Brunei

Country Brunei
Capital Bandar Seri Begawan
Continent Asia
Currency Brunei dollar(BND)
Languages Malay, Brunei Malay, Tutong, Belait, Dusun & Bisaya

Bandar Seri Begawan

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The Sultanate of Brunei's influence peaked between the 15th and 17th centuries when its control extended over coastal areas of northwest Borneo and the southern Philippines. Brunei subsequently entered a period of decline brought on by internal strife over royal succession, colonial expansion of European powers, and piracy. In 1888, Brunei became a British protectorate; independence was achieved in 1984. The same family has ruled Brunei for over six centuries. Brunei benefits from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields, the source of one of the highest per capita GDPs in Asia.

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The Methadone Theory of Political Islam - The AtlanticThe Methadone Theory of Political Islam  The Atlantic

If you administer a milder form of Sharia, you might satisfy an appetite that could otherwise lead to a more sinister form of it.



Top Gear would never have visited Brunei if it had already passed its homophobic stoning law - The GuardianTop Gear would never have visited Brunei if it had already passed its homophobic stoning law  The Guardian

We filmed a segment of our new series in the sultanate. Days later it passed this appalling law, says presenter and former cricketer Andrew Flintoff.



'Top Gear' uses rainbow-painted cars to protest Brunei gay sex laws - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post'Top Gear' uses rainbow-painted cars to protest Brunei gay sex laws - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

The presenters of the British TV show Top Gear have painted two cars used in an episode shot in Brunei in the colors of the rainbow flag in a show of solidarity ...



Brunei: New Report on Abusive Penal Code - Human Rights WatchBrunei: New Report on Abusive Penal Code  Human Rights Watch

Brunei should immediately repeal its newly enacted penal code, which violates a range of human rights, Human Rights Watch said today in an open letter to the ...



KCL revoke Sultan of Brunei honour over gay stoning law - BBC NewsKCL revoke Sultan of Brunei honour over gay stoning law  BBC News

King's College London (KCL) have revoked the Sultan of Brunei's honorary doctorate, after his country made gay sex punishable by stoning to death. Strict new ...



Inside Brunei's cutting-edge e-health system, built by DXC - Channel Asia SingaporeInside Brunei's cutting-edge e-health system, built by DXC  Channel Asia Singapore

Ministry of Health Brunei creates 'one patient, one record' system.



Brunei Sultan Returns Oxford Degree After Uproar Over Proposal to Punish Gay Sex With Death by Stoning - TIMEBrunei Sultan Returns Oxford Degree After Uproar Over Proposal to Punish Gay Sex With Death by Stoning  TIME

Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah handed back his honorary Oxford degree after backlash over proposed law to punish gay sex with death penalty.



Brunei's Pernicious New Penal Code - Human Rights WatchBrunei's Pernicious New Penal Code  Human Rights Watch

Brunei's Syariah Penal Code (2013) went into effect on April 3, 2019. The new code poses grave threats to fundamental human rights and discriminates against ...



First day of Brunei "Open Palace" attracts nearly 35,000 visitors - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFirst day of Brunei "Open Palace" attracts nearly 35,000 visitors - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 8 (Xinhua) -- Up to 34,799 people visited Istana Nurul Iman, the royal palace of Brunei on Friday, the first day of the three-day ...



Brunei biggest source of visitors into Sarawak - The ScoopBrunei biggest source of visitors into Sarawak  The Scoop

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Brunei topped arrivals into Sarawak last year with a total of 1.3 million entries, according to the Sarawak Tourism Board, averaging ...



Brunei royal palace receives over 100,000 visitors in 3-day opening - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBrunei royal palace receives over 100,000 visitors in 3-day opening - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 10 (Xinhua) -- More than 100,000 people visited Istana Nurul Iman, Brunei's royal palace during the "Open Palace" Hari Raya ...



Brunei disqualify from FIFA World Cup qualifiers depite 2-1 over Mongolia - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBrunei disqualify from FIFA World Cup qualifiers depite 2-1 over Mongolia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 11 (Xinhua) -- Brunei Darussalam national football team beat their Mongolian counterpart 2-1 on Tuesday evening, but failed ...



Sultan of Brunei's ex-wife pregnant with new hubby's baby - Nation - The Star OnlineSultan of Brunei's ex-wife pregnant with new hubby's baby - Nation  The Star Online

FORMER TV3 personality Azrinaz Mazhar Hakim will soon be welcoming her third child – the first with husband Fairos Khan Abdul Hamid whom she married ...



‘I feel trapped’: how a Brunei travel ban upended life of gay activist - South China Morning Post‘I feel trapped’: how a Brunei travel ban upended life of gay activist  South China Morning Post

Aziq Azman has not been able to travel for the past two years after authorities put him on a blacklist for drinking alcohol.



Brunei anti-gay law: why Asian activists don’t need ‘saviours’ like Clooney - South China Morning PostBrunei anti-gay law: why Asian activists don’t need ‘saviours’ like Clooney  South China Morning Post

Celebrities' campaign against the laws has focused mainly on gay sex being punishable by death, but neglect their impact on other segments of society.



Sultan of Brunei Returns Honorary Oxford Degree - Inside Higher EdSultan of Brunei Returns Honorary Oxford Degree  Inside Higher Ed

Students and others at the University of Oxford have been demanding that the university revoke an honorary degree awarded in 1993 to the sultan of Brunei.



HRW urges Brunei to repeal Sharia law - UPI NewsHRW urges Brunei to repeal Sharia law  UPI News

An international human rights organization called on the sultan of Brunei to repeal his country's newly enacted Sharia penal code as it violates a range of ...



Two-way trade between China, Brunei up 80% in 2018 - The ScoopTwo-way trade between China, Brunei up 80% in 2018  The Scoop

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Trade volume between Brunei and China hit US$1.8 billion in 2018 — an 80 percent increase from the previous year, according to ...



Sultan of Brunei returns honorary Oxford degree after gay backlash - South China Morning PostSultan of Brunei returns honorary Oxford degree after gay backlash  South China Morning Post

Seeking to temper the backlash, the sultan earlier this month said the death penalty would not be imposed.



Biden Swipes Trump Over Brunei LGBT Abuses, But Obama Administration Embraced the Sultanate - CNSNews.comBiden Swipes Trump Over Brunei LGBT Abuses, But Obama Administration Embraced the Sultanate  CNSNews.com

(CNSNews.com) – Former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday sought to link the Trump administration's LGBT policies at home to attacks on LGBT individuals ...



Joint Force Commander Visit Highlights Brunei-Philippines Military Relations - The DiplomatJoint Force Commander Visit Highlights Brunei-Philippines Military Relations  The Diplomat

Last week, Brunei's military joint force commander paid a visit to the Philippines. Though the scheduled trip was just one manifestation of the security ...



Billionth Barrel Monument – Seria, Brunei - Atlas ObscuraBillionth Barrel Monument – Seria, Brunei  Atlas Obscura

Discover Billionth Barrel Monument in Seria, Brunei: A monument built to commemorate the billionth barrel of oil extracted from the Seria oil field in Brunei.



Non-halal candy: Malaysia may follow Brunei in removing White Rabbit from halal shelves - FoodNavigator-Asia.comNon-halal candy: Malaysia may follow Brunei in removing White Rabbit from halal shelves  FoodNavigator-Asia.com

Popular China-made candy White Rabbit has recently been under fire in Brunei after a study conducted by the country's Islamic authority revealed it to contain ...



After Brunei episode, Aceh now in spotlight in fight for LGBT rights - New Straits TimesAfter Brunei episode, Aceh now in spotlight in fight for LGBT rights  New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: George Clooney's star power helped in Brunei, but LGBT+ advocates said a similar celebrity boycott of businesses in another anti-LGBT+ ...



Brunei Tourism Group Claims Anti-Gay Stoning Law Was "Misinterpreted" - NewNowNextBrunei Tourism Group Claims Anti-Gay Stoning Law Was "Misinterpreted"  NewNowNext

by Nico Lang 5/29/2019. A Brunei tourism group has some highly suspect advice for LGBTQ travelers wondering if it's safe to visit: Come and find out for yourself ...



The Brunei factor in Scomi - Business News - The Star OnlineThe Brunei factor in Scomi - Business News  The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: Mohamad Shu'if Haji Mohamad Hussain, a Bruneian entrepreneur, will emerge as the new substantial shareholder of Scomi Group Bhd via ...



MOFA spokesman named as new envoy to Brunei | Politics - Focus Taiwan News ChannelMOFA spokesman named as new envoy to Brunei | Politics  Focus Taiwan News Channel

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) Taiwan's foreign ministry spokesman has been named as the nation's new representative to Brunei, according to a ministry personnel ...



Navy Chief Introductory Visit Puts Brunei-Singapore Relations Into Focus - The DiplomatNavy Chief Introductory Visit Puts Brunei-Singapore Relations Into Focus  The Diplomat

This week, Brunei's new naval chief paid his introductory visit to Singapore in his current capacity. The visit placed the focus on the defense side of the ...



Top Gear Paints Pride Flag On Cars Used In Brunei Episode - Lavender MagazineTop Gear Paints Pride Flag On Cars Used In Brunei Episode  Lavender Magazine

Categories: Big Gay News, Top Headlines. Photo courtesy of BigStock/IceDesigner. Pink News reports that the popular BBC motoring show Top Gear showed its ...



FIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brunei Darussalam vs Mongolia live stream, updates, when and where to watch - FOX Sports AsiaFIFA World Cup Qualifiers: Brunei Darussalam vs Mongolia live stream, updates, when and where to watch  FOX Sports Asia

Brunei Darussalam is set to take on Mongolia in the second leg of the ongoing FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Mongolia won the first leg 2-0 as Brunei Darussalam ...



Sarawak is conducting tests on White Rabbit candy after Brunei authorities found traces of pig gelatin in the sweet - Business InsiderSarawak is conducting tests on White Rabbit candy after Brunei authorities found traces of pig gelatin in the sweet  Business Insider

A laboratory test on the hugely popular White Rabbit candy is set to reveal if the sweet does indeed contain pig gelatin as Brunei authorities have reported.



Huckabee Sanders Tells Colleagues She’s Taking Temporary Post As Google CEO Before Transitioning Into Full-Time Role As Sultan Of Brunei - The OnionHuckabee Sanders Tells Colleagues She’s Taking Temporary Post As Google CEO Before Transitioning Into Full-Time Role As Sultan Of Brunei  The Onion

WASHINGTON—Informing those in her professional life of her career plans, outgoing White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reportedly told ...



Two big trade pacts offer antidote to tension, Brunei minister says - Nikkei Asian ReviewTwo big trade pacts offer antidote to tension, Brunei minister says  Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Two sweeping multilateral partnership agreements offer hope for furthering Asian economic integration and promoting cooperation amid the trade ...



Quintet through as Mongolia make history - FIFA.comQuintet through as Mongolia make history  FIFA.com

The curtain was brought down on Asia's first round of qualifying for Qatar 2022 on Tuesday, with five teams prevailing over two legs to progress to the next stage.



Sparrows Group selects Deladi Petroleum Services as sole agent in Brunei - WorldOilSparrows Group selects Deladi Petroleum Services as sole agent in Brunei  WorldOil

Sparrows Group has appointed Deladi Petroleum Services Sdn Bhd as their sole representative in Brunei.



Top Gear Paints Cars Rainbow To Fight Brunei - Instinct MagazineTop Gear Paints Cars Rainbow To Fight Brunei  Instinct Magazine

The men on Top Gear are showing their support for LGBTQ people. Top Gear is one of the most popular reality shows on British television. The series reviews ...



Under-fire SQA strike deal to provide education in violently anti-gay Brunei - Daily RecordUnder-fire SQA strike deal to provide education in violently anti-gay Brunei  Daily Record

An MSP and human rights activists demand answers over links to Brunei college courses.



Up to $20,000 in grants for local businesses: DARe - Biz BruneiUp to $20,000 in grants for local businesses: DARe  Biz Brunei

Darussalam Enterprise (DARe) is introducing co-matching grants of up to $20,000 to help local micro, small and medium businesses (MSMEs) and cooperatives ...



Brunei Shell raises Apr Seria Light, Champion crude OSPs from Mar - S&P Global PlattsBrunei Shell raises Apr Seria Light, Champion crude OSPs from Mar  S&P Global Platts

Brunei Shell has raised the official selling price of Seria Light crude lifted in April by $5.24/b from March to $75.36/b, market sources said Monday.



Brunei students invited to apply for Japanese scholarship programme - Borneo Bulletin OnlineBrunei students invited to apply for Japanese scholarship programme  Borneo Bulletin Online

THE Japanese Embassy in Brunei Darussalam is now accepting applications for the Japanese Government Scholarship Programme for 2020 from Bruneian ...



Sultan of Brunei and Award Waapsi - Times of IndiaSultan of Brunei and Award Waapsi  Times of India

Following the controversy surrounding Brunei's new and brutal anti-LGBT laws, and following wide scale protests, Oxford University wrote to Sultan of Brunei ...



SCB: We're here to support Brunei's economic growth - The ScoopSCB: We're here to support Brunei's economic growth  The Scoop

Standard Chartered has carved out a niche as a provider of business and corporate banking services to international companies operating in Brunei. In your ...



ACE Training Centre trains Brunei national paramedics - Vertical MagazineACE Training Centre trains Brunei national paramedics  Vertical Magazine

The ACE Training Centre announced it has trained the first two Brunei national paramedics in its initial search-and-rescue (SAR) winchman training. Graduates ...



Brunei's Human Rights Violation And The Role Of International Forces - The Organization for World PeaceBrunei's Human Rights Violation And The Role Of International Forces  The Organization for World Peace

Brunei has introduced stoning to death as a punishment for homosexuality. The new law adds to the continuous list of human rights violations perpetuated by the ...



Five startups secure their first BSP contracts through i-Usahawan - Biz BruneiFive startups secure their first BSP contracts through i-Usahawan  Biz Brunei

VisionaryCrew, Battle Pro, S. B. Kani, Jezemm Services and Khayla Zalzi have earned three year contracts under the youth entrepreneurship development ...



Football: Brunei DPMM and Albirex Niigata look to midfield maestros to shine in SPL clash - The Straits TimesFootball: Brunei DPMM and Albirex Niigata look to midfield maestros to shine in SPL clash  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - First visits third in the Singapore Premier League (SPL) on Friday night (May 24) at the Jurong East Stadium, and both sides will be counting on ...



Tips for L.G.B.T.Q. Travelers to Visit the World Safely - The New York TimesTips for L.G.B.T.Q. Travelers to Visit the World Safely  The New York Times

For L.G.B.T.Q. travelers, taking a trip can bring up safety concerns, fears of discrimination and the stress of navigating different sets of rules and restrictions.



Malta Officially Condemns Brunei's 'Abominable' New LGBT Stoning Law As Global Boycott Commences - Lovin MaltaMalta Officially Condemns Brunei's 'Abominable' New LGBT Stoning Law As Global Boycott Commences  Lovin Malta

Malta has officially condemned the nation of Brunei following their enacting of an Islamic Sharia Law that makes having gay sex punishable by stoning to death.



DARe inviting interest for Salambigar factory space and mall - Biz BruneiDARe inviting interest for Salambigar factory space and mall  Biz Brunei

DARe is looking for businesses looking to develop, design and occupy retail and factory space at the Salambigar Industrial Park.



Taiwan set to extend visa-free program for Ph... - Taiwan NewsTaiwan set to extend visa-free program for Ph...  Taiwan News

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan is poised to extend the visa-free program for passport holders from the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, and Russia. The Ministry ...



Different names but of one stock - Daily ExpressDifferent names but of one stock  Daily Express

Borneo Dayak Forum (BDF) President Datuk Dr Jeffrey Kitingan said Rumpun Dayak (Dayak stock) are an indigenous people who inhabited Borneo island in ...



OSP Puni Indah rebrands as Rimbun Suites and Residences - Biz BruneiOSP Puni Indah rebrands as Rimbun Suites and Residences  Biz Brunei

The Ong Sum Ping (OSP) Puni Indah Residences has rebranded as Rimbun Suites and Residences as it looks to offer daily rates for its 72 three-bedroom ...



China-Brunei joint venture donates to needy families - Global TimesChina-Brunei joint venture donates to needy families  Global Times

Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between China and Brunei, fulfilled part of their corporate social responsibilities by providing donations to orphans ...



Brunei says it won't enforce death penalty for gay sex - BBC NewsBrunei says it won't enforce death penalty for gay sex  BBC News

Brunei has backtracked on enforcing laws introduced last month that would have made sex between men and adultery punishable by stoning to death.



New Zealand Blackjacks guaranteed three medals at Asia Pacific champs - Stuff.co.nzNew Zealand Blackjacks guaranteed three medals at Asia Pacific champs  Stuff.co.nz

The Blackjacks are guaranteed to collect three medals at the Asia Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast this week. The New Zealand men's pair, men's triple ...



Brunei Stoning Punishment for Gay Sex and Adultery Takes Effect Despite International Outcry - The New York TimesBrunei Stoning Punishment for Gay Sex and Adultery Takes Effect Despite International Outcry  The New York Times

A harsh new criminal law in Brunei — which includes death by stoning for sex between men or for adultery, and amputation of limbs for theft — went into effect ...



Inside the silent nation of Brunei - BBC NewsInside the silent nation of Brunei  BBC News

The tiny state has gained global attention for its decision to impose harsh Islamic laws.



Letop Lebaran looks to pull 70,000 visitors - Biz BruneiLetop Lebaran looks to pull 70,000 visitors  Biz Brunei

Battle Pro Marketing and Management Services are targeting to pull 70,000 visitors to their four-day sales event Letop Lebaran after drawing over 15,000 visitors ...



Clarifying the provisions of our PH-US defense pact - Manila BulletinClarifying the provisions of our PH-US defense pact  Manila Bulletin

In the wake of various incidents involving Philippine claims and interests in the South China Sea (SCS), that body of water west of the Philippines that separates ...



The Sultan of Brunei: Opulence, Power and Hard-Line Islam - The New York TimesThe Sultan of Brunei: Opulence, Power and Hard-Line Islam  The New York Times

When Brunei put harsh new laws in place this week that made adultery and gay sex punishable by stoning, it focused international attention on the country's ...



‘It’s dangerous to go out now’: young, gay and scared in Brunei - The Guardian‘It’s dangerous to go out now’: young, gay and scared in Brunei  The Guardian

Draconian new laws have spread unease rather than outright panic in a population that is used to finding ways around legislation.



Taiwan to extend visa-free entry for Filipinos | Article - Asia TimesTaiwan to extend visa-free entry for Filipinos | Article  Asia Times

Russians, Thais and people from Brunei also expected to benefit as arrival numbers rise over 2018.



Brunei introduces death by stoning as punishment for gay sex - The GuardianBrunei introduces death by stoning as punishment for gay sex  The Guardian

Brunei is to begin imposing death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex and adultery from next week, as part of the country's highly criticised implementation of ...



Brunei's new anti-gay law goes into effect this week. Here's how the world is reacting - CNNBrunei's new anti-gay law goes into effect this week. Here's how the world is reacting  CNN

A law goes into effect Wednesday in Brunei that will punish adultery and homosexual sex with death. Here are some of the reactions from around the world.



LGBT community flees Brunei following 'inhumane' new stoning laws - CNNLGBT community flees Brunei following 'inhumane' new stoning laws  CNN

Life in Brunei's small and marginalized LGBT community has always been difficult, but the introduction of strict new Islamic law is forcing some to seek asylum ...



UN agencies urge Brunei to repeal new 'extreme and unjustified' penal code - UN NewsUN agencies urge Brunei to repeal new 'extreme and unjustified' penal code  UN News

New criminal laws in Brunei that impose the death penalty for same-sex relationships, adultery and childbirth out of marriage, “breach international human rights ...



S'pore Foreign Affairs minister hosts Hari Raya gathering for dignitaries - The IndependentS'pore Foreign Affairs minister hosts Hari Raya gathering for dignitaries  The Independent

Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Maliki Osman hosted a Hari Raya gathering for foreign dignitaries Sunday (June 16). Unlike most gatherings ...



Brunei says controversial Sharia law aimed at 'prevention' - BBC NewsBrunei says controversial Sharia law aimed at 'prevention'  BBC News

Brunei's foreign ministry has said implementing Sharia law is about prevention rather than punishment, after intense criticism of its decision to implement the ...



Sultan of Brunei, who passed anti-LGBT laws, owns slew of luxury UK properties - The GuardianSultan of Brunei, who passed anti-LGBT laws, owns slew of luxury UK properties  The Guardian

Hassanal Bolkiah, who believes gay people should be stoned to death, is assisted by leading City auditing firms.



Facing Uproar, Brunei Says Stoning Law Is Meant to ‘Educate’ and ‘Nurture’ - The New York TimesFacing Uproar, Brunei Says Stoning Law Is Meant to ‘Educate’ and ‘Nurture’  The New York Times

Its foreign minister says the country's new criminal code — which makes adultery and gay sex punishable by stoning — is intended to deter.



Is the sultan of Brunei imposing Sharia law to clean up his family's image? - CNNIs the sultan of Brunei imposing Sharia law to clean up his family's image?  CNN

For decades, he was known as a godfather of excess. The wealthiest man in the world for many years, the sultan of Brunei knew how to spend the vast riches ...



George Clooney vows to keep up pressure on Brunei over gay-sex death penalty - The GuardianGeorge Clooney vows to keep up pressure on Brunei over gay-sex death penalty  The Guardian

Actor calls for sustained commercial boycott after Brunei puts moratorium on death penalty for gay sex.



Sabah civil servants come to work in traditional dress, headgear and all - New Straits TimesSabah civil servants come to work in traditional dress, headgear and all  New Straits Times

KOTA KINABALU: The atmosphere at the state Rural Development Ministry here today was quite different from other days as officers and staff came dressed up ...



Against The Tide Of Humanity - Brunei's New Penal Code - ForbesAgainst The Tide Of Humanity - Brunei's New Penal Code  Forbes

On 3 April 2019, the new Brunei penal code, the Syariah Penal Code Order 2013, came fully into force. It has paved the way for the implementation of draconian ...



If Brunei's New Stoning Law is Enforced, Sanction the Sultan - Human Rights WatchIf Brunei's New Stoning Law is Enforced, Sanction the Sultan  Human Rights Watch

This month, the Sultanate of Brunei confirmed plans to impose a new penal code with brutal punishments. These include whipping or death by stoning for ...



Football: Brunei DPMM coach hails team's 'big hearts' as they hold Albirex 0-0 to extend unbeaten run - The Straits TimesFootball: Brunei DPMM coach hails team's 'big hearts' as they hold Albirex 0-0 to extend unbeaten run  The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - Singapore Premier League (SPL) leaders Brunei DPMM extended their unbeaten start to the season to 11 games after they held defending ...



Universal Periodic Review 33: Brunei - GOV.UKUniversal Periodic Review 33: Brunei  GOV.UK

The UK welcomed recent assurances by the Sultan of Brunei on the Sharia Penal Code, but urged Brunei to respect individual rights and recommended lifting ...



13 countries where being gay is legally punishable by death - Courier Journal13 countries where being gay is legally punishable by death  Courier Journal

Same-sex sexual activity is a crime in 70 countries. Some of them, including six nations that are members of the U.N., impose the death penalty.



Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU - The GuardianBrunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU  The Guardian

Brunei has written to the European parliament defending its decision to start imposing death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex, claiming convictions will be ...



Wall Street banks boycott Brunei-owned hotels after kingdom makes homosexuality punishable by death - CNBCWall Street banks boycott Brunei-owned hotels after kingdom makes homosexuality punishable by death  CNBC

J.P. Morgan and a growing list of banks are banning employees from staying at hotels owned by the sultan of Brunei while traveling for business.



Travel industry, celebs shun Royal Brunei Airlines, Brunei-owned hotels over anti-gay law - USA TODAYTravel industry, celebs shun Royal Brunei Airlines, Brunei-owned hotels over anti-gay law  USA TODAY

Influential travel industry members and celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and George Clooney are shunning Brunei-owned hotels and Royal Brunei Airlines over ...



Brunei to Europe: Don’t worry. We probably won’t stone too many gay people to death. - The Washington PostBrunei to Europe: Don’t worry. We probably won’t stone too many gay people to death.  The Washington Post

If a law described by the international community as “appalling” is passed but rarely enforced, is it still appalling? Brunei, the Southeast Asian nation that recently ...



Revealed: British police received £150,000 to train Brunei officers - The GuardianRevealed: British police received £150,000 to train Brunei officers  The Guardian

British police were paid £151,000 to provide leadership training to senior officers in Brunei, some of whom may now be involved in imposing draconian new ...



Brunei death penalty will not be repealed or implemented - Open Access GovernmentBrunei death penalty will not be repealed or implemented  Open Access Government

The Brunei death penalty is not repealed by authorities despite international pressure, with the defence that they do not intend to carry out executions.



Brunei Darussalam: Claims of 'preventive' stoning and amputation laws are callous and reckless - Amnesty InternationalBrunei Darussalam: Claims of 'preventive' stoning and amputation laws are callous and reckless  Amnesty International

Responding to reports that Brunei's foreign minister, Erywan Yusof, has claimed that the punishments contained in the country's Shariah Penal Code are ...



Brunei must halt plans to introduce stonings and other punishments - Amnesty InternationalBrunei must halt plans to introduce stonings and other punishments  Amnesty International

Responding to the news that Brunei Darussalam has today finalised the implementation of a new Shariah Penal Code that introduces cruel punishments such ...



Brunei’s Royal Barbarity and Hypocrisy - New York TimesBrunei’s Royal Barbarity and Hypocrisy  New York Times

The oil-rich sultanate imposes harsh Shariah law on its subjects, while members of the royal family enjoy lives of conspicuous luxury.



Brunei’s ultra-rich monarch adopts harsh Sharia punishments - The EconomistBrunei’s ultra-rich monarch adopts harsh Sharia punishments  The Economist

THE MOST famous person to have been accused of theft in Brunei is Prince Jefri Bolkiah, the brother of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. The government said he ...



Brunei, Najib Razak, Great Barrier Reef: Your Thursday Briefing - The New York TimesBrunei, Najib Razak, Great Barrier Reef: Your Thursday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. The U.S. sets the stage for a feisty 2020 presidential campaign, Brunei puts its stoning ...



Brunei's new laws and how they impact travellers - Lonely Planet Travel NewsBrunei's new laws and how they impact travellers  Lonely Planet Travel News

Brunei Darussalam introduced severe penalties for theft, adultery and 'homosexual acts', a decision which has been met with widespread global criticism.



Shell faces pressure on gay rights over Brunei venture - Financial TimesShell faces pressure on gay rights over Brunei venture  Financial Times

Royal Dutch Shell is facing calls from a shareholder group to use its position as the joint owner of Brunei's biggest oil and gas venture to push for gay rights in ...



Evening Standard urged to move event from Brunei-owned Dorchester - The GuardianEvening Standard urged to move event from Brunei-owned Dorchester  The Guardian

The London Evening Standard is facing calls to move an awards ceremony to be held at the Brunei-owned Dorchester after the country imposed new laws ...



Sabah SMEs to take part in 3 trade fairs in June - The Sun DailySabah SMEs to take part in 3 trade fairs in June  The Sun Daily

KOTA KINABALU: In its bid to produce at least 100 entrepreneurs a year, the Sabah state government says it is committed to helping local entrepreneurs...



Shell's stand on LGBT rights under scrutiny over Brunei's anti-gay laws - CNNShell's stand on LGBT rights under scrutiny over Brunei's anti-gay laws  CNN

London (CNN Business) Royal Dutch Shell's stand on LGBT rights has come under scrutiny following the introduction of laws that punish gay sex with death in ...



KCL reviews Sultan of Brunei honour over gay stoning law - BBC NewsKCL reviews Sultan of Brunei honour over gay stoning law  BBC News

The Sultan of Brunei's honorary doctorate from King's College London (KCL) could be rescinded, after his country made gay sex punishable by stoning to death.



Brunei – New criminal legislation (02.04.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères - France DiplomatieBrunei – New criminal legislation (02.04.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères  France Diplomatie

Brunei announced the entry in force of a new criminal code on April 3, which provides for corporal punishment and the death penalty for crimes including ...



UN rights chief urges Brunei not to apply ‘draconian’ new laws - The Irish TimesUN rights chief urges Brunei not to apply ‘draconian’ new laws  The Irish Times

Actor George Clooney has called for a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei company.



What International Criticism of Brunei's Harsh New Penal Code Overlooks - World Politics ReviewWhat International Criticism of Brunei's Harsh New Penal Code Overlooks  World Politics Review

Last month, Brunei implemented part of a harsh new criminal code based on Islamic law that stipulates, among other things, a potential sentence of death by ...



European Parliament condemns Brunei over 'retrograde' death penalty for gay sex - ReutersEuropean Parliament condemns Brunei over 'retrograde' death penalty for gay sex  Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The European Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned Brunei for introducing "retrograde" Islamic laws that ...



Bangladesh, Brunei sign seven instruments - Dhaka TribuneBangladesh, Brunei sign seven instruments  Dhaka Tribune

Dhaka and Bandar Seri Begawan have signed seven instruments to strengthen cooperation mainly in the fields of: agriculture, fisheries, livestock, culture and ...