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Prince Azim homophobic Brunei

The homophobic Brunei regime of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah today announced the death of 38-year-old Prince Azim, fourth in line to the throne. Despite a taboo on discussing the prince’s sexuality in Brunei, Azim lived as an openly gay man overseas. His father, who just a few years ago introduced harsh laws to oppress lesbian, gay …

sharia law brunei first gay crime

A Magistrate’s Court hearing on Sunday indicted a man charged with Brunei’s first ‘gay’ crime since the 2019 introduction of Sharia law. The court remanded the man for further investigation. Brunei’s implementation of Sharia law in regard to sexual ‘crimes’ threatened punishments including the death penalty for gay sex. The autocratic Sultan of Brunei later …

Shahiran

A court in Brunei yesterday sentenced Shahiran, ‘the Brunei refugee’, to eighteen months jail for sedition. Shahiran now lives in Canada after the government there granted him asylum in 2018. The case was only the second use of the sedition law in Brunei and the first full trial of a sedition case in the country. …

king of the catwalk brunei sinon loresca

The King of the Catwalk, Sinon Loresca caused a social media firestorm last week over a visit to Brunei. The openly gay Filipino social media influencer dismissed recent protests against the sultanate. He told his 1.6 million Facebook and half million Instagram followers “some news so exaggerated.” That ‘exaggerated’ news reported on laws allowing religious …

King of the Catwalk Brunei social media influencer

Openly gay Filipino social media influencer Sinon Loresca flew to Brunei a few days ago. Loresca is a model and social media influencer. He posted a photo of himself at an airport in a revealing blue gown, high heels and tiara, writing, “On my way to Brunei.” Once in Brunei, the King of the Catwalk …

Sultan of Brunei George Clooney gay boycott

George Clooney has welcomed the Sultan of Brunei’s backdown on its death penalty for gay sex but vowed to keep up pressure on the country until the laws are repealed completely. The actor led calls to boycott Brunei-owned hotels and properties after the small southeast Asian nation introduced the death penalty for homosexuality as part …

sultan of brunei death penalty

The Sultan of Brunei says the sultanate won’t enforce the death penalty for those convicted of gay sex and adultery following a global backlash against the small South-East Asian nation. Brunei introduced the laws as part of its new Sharia Penal Code Order (SPCO) on April 3. The laws punish sodomy and adultery with death …

harvey norman brunei

As multi-national finance and travel companies implement boycotts of Brunei-owned businesses, Australia-based retailer Harvey Norman has begun advertising on Brunei radio. Recently, worldwide outrage greeted the Sultan of Brunei’s introduction of whipping, amputation and death by stoning as penalties for various ‘crimes’. Among other actions celebrities, government organisations and multi-national finance and travel companies announced …

Brunei boycott Shell

A national day of action is planned around Australia. On June 1 Australians will protest the Sultan of Brunei’s death penalty for homosexuality, adultery, blasphemy and apostasy. Some also call for a boycott of Shell over their investments in Brunei. In Europe, Royal Dutch Shell faces calls to exert influence over the Sultan of Brunei. …

brunei royal on the park brisbane

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and federal opposition leader Bill Shorten are the target of a new petition urging Australia to take a raft of actions against the nation of Brunei over its anti-gay laws. The new petition by just.equal, a national LGBTIQ+ rights group, calls on whomever wins government at the election on May 18 …

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