PMO clarifies on mourning dress code viral posts

Hakim Hayat

The attire for the public throughout the mourning period remains as usual, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement yesterday.

The statement was issued following viral posts on some social media that stated mourning dress etiquettes such as the wearing of a white band on a Songkok, white headscarves, and Tuaha (white armbands) throughout the duration of the mourning period.

The PMO added that this is not true and without basis.

Citizens and residents of Brunei Darussalam are mourning for seven days as a mark of shared sorrow and sympathy with the grief of the royal family following the passing of Al-Marhum His Royal Highness Prince Haji ‘Abdul ‘Azim on October 24.

Meanwhile, the statement added that social and family activities such as wedding and birthday functions and the like; as well as sporting and recreational activities including hiking, are permitted, without containing elements of entertainment which run counter to the ethics of mourning.