Following global backlash, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah says the death penalty will not be imposed in the implementation of the penal code changes.
Jenama gula-gula yang popular itu disahkan tidak halal oleh pihak berkuasa Brunei.
Deputy Foreign Minister Marzuki Yahya responds to ‘warning shot’ by the award-winning actor saying that Malaysians do not accept the LGBT lifestyle.
Critics and regional LGBT+ activists hit back pointing out that there are major differences between Brunei and its Islamic neighbours.
Brunei argues that its does not discriminate the LGBT community, but almost enforced the death penalty on gay men.
The focus of the chair would be on Islamic leadership and implementation of shariah.
Celebrity criticism and a boycott of Brunei-related businesses has caused the once adamant Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah to make a u-turn and scrap the death penalty for gay sex.
Brunei has defended its right to implement the harsh Shariah laws.
The Equal Rights Coalition was launched in 2016 to promote international equal rights for all.
The laws, elements of which were first adopted in 2014, have been rolled out in phases since then including this week, stirring international outrage.
Many global business have cut ties with oil-rich Brunei including Virgin Australia Airlines over its harsh law.
The tough penal code in the tiny country on tropical Borneo island has sparked a storm of global criticism from politicians, celebrities and rights groups.
Brunei's state-owned investment agency BIA owns the Dorchester Collection hotel group.
Human Rights bodies have condemned Brunei's new death penalty law for gay sex and adultery.
Rights groups have meanwhile accused the sultanate of becoming the Saudi Arabia of southeast Asia.
Brunei will be the first country in East or Southeast Asia to introduce a sharia penal code on a national level.
The LGBT community in Brunei is fearing for their lives and leaving the tiny oil-rich country.
The new law stipulates the death penalty for a number of offences, and also introduces public flogging as punishment for abortion as well as amputation for theft.
Brunei has defended itself despite receiving global criticism over its Islamic laws and is stern on carrying out harsh punishments for adultery and homosexuality.
The announcement of the new penal code that imposes death penalty for gay sex has sparked international outrage with politicians and celebrities calling on Brunei to immediately halt its plans.
Kerajaan Brunei juga menetapkan hukuman potong tangan dan kaki bagi kesalahan mencuri mulai 3 April ini.
Gay men caught engaging in same-sex relationships would face the death penalty under Brunei's tough Syaria laws.
LGBT people could be whipped or stoned to death in Brunei and the small but wealthy South East Asian nation is planning to go ahead with plans on implementing changes to it penal code.
Homeira Rigi yang sebelum ini merupakan gabenor bandar Qasr-e Qand merupakan wanita Sunni pertama memegang jawatan gabenor selepas revolusi Iran 1979.