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Brunei: Southeast Asian coastal sovereign state
Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace, is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, the country is completely surrounded by the Malaysian state of Sarawak. It is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang. Brunei is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo; the remainder of the island's territory is divided between the nations of Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei's population was 423,196 in 2016.


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

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities such as George..
Reuters - Published

Transgender teenager from Brunei seeks asylum in Canada

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 refugee claimant is a transgender woman,..
Reuters - Published

Qld protesters rally against Brunei laws

Protesters have rallied in Brisbane against Brunei's sharia laws out front of the Royal on the Park Hotel.
SBS - Published

'A beacon of bigotry': Boycott Brunei movement targets Brisbane hotel

Australian LGBTI+ campaigners are calling for Australia to cut business ties with Brunei as Prime Minister Scott Morrison publically condemns the strict anti-gay laws for the first time.
SBS - Published

Hundreds protest in London over Brunei's anti-gay sharia laws

Hundreds of people rallied outside the Brunei-owned Dorchester hotel in London on Saturday in protest at new Islamic sharia laws in the country that punish homosexuality, adultery and rape with the..
Reuters - Published

U.N. slams Brunei's Islamic laws as violation of human rights

Brunei is violating human rights by implementing Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality, the United Nations said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

Virgin cuts staff travel arrangement with Brunei over sharia law crackdown

The laws, which also include amputation of hands and feet for thieves, will make Brunei the first place in East or Southeast Asia to have a sharia penal code at the national level.
SBS - Published

U.S. criticizes Brunei's death penalty plan for gay sex, adultery

The United States on Tuesday criticized Brunei's decision to implement Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality and urged it to ratify and implement the United..
Reuters - Published

Brunei defends tough new Islamic laws against growing backlash

Brunei has defended its right to implement Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality against growing global criticism.
Reuters - Published

George Clooney urges boycott of Brunei-owned hotels over nation's gay sex penalties

Oscar-winning actor George Clooney has called for a boycott of luxury hotels, including the Beverly Hills Hotel, owned by Brunei because of the Southeast Asian nation's plans to impose the death..
Reuters - Published

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