Chinese President Xi Jinping and Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: Xinhua

West sends Brunei into China’s arms with outrage over its anti-gay sharia laws

  • As oil reserves run out, Brunei looks to China to back critical development projects as it faces Western censure over sharia laws many say are only for show
  • At the same time, predominantly-Muslim nation is using the tough laws to shore up support from a populace facing rising unemployment
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: Xinhua
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