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brunei sultan hassanal bolkiah

Over the last fortnight, QN Magazine broke a number of stories related to the action of the Sultan of Brunei introducing penalties such as whipping, amputation and death by stoning into his small South-East Asian realm. Tomorrow, Boycott Brunei in Australia are holding a rally in Brisbane’s Botanic Gardens opposite the Brunei-owned Royal in the …

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royal on the park hotel

Protesters are planning to belatedly join the 50th birthday celebrations of the Sultan of Brunei’s Royal on the Park Hotel outside the Brisbane premise this Saturday, April 13, two days after the official celebrations. A spokesperson told QN Magazine, “This is a party we believe it is appropriate to be late to.” The hotel opened …

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royal on the park hotel

A Brunei owned Brisbane hotel is using a 1980s visit by Elton John to promote their upcoming birthday celebrations despite John’s support for a boycott against the Sultan of Brunei’s hotels. Laws which came into effect yesterday in Brunei include execution by stoning for homosexual acts and adultery, prompting global outrage. Brisbane’s Royal on the …

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boycott Brunei-owned properties over anti-gay laws, the Brunei Investment Agency owns assets worldwide including Brisbane’s Royal on the Park Hotel

The implementation of laws set to take effect in Brunei this week which impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery, and amputations for theft have led to calls for boycotts of the Brunei-owned Dorchester Collection of luxury five-star hotels in Europe and the United States. However, the Brunei Investment Agency owns assets worldwide …

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elton john on stage

Sir Elton John has joined a growing list of those condemning Brunei’s introduction of brutal new anti-gay laws by calling for a boycott of hotels owned by the country’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. People in the small Asian nation who engage in homosexual activity can be flogged and stoned to death under strict new Islamic laws …

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brunei flag

An anti-government Bruneian online forum has shared an Instagram post allegedly made by Prince Aleem, nephew of the Sultan of Brunei, criticising the country’s new anti-gay laws. The prince posted his opposition to the laws due to be enforced on 3 April which include the death penalty for homosexual acts and adultery. “In light of …

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royal brunei airlines

Brunei’s airline should be banned from Australian airports in protest of the south-east Asian country’s “barbaric” anti-gay laws, Victoria’s Thorne Harbour Health has said. People in the small Asian nation who engage in same-sex activity can be flogged and stoned to death under strict new Islamic laws set to take effect in the country next …

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brunei sultan hassanal bolkiah

Human rights groups including Amnesty International have called on the south-east Asian nation of Brunei to abandon plans to introduce new laws within days that would punish gay sex with death by stoning. The country’s strict new sharia law Penal Code will come into effect from next Wednesday (April 3), according to government documents released …

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brunei sultan hassanal bolkiah

Brunei is planning to introduce anti-LGBT laws within days that could see people whipped or stoned to death for same-sex activity, human rights groups have reported. Homosexuality is already illegal in the east Asian country and punishable by up to ten years imprisonment. But under the changes to Brunei’s penal code, punishments could include whipping …

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Taipei Pride Festival

The Taiwanese government has unveiled a draft of its same-sex marriage legislation, in a historic first for Asia. Newly-appointed premier Su Tseng-chang said in a statement on Facebook that the Taiwan cabinet’s proposed law would allow same-sex couples to get legally married. According to Su, the country’s definition of marriage in civil law will remain …

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