Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah attends the retreat session during the Apec Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Photo: Reuters

Brunei says it will not enforce gay death penalty after facing international backlash

  • Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah gives rare response to global criticism of decision, led by celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John
  • The sultan also vowed in his speech Brunei would ratify the United Nations convention against torture which it signed several years ago
Topic |   Human rights

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Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah attends the retreat session during the Apec Summit in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Photo: Reuters
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