H.H. Datu Cheong Ming Lam

Great Britain

Cheong Ming Lam coat of arms Cheong Ming Lam coat of arms with supporters

Coat of arms

Artist: Natalie Yegorova

Coat of arms with supporters, second crest, compartment, songkok, pavilion, and coronet.

Artist: Michael Y. Medvedev


Registered in The Chinese Armorial, December 8, 2011.

Arms: Argent two oak trees eradicated Or leaved and fruited Vert and in chief three mullets Azure.

Crest: A lion rampant Or.

Second Crest, used with supporters: a lion Or armed and langued Gules grasping in his forepaws a pearl Argent ensigned with the Royal Crown of Sulu in its proper tinctures.


Supporters: on a compartment of oak leaves Vert, two stags Or each holding in the mouth a kris Argent, its hilt in and upwards Or.

Grant (arms, supporters, second crest): HM Sultan Muda Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram, Head of the Royal House of Sulu, September 26, 2011.

Private Registrations of Arms and First Crest:

Registro Araldico Italiano, registration no. 30, May 21, 2009.

Russian College of Heraldry, March 17, 2010.

United States Heraldic Registry, registration no. 20100407A, April 7, 2010.

International Heraldic Registry, registration no. UK2013L1973, October 8, 2013

Background and History:

H.H. Datu Cheong Ming Lam is a Security Specialist in the aviation industry. He gives advice to Airport Operators and related business, as well as members of the general public. He also has a wide range of knowledge in Airport Operations as he was previously in the Airline Industry as a Team Leader before joining the Aviation Security Sector in 2003. He has since worked & given advice to most of the Major Airports in the UK and to ensure Aviation Security Standards are met, He has been a huge contributor in projects to help tighten and improve Aviation Security at UK airports.

He is listed on the Marquis's Who Who's of the World in the 2012 Publication Edition. He has received the Professional Recognition City & Guild's Award in Management. He has a great interest in world history as well as natural history, so hence he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society (FRAS) and is a Member of the British Association for the Advancement of Science and a Supporter of the London Chinese Community Centre.

He has always been interested in the rich history of London and in 2009 he became Freeman of the City of London. He is also a Former Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Basketmakers & Juror of the Court Leet of the Guidable Manor of Southwark.

He has received recognition for the voluntary work and contribution to local charities and Communities from Charitable Organisations and Associations. He has also received global recognition when he was commissioned as an Honorary Aide-De-Camp or Kentucky Colonel from the Governor of Kentucky for his charitable services, locally, nationally, and globally. This has also lead to him being commissioned as an Honorary Admiral in the Texas Navy awarded by the Governor of the State of Texas.

He was awarded the Platinum Award of the U.S. President's Challenge, which is the Highest Award of the President's Council on Fitness, Sport and Nutrition. This was awarded due to his contributions in promoting health and fitness.

He was awarded the Royal Companion of the Pearl Collar of the Royal and Hashemite of the Order of the Pearl of Sulu and received the title of Hereditary Knight and of the Highest Rank of Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Intare (Lion) of Rwanda awarded by HM King Kigeli V of Rwanda with the honorific style of His Excellency (H.E.) for his service and contribution to the people of Rwanda and to the King Kigeli V Foundation.

He is also a Companion of the Order of Malta and a Honorary Knight Commander of the Royal Order of Saint Michael of the Wing.

He was granted the title of Datu Sadja, the equivalent of a European count, from HM Ampun Sultan Muedzul-Lail Tan Kiram, the 35th Sultan of Sulu and North Borneo, a subnational monarchy within the Philippines in 2011. Subsequently, he was adopted into the Royal House of Sulu and promoted to Royal Datu, and is styled His Highness.

On the coat of arms as granted by the Sultan, the shield is ensigned with a Songkok (cap) of the Royal Datu. The armorial achievement includes the royal robe of a Royal Datu which is Vert (green) and tied up with ribbons of the same, adorned at the edges with flames issuant Or (gold), and lined Argent (silver). The robe is ensigned with a coronet of a Royal Datu.

 The decoration is of the Royal Companion of the Pearl Collar (RCPS), awarded by the Sultan, is suspended from the shield.

His wife, H.H. Dayang Dayang Yoke Ching Lam, has her own personal coat of arms.

Personal Arms