Brunei’s Prince Azim dies at 38


Brunei’s Prince Haji ‘Abdul’ Azim (pic) has died at the age of 38.

State broadcaster Radio Television Brunei confirmed the news in an official announcement yesterday.

“Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah’s son Prince Haji ‘Abdul’ Azim passed away on 17th of Rabi ul awal (Oct 24,2020) at 10.08am local time. The funeral will take place during Asr prayers this evening, ” the announcement said.

It was reported that he died after a long illness.

A source from Brunei also confirmed the news, saying Azim had been in hospital for a while and his death was announced on radio this morning.

The source added that the country is in seven-day mourning and everyone is supposed to wear white.The instructions sent out to citizens, according to local reports, reads: “Muslim women are required to wear white tudung or headscarves, and non-Muslims are required to wear a white armband measuring 3” wide.”

Fourth-in-line to succeed the throne of Brunei, he was the second born prince of Sultan Hassanal and Pengiran Isteri Hajah Mariam. — Xinhua/Agencies

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