The British military is under pressure to strike out honours given to the sultan of Brunei, after the Asian country made death by stoning a punishment for homosexuality. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei’s head of state, was made an honorary air chief marshal in the Royal Air Force and an honorary […]
Companies, universities, and celebrities are making moves on a boycott of Brunei-owned services after the country introduced a law making homosexuality punishable by death. Eight five-star hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei quit Twitter on Wednesday amid a vocal campaign to boycott them on social media. Virgin Australia, STA […]
Five-star hotels owned by the sultan of Brunei have quit social media after the country was slammed for making death by stoning the punishment for being gay. The Dorchester in London and The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles were among eight hotels that deleted Twitter accounts on Wednesday after […]
Ellen DeGeneres has joined the list of celebrities backing George Clooney’s call to boycott a string of the world’s most luxurious hotels following Brunei’s new laws over gay sex. Brunei is bringing in new laws that will make gay sex, as well as adultery, punishable by death. The Sultan of […]
The southeast Asian kingdom of Brunei now punishes homosexuality with death by stoning, under news laws introduced on Wednesday. Being gay has been illegal in the small oil-rich state since 1984, but it adopted a strict, Islamic law code in 2014. It has now taken full effect. Under the new […]
Brunei is a tiny country in Southeast Asia that’s home to one of the most interesting communities in the world – Kampung Ayer, or “Water Village.” Nearly half of the capital city’s population lives in Kampung Ayer, where thousands of houses stand on stilts, as do schools, mosques, restaurants, and […]
Brunei is tiny, but it’s one of the richest countries in the world. Its wealth is on full display in its capital city, Bandar Seri Begawan, where oil money pays for glittering mosques and extravagant architecture. Much of the city’s population lives in a floating village, where the houses, schools, […]
Size doesn’t always mean wealth when it comes to the world’s richest countries, according to data published in April by the International Monetary Fund. Twice a year the IMF releases a huge dump of data about the economic power of the world’s nations, with gross domestic product (GDP) per capita […]
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