Thu. Mar 4th, 2021

President Halimah Yacob, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Vivian Balakrishnan have written to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah, Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam to convey their condolences on the passing of His Majesty’s son, His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim on 24 October 2020.

 

The text of the letters is appended.

 

 

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

SINGAPORE

25 OCTOBER 2020

 

 

 

Letter from President Halimah Yacob to Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah

 

 

24 October 2020

 

 

His Majesty Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah

Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam

Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Minister of Finance and Economy and Minister of Foreign Affairs

Brunei Darussalam

 

 

 

Your Majesty,

 

 

It was with profound sadness that I learnt of the passing of your beloved son, His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim. He will be remembered for his passion for the arts and kindness to the needy, and will be greatly missed by the people of Brunei Darussalam.  

 

 

On behalf of the people of Singapore, I convey my deepest sympathies to Your Majesty for your loss.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

HALIMAH YACOB

 

 

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Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah

 

 

24 October 2020

 

 

 

Your Majesty,

 

 

Ho Ching and I were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim.

 

 

Prince ‘Azim was known for his kind and generous spirit, and for his dedication to charitable, educational, and youth causes. It was Singapore’s privilege to have had the opportunity to host him in our schools for his primary and secondary education. I recall him from my interactions with him over the years, as a person with great character. He will be dearly missed.

 

 

On behalf of the Government of Singapore, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to Your Majesty during this time of sorrow.

 

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

LEE HSIEN LOONG

 

 

 

His Majesty Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah

Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam

Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Minister of Finance and Economy and Minister of Foreign Affairs

Brunei Darussalam

 

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Letter from Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan to Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah

 

 

24 October 2020

 

 

His Majesty Paduka Seri Baginda Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah

Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam

Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Minister of Finance and Economy and Minister of Foreign Affairs

Brunei Darussalam

 

 

 

Your Majesty,

 

 

I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness Prince Haji Abdul Azim. Through his compassion and empathy, Prince Azim had endeared himself to Bruneians and all who knew him.

 

Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. My thoughts are with Your Majesty during this difficult period.

               

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

DR VIVIAN BALAKRISHNAN

By Bureau