Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: EPA Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: EPA
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: EPA
Religion

Gays face death by stoning in Brunei, the ‘Saudi of Southeast Asia’. Really?

  • The tiny oil-rich nation has been criticised by Ellen and Elton John since imposing a strict new Islamic penal code that prescribes death by stoning for gay and extramarital sex
  • But many of those who have lived and worked in the country suggest the law is mostly for show

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Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: EPA Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: EPA
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Photo: EPA
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