douglas AdamsThe Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul

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