Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: Reuters
Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: Reuters
Religion

Brunei’s adoption of hardline sharia laws signals shift to China, turn away from West: observers

  • The country’s implementation of strict sharia laws during a weakening economy signals a shift towards investments from China, observers say
  • As in many other parts of Asia, Chinese companies are investing huge sums in the absolute monarchy, part of an infrastructure drive aimed at extending Beijing’s economic and geopolitical clout

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: Reuters
Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: Reuters
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