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Tag: Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah

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.

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.

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.

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.

Malaysia-Brunei meterai MoU pindah banduan

Memorendum persefahaman itu melibatkan pemindahan dan iring kawal banduan dari Sabah dan Sarawak melalui Brunei serta sebaliknya.

Sultan Brunei lantik Steven Chong ketua hakim negara

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah melantik Steven Chong Wan Oon sebagai Ketua Hakim di Mahkamah Besar berkuatkuasa 30 Jun.

Brunei Sultan appoints Steven Chong as chief justice

The appointment took effect on June 30.

Sultan of bling: Brunei monarch marks golden jubilee in style

Tens of thousands of well-wishers waving the country's flag lined the streets and cheered as Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the world's second-longest reigning monarch, passed by in a chariot pulled by dozens of his subjects.

Brunei sultan to mark golden jubilee with lavish celebrations

The jubilee will be a chance for citizens of the sleepy, Muslim country to focus on celebrating the life and times of Hassanal, a father-figure monarch who remains widely revered.