Brunei not to send Haj pilgrims, says minister

Brunei Darussalam has deferred participation in this year’s Haj season, out of safety and health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was announced yesterday by Minister of Religious Affairs Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, in a press conference providing updates on the COVID-19 situation. More details in Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin