Tag: Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah
Following global backlash, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah says the death penalty will not be imposed in the implementation of the penal code changes.
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 will be the first country in East or Southeast Asia to introduce a sharia penal code on a national level.
Brunei has defended itself despite receiving global criticism over its Islamic laws and is stern on carrying out harsh punishments for adultery and homosexuality.
Memorendum persefahaman itu melibatkan pemindahan dan iring kawal banduan dari Sabah dan Sarawak melalui Brunei serta sebaliknya.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah melantik Steven Chong Wan Oon sebagai Ketua Hakim di Mahkamah Besar berkuatkuasa 30 Jun.
The appointment took effect on June 30.
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.
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.