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Brunei Faced With Widespread Boycott Over Stoning Law, Unflattering Twitter Hashtag

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Brunei caused a global outcry over its archaic Shariah laws © Arno Maierbrugger A growing number...
Sabah, Sarawak suggest spin-off if Malaysia gov’t passes Shariah penalty bill

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The Malaysian government's surprising endorsement of the Shariah penalty code and the support of the introduction of harsh punishments like amputations and stoning to...
Brunei and the Christmas ban: Theocracy on tranquilisers

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Brunei is in the international headlines again for its extravaganza of banning Christmas festivities because the Sultan and his Imams fear it would erode...
Brunei Tourism – A sad ‘state’ of affairs

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I'm not in a state of grace. It's something far far loonier. I'm a terrible case; see the lines on my face? In in...
US Congress members want Brunei TPP deal called off

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Over a hundred members of the US House of Representatives have signed a letter urging the government to call off a trade deal with Brunei over...
Brunei hotel boycott spreads to London

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The boycott of Brunei-owned hotels has spread to London, just weeks after properties in the US were the subject of a backlash by celebrities...
Brunei-owned Beverly Hills hotel loses $1.5m

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The losses faced by the Beverly Hills Hotel due tot a boycott over Brunei’s anti-gay laws have reached an estimated $1.5 million, local media...
Virgin CEO Richard Branson announces boycott of Brunei-owned hotels

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Sir Richard Branson, founder and CEO of the Virgin Group, a $25 billion multinational conglomerate, announced on May 3 that he, his company and...
Shariah law in Brunei starts May 1 despite criticism

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The Sultan of Brunei announced on April 30 that a controversial new penal code featuring tough Islamic criminal punishments that has been criticised by...
US fashion industry boycotts Brunei-owned hotels over Shariah law

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US fashion designers as well as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists are taking a stand against the leader of Brunei who plans...
Cross-dressers face jail in Malaysian state

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Pahang, an Islamic state in Peninsular Malaysia and the third-largest in the country after Sarawak and Sabah, has decreed cross-dressing a criminal offense punishable...