Its leader however says to 'never compromise' on sovereignty.
The Bangladeshi embassy in Brunei has suspended the passports of the suspects after failing to appear despite being summoned.
Some 400 schools have been closed in Sarawak, while in Sumatra, some kindergartens will be closed until Friday.
The drills come at a time of stepped-up US engagement in the region and tensions between Beijing and Southeast Asian nations over the South China Sea.
From Nasi Kratok to exotic durians, cucur, ambuyat and kelupis, Bruneians also love their wide variety of colourful and sweet kuih-muih.
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.