Brunei’s Prince Abdul Mateen, 26, has Hollywood looks and an Instagram following bigger than his country’s population. Photo: GQ

How Facebook era made the monarchies of Malaysia, Brunei relevant again

With photo opportunities like the Sultan of Brunei’s lavish birthday banquet, is it any wonder some of Southeast Asia’s royals have as many Instagram followers as subjects?

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Brunei’s Prince Abdul Mateen, 26, has Hollywood looks and an Instagram following bigger than his country’s population. Photo: GQ
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