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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Army Chief Introductory Visit Puts Malaysia-Brunei Ties into Focus - The DiplomatArmy Chief Introductory Visit Puts Malaysia-Brunei Ties into Focus  The Diplomat

Last week, Malaysia's new army chief was in Brunei for a scheduled introductory visit. The interaction spotlighted ongoing efforts by both sides to cultivate their ...



Awg Tengah represents state at Brunei Darussalam Regatta - The Borneo PostAwg Tengah represents state at Brunei Darussalam Regatta  The Borneo Post

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan yesterday represented Sarawak at the Brunei Darussalam Regatta ...



King enjoys idyllic charm of Brunei's 'Venice' - Malay MailKing enjoys idyllic charm of Brunei's 'Venice'  Malay Mail

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug 19 — The beautiful, idyllic setting of Kampong Ayer here and the uniqueness of its architectural designs has won a fan in Yang ...



Why Lightning Strikes Pose A Risk To Ammo During A Major Resupply In Tropical Brunei - Forces NetworkWhy Lightning Strikes Pose A Risk To Ammo During A Major Resupply In Tropical Brunei  Forces Network

The risk of lightning strikes hitting ammunition as supplies are unloaded off a ship is just one of the challenges facing logisticians during the major task of ...



ATF, TRAVEX return to Brunei in 2020; strong applications from trade buyers - TTG AsiaATF, TRAVEX return to Brunei in 2020; strong applications from trade buyers  TTG Asia

Some 300 travel trade buyers from around the world have applied to attend TRAVEX next year, the B2B trade show that is part of the annual ASEAN Tourism ...



Brunei wins first two golds at 10th Asian Junior Wushu Championships - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBrunei wins first two golds at 10th Asian Junior Wushu Championships - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- Host Brunei of the 10th Asian Junior Wushu Championships had an encouraging start as its team won gold ...



Asian Junior Wushu Championships kicks off in Brunei - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaAsian Junior Wushu Championships kicks off in Brunei - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug. 19 (Xinhua) -- The 10th Asian Junior Wushu Championships kicked off to a colorful opening ceremony on Monday here in ...



Brunei holds ceremony for monarch - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBrunei holds ceremony for monarch - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 28 (Xinhua) -- Brunei held a ceremony of meeting and greeting the Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and other members of the royal ...



Brunei's CPI decreases in June - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBrunei's CPI decreases in June - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug. 25 (Xinhua) -- Brunei's latest economic figure shows that the sultanate's overall CPI (Consumer Price Index) decreased by 0.7 ...



Turkey strongly supports ASEAN's vision: Brunei - Anadolu AgencyTurkey strongly supports ASEAN's vision: Brunei  Anadolu Agency

ANKARA. Brunei Darussalam celebrated the flag day of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) at its embassy in Ankara on Thursday.



Sumbiling Eco Village – Batang Duri, Brunei - Atlas ObscuraSumbiling Eco Village – Batang Duri, Brunei  Atlas Obscura

Discover Sumbiling Eco Village in Batang Duri, Brunei: A remote lodge nestled among some of the world's best-preserved rainforests.



Chinese gov't awards scholarships to Brunei students - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChinese gov't awards scholarships to Brunei students - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Seven Brunei students have been awarded Chinese government and Sun Yat-sen University scholarships here.



The wait is over: Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ hits Brunei market - The ScoopThe wait is over: Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 and 10+ hits Brunei market  The Scoop

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – The much-hyped Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ has just launched in Brunei, and promises to be Samsung's most ...



Magpie star Tommy Boyd got £10,000 to entertain King of Brunei's son - This is MoneyMagpie star Tommy Boyd got £10,000 to entertain King of Brunei's son  This is Money

TV and radio presenter Tommy Boyd, who famously presented children's TV shows Magpie and Jigsaw was once paid £10000 to entertain the Crown Prince of ...



Royal Brunei Airlines introduces RB Link flights for Bintulu, Sibu - The Borneo PostRoyal Brunei Airlines introduces RB Link flights for Bintulu, Sibu  The Borneo Post

KUCHING: Royal Brunei (RB) has announced their expanded services and the launching of the RB Link flights, offering travel to Bintulu and Sibu as part of their ...



0.7 percent fall in Brunei's consumer price index - MENAFN.COM0.7 percent fall in Brunei's consumer price index  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN) Brunei registered a 0.7 percent decline in its total Consumer Price Index (CPI) during the sixth month of this year compared to the same peri.



China pledges deeper ties with India, Brunei - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina pledges deeper ties with India, Brunei - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANGKOK, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met here Thursday with Indian External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and ...



2 men fined over 585,000 USD for smuggling tobacco in Brunei - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua2 men fined over 585,000 USD for smuggling tobacco in Brunei - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- Brunei's Magistrate's Court slapped a hefty fine of 804,800 Brunei dollars (585,222 U.S. dollars) on two local men ...



Cambodia-Brunei Military Ties in the Headlines with Hun Manet Introductory Visit - The DiplomatCambodia-Brunei Military Ties in the Headlines with Hun Manet Introductory Visit  The Diplomat

Last week, Cambodia's deputy military chief, the eldest son of Prime Minister Hun Sen, paid an introductory visit to Brunei since assuming his position. While the ...



Vessel carrying 7 Filipinos capsizes off Brunei - ABS-CBN NewsVessel carrying 7 Filipinos capsizes off Brunei  ABS-CBN News

A fishing vessel carrying 7 Filipinos capsized off the coast of Brunei, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday.



Sisi expresses hope to develop bilateral cooperation with Brunei - EgypttodaySisi expresses hope to develop bilateral cooperation with Brunei  Egypttoday

CAIRO - 5 August 2019: President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi expressed his hope to develop bilateral cooperation with Brunei in various fields, namely the religious, ...



To blunt impact of forest fires, Brunei to introduce new law to tackle open burning - The ScoopTo blunt impact of forest fires, Brunei to introduce new law to tackle open burning  The Scoop

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Brunei is set to introduce a law that will tackle “rampant” open burning in an effort to mitigate bush and forest fires. Acting Director of ...



7 Filipino fishers missing in Brunei - The Manila Times7 Filipino fishers missing in Brunei  The Manila Times

THE Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Monday said seven Filipinos were reported missing after their fishing vessel capsized off the coast of Brunei.



Brunei, Egypt agree to boost cultural, economic ties - The ScoopBrunei, Egypt agree to boost cultural, economic ties  The Scoop

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Brunei and Egypt signed two agreements in Cairo on Monday aimed at boosting cultural, economic and technical cooperation.



200 youth gather for Brunei Young Leaders Convention - The Scoop200 youth gather for Brunei Young Leaders Convention  The Scoop

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Two hundred youth will participate in the Brunei Young Leaders Convention (BYLC) over the next two days, a platform aimed at ...



Brunei’s Nimanja opens Miri’s biggest pet store - Biz BruneiBrunei’s Nimanja opens Miri’s biggest pet store  Biz Brunei

Bruneian brand Nimanja opened Miri's biggest pet supplies store earlier today as it looks to leverage its direct distributorship of leading international brands to ...



Search underway for vessel carrying 7 Filipinos that capsized off Brunei - CNN PhilippinesSearch underway for vessel carrying 7 Filipinos that capsized off Brunei  CNN Philippines

The last communication between the owner of Brunei-flagged fishing vessel Radims 2 and its captain was on August 7.



Online marketplace MondeB2B to help Brunei companies export - Biz BruneiOnline marketplace MondeB2B to help Brunei companies export  Biz Brunei

An online marketplace looking to connect importers and exporters from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is looking to provide a breakthrough ...



75pc workers from Bangladesh sent to Brunei thru middlemen - newagebd.net75pc workers from Bangladesh sent to Brunei thru middlemen  newagebd.net

In 2018, about 75 per cent of Bangladeshi workers were illegally sent to Brunei by the brokers in collaboration with immigration police at the airport through ...



9th edition of Eager Lion drill kicks off - Jordan Times9th edition of Eager Lion drill kicks off  Jordan Times

AMMAN — The 2019 Eager Lion military drill commenced on Sunday with the participation of 8000 personnel representing 29 countries.



Proton X70 launched in Brunei - pricing from RM98k - Paul Tan's Automotive NewsProton X70 launched in Brunei - pricing from RM98k  Paul Tan's Automotive News

The Proton X70 has been launched in Brunei, with distribution of the SUV model handled by PAD Motors. Our Borneo neighbour is the first export market for.



Sinar continues Korean influx to Brunei with MeetUAll restaurant and mart - Biz BruneiSinar continues Korean influx to Brunei with MeetUAll restaurant and mart  Biz Brunei

The Sinar group of companies are continuing to expand their influx of Korean business into Brunei by opening MeetUAll restaurant and mart in Little Soho, Batu ...



Aimed at linking communities, Malaysian highway may damage forests - Mongabay.comAimed at linking communities, Malaysian highway may damage forests  Mongabay.com

Leaders hope that the construction of a road linking the Pan Borneo Highway between the Malaysian states of Sabah and Sarawak will connect remote ...



Tapping Into People Power - Common DreamsTapping Into People Power  Common Dreams

In times like this, many of us feel powerless to do anything about the political, social, and environmental injustices we face. But, power is everywhere.



Shin Peng a rising star - New Straits TimesShin Peng a rising star  New Straits Times

YOUNGSTER Si Shin Peng is a star in the making. The 17-year-old son of a mechanic not only hopes to earn a national call-up soon but aspires to become a ...



Hanoi delegation pays working visits to Myanmar, Brunei, Indonesia - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Hanoi delegation pays working visits to Myanmar, Brunei, Indonesia  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Hanoi (VNA) – A delegation of Hanoi led by Vice Secretary of the municipal Party Committee Dao Duc Toan paid working trips to Myanmar, Brunei and ...



South Korea's Silla plans to invest in Labuan - New Straits TimesSouth Korea's Silla plans to invest in Labuan  New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: South Korea's Silla Group, controlled by a wealthy family in the country, has set its sight on making Labuan its first overseas venture.



Brunei Shell awards rig inspection contract to AqualisBraemar - WorldOilBrunei Shell awards rig inspection contract to AqualisBraemar  WorldOil

Brunei Shell Petroleum Company has awarded AqualisBraemar a frame agreement to conduct rig inspection services for the operator, valid for three years with ...



Stem out ageism in the workplace, Views From The Top - The Business TimesStem out ageism in the workplace, Views From The Top  The Business Times

THE BUSINESS TIMES Views From The Top - THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: How do you see the move to enable older Singaporeans to stay employed for longer?



Why Indonesia Is Shifting Its Capital From Jakarta - BloombergWhy Indonesia Is Shifting Its Capital From Jakarta  Bloomberg

Jakarta is soon to become an ex-capital city. Indonesia is planning to move its administrative headquarters from its richest island of Java to the forest island of ...



Odisha boy bags silver medal at Junior Asian Wushu Championship - Odisha Sun TimesOdisha boy bags silver medal at Junior Asian Wushu Championship  Odisha Sun Times

Bhubaneswar: Babulu Munda, who hails from Sialijoda village under Keonjhar district has bought laurels for the State as well as India. Babulu Munda has ...



Brunei implements stoning to death under anti-LGBT laws - BBC NewsBrunei implements stoning to death under anti-LGBT laws  BBC News

Brunei is introducing strict new Islamic laws that make anal sex and adultery offences punishable by stoning to death. The new measures, that come into force ...



Brunei says it won't enforce gay death penalty after backlash - ReutersBrunei says it won't enforce gay death penalty after backlash  Reuters

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) - Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation ...



Sultan calls politicisation of academic honours 'unIslamic' - The ScoopSultan calls politicisation of academic honours 'unIslamic'  The Scoop

BRUNEI-MUARA – Conferment of academic honours should not be politicised or used as a tool to “harm the recipient when it is withdrawn for political reasons”, ...



Sultan of Brunei returns Oxford degree after backlash over anti-gay laws - The GuardianSultan of Brunei returns Oxford degree after backlash over anti-gay laws  The Guardian

The oil-rich south-east Asian state sparked an outcry when it proposed the death penalty for gay sex and adultery.



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 ...



BSP to convert headquarters to solar power - The ScoopBSP to convert headquarters to solar power  The Scoop

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) will soon convert its headquarters in Seria from gas to solar power. BSP Managing Director Dr Ceri ...



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 ...



Brunei's LGBT community flees 'inhumane' new stoning laws - CNNBrunei's LGBT community flees '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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



‘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.



Brunei records least new cases of lung cases in ASEAN - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBrunei records least new cases of lung cases in ASEAN - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Brunei Darussalam recorded the least number of cases in lung cancer and deaths from lung cancer among the 10 ...



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.



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 ...



China-Brunei joint venture provides training, employment for local Bruneians - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina-Brunei joint venture provides training, employment for local Bruneians - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd, a China-Brunei joint venture, hopes to provide at least 50 percent of over 2,000 new ...



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.



This Is How Many Hours The Average Person In The UK Works Every Week - Refinery29This Is How Many Hours The Average Person In The UK Works Every Week  Refinery29

It's late-summer, peak "out of office" season, and a time when many of us question how (and how hard) we work. During the July heatwave, a survey found that ...



Chinese tourist stole from Gucci stores in Singapore because it was ‘easy’ - South China Morning PostChinese tourist stole from Gucci stores in Singapore because it was ‘easy’  South China Morning Post

The 26-year-old woman was sentenced to nine weeks jail for stealing from Italian luxury label Gucci's Marina Bay Sands and Paragon outlets.



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 ...



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.



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.



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

Strict new Islamic laws came into force in Brunei making gay sex punishable by stoning to death.



Minor hiccups reported as KLIA gets back on its feet after systems disruption - Malay MailMinor hiccups reported as KLIA gets back on its feet after systems disruption  Malay Mail

SEPANG, Aug 26 — The situation at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) was under control this morning even though the Flight Information Display ...



Where is RugbyPass live streaming available? - RugbyPassWhere is RugbyPass live streaming available?  RugbyPass

RugbyPass offers official live coverage of the world's best rugby in more than 60 countries across Europe, Asia and Australia. Click to find our more.



Bangladeshi youth revolutionising country's fruticulture from Italy - Eleven MyanmarBangladeshi youth revolutionising country's fruticulture from Italy  Eleven Myanmar

Amid all the difficulties of earning a living in a foreign land, an expatriate Bangladeshi in Italy has been contributing immensely to pomology or fruticulture of ...



Brunei Q1 economy dips 0.5 pct due to decline in oil, gas sector: report - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBrunei Q1 economy dips 0.5 pct due to decline in oil, gas sector: report - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Brunei Darussalam's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) posted a negative growth of 0.5 percent year-on-year at ...



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 ...



Brunei festive bazaars draw visitors in thousands - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBrunei festive bazaars draw visitors in thousands - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Brunei is seeing the festive bazaars running for two weeks in all four districts of Brunei, in conjunction with the ...



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 ...



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 ...



'Kumbira' spotlights: Gathering the best chefs in Mindanao - Sun.Star'Kumbira' spotlights: Gathering the best chefs in Mindanao  Sun.Star

THE whole place was buzzing with excitement and anticipation as the participants and their supporters awaited the announcement of winners during the closing ...



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 ...



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.



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.



PR pros appalled by anti-LGBTI laws, but should brands join Brunei boycott? - PRWeekPR pros appalled by anti-LGBTI laws, but should brands join Brunei boycott?  PRWeek

Brunei-owned brands face a reputational crisis, but PR pros are divided about whether other brands should join a celebrity-led boycott against barbaric new ...



China-Brunei joint venture donates to needy families - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaChina-Brunei joint venture donates to needy families - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Hengyi Industries Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between China and Brunei, fulfilled part of their corporate social ...



Heng Samrin departs for AIPA - Khmer TimesHeng Samrin departs for AIPA  Khmer Times

National Assembly president Heng Samrin yesterday departed the Kingdom to attend the 40th General Assembly of the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Assembly in ...



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 ...



Brunei capital ranked 2nd most expensive ASEAN cities - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBrunei capital ranked 2nd most expensive ASEAN cities - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Bandar Seri Begawan (BSB), the capital of Brunei, is ranked among the most expensive cities in Southeast Asia ...



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 ...



DPM Heng at Brunei Sultan's birthday events, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesDPM Heng at Brunei Sultan's birthday events, Singapore News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat yesterday attended the 73rd birthday celebrations of the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah.. Read more at ...



Brunei’s LGBT residents face up to new death by stoning law against gay sex - South China Morning PostBrunei’s LGBT residents face up to new death by stoning law against gay sex  South China Morning Post

Last week, the tiny oil-rich nation imposed a strict new Islamic penal code that set the already-cautious LGBT population further on edge.



Feature: Chinese companies embrace Brunei's tradition to host Raya Open House gatherings - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFeature: Chinese companies embrace Brunei's tradition to host Raya Open House gatherings - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 8 (Xinhua) -- More and more Chinese companies in Brunei have hosted "Open House" gatherings for their clients and partners ...



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 ...



What's Behind Brunei's New Defense White Paper Talk? - The DiplomatWhat's Behind Brunei's New Defense White Paper Talk?  The Diplomat

Last week, Brunei's second defense minister once again reiterated the fact that the Southeast Asian state would look to release the next iteration of its defense ...



4,000 join Brunei Sultan's state banquet to celebrate 73rd birthday - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua4,000 join Brunei Sultan's state banquet to celebrate 73rd birthday - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Around 4,000 people comprising of members of the royal families, state dignitaries and foreign diplomatic corps, ...



India, Brunei vow to step up trade, investment - Business StandardIndia, Brunei vow to step up trade, investment  Business Standard

Read more about India, Brunei vow to step up trade, investment on Business Standard. India and Brunei Monday reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral ties and ...



Brunei wants to punish gay sex with death by stoning – can boycotts stop it? - The Conversation - USBrunei wants to punish gay sex with death by stoning – can boycotts stop it?  The Conversation - US

Brunei's new anti-gay Sharia laws are the harshest in the world. Yet few countries have publicly condemned them, and an international boycott could backfire.



Brunei and Malaysia's Sarawak explore new economic opportunities - Eleven MyanmarBrunei and Malaysia's Sarawak explore new economic opportunities  Eleven Myanmar

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Borneo Bulletin/ANN) - Deputy Sarawak Chief Minister Dato Amar Awang Tengah bin Ali Hasan said Sarawak and Brunei ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Transgender teenager from Brunei seeks asylum in Canada - ReutersTransgender teenager from Brunei seeks asylum in Canada  Reuters

Zoella Zayce displays no photos of her family in her basement apartment in Vancouver, thousands of miles from where she left them in Brunei. The 19-year-old ...



Xi meets Brunei's Sultan - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaXi meets Brunei's Sultan - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BEIJING, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday met with Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, who is attending the Second Belt and Road ...



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

'Leadership training' given to officers who may be helping to impose new anti-gay law.



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 ...



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.



PM returns home from Brunei - The Daily StarPM returns home from Brunei  The Daily Star

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home this evening concluding her three-day official visit to Brunei Darussalam at the invitation of Sultan Hassanal ...