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Vietnam calls for restraint in maritime dispute with China

Its leader however says to 'never compromise' on sovereignty.

Bangladeshi human traffickers to be sent home from Brunei

The Bangladeshi embassy in Brunei has suspended the passports of the suspects after failing to appear despite being summoned.

Hundreds of schools shut as forest fire haze blankets SE Asia

Some 400 schools have been closed in Sarawak, while in Sumatra, some kindergartens will be closed until Friday.

US and Asean kicks off first joint naval exercise

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.

6 must-try dishes in Brunei for the adventurous

From Nasi Kratok to exotic durians, cucur, ambuyat and kelupis, Bruneians also love their wide variety of colourful and sweet kuih-muih.

Brunei sultan returns Oxford degree after gay sex death penalty backlash

Following global backlash, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah says the death penalty will not be imposed in the implementation of the penal code changes.

Jabatan agama Sarawak akan umum jika gula-gula ‘White Rabbit’ ada gelatin...

Jenama gula-gula yang popular itu disahkan tidak halal oleh pihak berkuasa Brunei.

Clooney should be more aware of what he is saying, Wisma...

Deputy Foreign Minister Marzuki Yahya responds to ‘warning shot’ by the award-winning actor saying that Malaysians do not accept the LGBT lifestyle.

George Clooney faces backlash over ‘warning shot’ to Brunei neighbours

Critics and regional LGBT+ activists hit back pointing out that there are major differences between Brunei and its Islamic neighbours.

Brunei denies gay discrimination despite stoning law

Brunei argues that its does not discriminate the LGBT community, but almost enforced the death penalty on gay men.

Ministry proposes Islamic chair in UiTM named after Brunei ruler

The focus of the chair would be on Islamic leadership and implementation of shariah.

Brunei says it won’t enforce gay death penalty after backlash

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.

Transgender teenager from Brunei seeks asylum in Canada

Brunei has defended its right to implement the harsh Shariah laws.

Canada-led rights coalition slams Brunei death penalty for gay sex

The Equal Rights Coalition was launched in 2016 to promote international equal rights for all.

Hundreds protest in London over Brunei’s anti-gay shariah laws

The laws, elements of which were first adopted in 2014, have been rolled out in phases since then including this week, stirring international outrage.

Rising number of businesses cut ties with Brunei over gay sex...

Many global business have cut ties with oil-rich Brunei including Virgin Australia Airlines over its harsh law.

UK calls Brunei’s anti-gay law ‘backward step’

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.

Deutsche Bank bans staff from Dorchester hotels after new Brunei laws

Brunei's state-owned investment agency BIA owns the Dorchester Collection hotel group.

Brunei introduces stoning to death for gay sex, adultery

Human Rights bodies have condemned Brunei's new death penalty law for gay sex and adultery.

France urges Brunei to drop stoning law for adultery, gay sex

Rights groups have meanwhile accused the sultanate of becoming the Saudi Arabia of southeast Asia.

Brunei sultan seeks conservative support with hardline shariah laws

Brunei will be the first country in East or Southeast Asia to introduce a sharia penal code on a national level.

Ahead of LGBT crackdown, fleeing Bruneians fear for friends back home

The LGBT community in Brunei is fearing for their lives and leaving the tiny oil-rich country.

UN slams ‘inhuman’ Brunei law on stoning for adultery

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 defends tough new Islamic laws against global backlash

Brunei has defended itself despite receiving global criticism over its Islamic laws and is stern on carrying out harsh punishments for adultery and homosexuality.