Prince Haji ‘Abdul’ Azim, one of the sons of Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah, died on Saturday at the age of 38.
The Sultanate of Brunei is in mourning. Prince Haji ‘Abdul’ Azim passed away this Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 10:08 a.m. at the age of 38. Born July 29, 1982, he was the second of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah’s five sons. His mother is Mariam Aziz, the second wife of the monarch (polygamy is legal in Brunei), with whom he was married between 1982 and 2003. Relaying this sad news, the Chinese press agency “Xinhua“Stressed that the cause of his death” is not announced for the moment “.
Prince Haji ‘Abdul’ Azim buried in the royal mausoleum
The “Borneo Bulletin»Had, for his part, indicated that the late prince would be buried this Saturday, after the Asar prayers (the mid-afternoon prayer), at the royal mausoleum of Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital, where several sultans of Brunei and members of the royal family. This tabloid further specified that the people and residents of Brunei Darussalam were “required to lower the national flag at half mast from today and to begin a seven day period of mourning.”
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Located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia, the Sultanate of Brunei, a small landlocked country in Malaysia and with subsoils rich in hydrocarbons, is an absolute monarchy, ruled since 1967 by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah , now 74 years old and multi-billionaire. A former British protectorate, it is one of the member states of the Commonwealth symbolically led by Queen Elizabeth II.
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