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500 Rolls-Royces, $20,000 haircuts, and a 1,788-room palace: Everything we know about the lavish life of the Sultan of Brunei, who sparked outrage after introducing a law punishing homosexuality with death

The Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah is currently the subject of widespread condemnation for making homosexuality punishable with the death penalty. The torrent of criticism got so loud Bolkiah backpedaled on Sunday, promising the law would never be enforced, but it still exists as legislation. But he was once a […]
500 Rolls-Royces, $20,000 haircuts, and a 1,788-room palace: Everything we know about the lavish life of the Sultan of Brunei, who sparked outrage after introducing a law punishing homosexuality with death
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The sultan of Brunei enacted new laws punishing homosexuality with death by stoning to clean up his image as a big-spending playboy, critics say

Brunei last week introduced new laws that would see gay people stoned to death. Critics say the new move toward conservative Islam contrasts with the reputation of the country’s ruler, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, as an international playboy and big spender. Sultan Hassanal and his immediate family regularly flaunt their wealth, […]
The sultan of Brunei enacted new laws punishing homosexuality with death by stoning to clean up his image as a big-spending playboy, critics say
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Here’s a list of everyone who is boycotting or cutting ties with Brunei after it introduced new laws to punish homosexuality with death by stoning

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 […]
Here’s a list of everyone who is boycotting or cutting ties with Brunei after it introduced new laws to punish homosexuality with death by stoning
Lifestyle

Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and George Clooney are asking people to boycott these 9 luxury hotels after Brunei passed a law that will see it stone gay people to death

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 […]
Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and George Clooney are asking people to boycott these 9 luxury hotels after Brunei passed a law that will see it stone gay people to death
Lifestyle

In Brunei, a tiny nation built on oil money, half the capital city’s population lives in an otherworldly ‘water village’ where thousands of houses stand on monsoon-proof stilts

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 […]
In Brunei, a tiny nation built on oil money, half the capital city’s population lives in an otherworldly ‘water village’ where thousands of houses stand on monsoon-proof stilts
Lifestyle

Inside the surreal capital city of Brunei, a tiny nation of unimaginable wealth where oil money pays for everything and half the population lives in a floating ‘water village’

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, […]
Inside the surreal capital city of Brunei, a tiny nation of unimaginable wealth where oil money pays for everything and half the population lives in a floating ‘water village’
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RANKED: The 29 richest countries in the world

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 […]
RANKED: The 29 richest countries in the world