King Salman, Crown Prince condole Brunei Sultan on death of his son

Brenda Watkins
October 28, 2020

The federal government made the announcement on nationwide radio.

"Viral news on some social media referring to the wearing of a white band on a songkok, white headscarves, and white armbands throughout the mourning period, is not true and without basis", the statement added.

Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to Brunei Darussalam U Htin Lynn said, "It is with profound sadness that we learnt the passing away of Al-Marhum His Royal Highness Prince Haji 'Abdul 'Azim". Other unconfirmed reports pointed to liver cancer.

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The Brunei sultanate had received criticism internationally for the ruler's support for criminal punishments that align with the Muslim Shariah laws which are often coonsidered brutal in the West.

Muhyiddin Yassin, Prime Minister of neighboring Malaysia, posted his condolences on Fb.

In his cable, the Crown Prince offered Sultan Bolkiah and the family of the deceased honest consolation on the death of his son, praying to Allah the Almighty to bestow mercy upon his soul. Authorities in Singapore and Indonesia additionally paid tribute.

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