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Borneo Jazz Festival 2019 - All You Need To Know

This year marks the 14th year that the Borneo Jazz Festival is being held in Miri, Sarawak, and is also the second time that the event is taking place at Coco Cabana by the Esplanade. The Borneo Jazz Festival is one of Malaysia's pioneer jazz festivals that has seen over hundreds of jazz musicians from all over the world perform here in Miri. Borneo Jazz 2019 also takes place from 19th to 21st July, which will see numerous local and international artist take stage for the 14th year.  ...
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Bakelalan Bird Watching Trip Report

One of the few places that has been getting some bird watching attention is no other than the highland village of Bakelalan in Sarawak, Borneo. For the serious bird watchers, this is my Bakelalan bird watching trip report, done in November 2018.  First of all, Bakelalan or Ba'Kelalan is a Lun Bawang tribe village, located in the northeast highlands of Sarawak, Malaysia. It is also in the district of Lawas, which can be easily accessed from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah or Miri in Sarawak. Ge...
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Andy Cohen suggests new tactic in the Brunei Boycott: Gay adult films

It's not the worst idea we've ever heard. It's also not the best.
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Inside the silent nation of Brunei

The tiny state has gained global attention for its decision to impose harsh Islamic laws.
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Brunei backs down on gay sex death penalty after international backlash

Brunei will not impose the death penalty on those convicted of having gay sex, in an apparent bid to temper international condemnation following its roll out of strict new Islamic laws last month.
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Brunei drops death penalty for gay sex and adulteryBrunei drops death penalty for gay sex and adultery

Sultan backs down following international outcry
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George Clooney vows to keep up pressure on Brunei over gay-sex death penalty

Actor calls for sustained commercial boycott after Brunei puts moratorium on death penalty for gay sexGeorge Clooney has promised to keep up pressure on Brunei after the oil-rich country’s sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, announced it would not enforce the death penalty for gay sex.Gay sex remains illegal in Brunei, punishable by up to 10 years in jail. Continue reading...
Tags: Human Rights, Protest, Law, Film, Religion, World news, US news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Islam, LGBT rights, Brunei, George Clooney, Sharia law, Clooney, Hassanal Bolkiah


Brunei Won't Enforce Death-By-Stoning Law For Gay Sex, Sultan Says

After more than a month of criticism and a high-profile boycott, the sultan of Brunei says his country will extend its moratorium on the death penalty to include new Islamic laws. (Image credit: Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters)
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Guess why the Sultan of Brunei changed his mind about his gay death penalty

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei announced that he has changed his mind about executing people for having gay sex. "I am aware that there are many questions and misperceptions with regard to the implementation of the SPCO [Syariah Penal Code Order]," the oil-rich billionaire said in a speech. "However, we believe that once these have been cleared, the merit of the law will be evident." The sultan's decision might have had something to do with the fact that businesses around the world are boycot...
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Brunei says it won’t enforce its law stoning gay people to death, but that’s not good enough

The law will remain on the books and life for LGBTQ people in the country won't really improve.
Tags: Politics, Lifestyle, Brunei, Death Penalty, Stoning, Homophobia, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Sultan of Brunei


Brunei backs down on gay sex death penalty

Brunei will not impose the death penalty on those convicted of having gay sex, in an apparent bid to temper international condemnation following its roll out of strict new Islamic laws last month.
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Brunei Says It Won’t Execute Gays After Protests of Stoning Law

Opponents say the shift leaves in place many other harsh provisions, meaning pressure continues to revoke the new penal code.
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Brunei backs down on gay sex death penalty after international backlash

Brunei will not impose the death penalty on those convicted of having gay sex, in an apparent bid to temper international condemnation following its roll out of strict new Islamic laws last month.
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Brunei backs down on gay sex death penalty after backlash

Brunei will not impose the death penalty on those convicted of having gay sex, in an apparent bid to temper international condemnation following its roll out of strict new Islamic laws last month.
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Brunei Says It Won’t Enforce Death by Stoning for Gay Sex

The country has faced harsh international criticism over its new penal code
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Brunei death penalty moratorium applied to new Shariah laws

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Brunei’s sultan says a moratorium on capital punishment is in effect for new Shariah criminal laws including stoning people for gay sex and adultery that sparked an international outcry. The United Nations has called the new laws “draconian” while the U.S. and several other countries had urged Brunei to halt […]
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Brunei says it won't enforce death penalty for gay sex

The nation has been facing a backlash after introducing the strict new rules last month.
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Brunei says it will not enforce gay sex death penalty after backlash

Sultan extends moratorium to death by stoning law in rare response to global criticismBrunei’s Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, has extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation on punishments for gay sex, after a global backlash led by celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John.The country provoked an outcry when it rolled out its interpretation of Islamic laws, or sharia, on 3 April, punishing sodomy, adultery and rape with death, including by stoning. Continue reading...
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Brunei Says It Won’t Enforce Death Penalty For Gay Sex After Massive Outcry

The Southeast Asian country said last month that incoming legislation would make sodomy punishable by stoning to death.
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United States: Brunei Now Penalizes Homosexuality With Death By Stoning - Proskauer Rose LLP

At a time when much of the world is accepting LGBTQ individuals and relationships, the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction in the small nation of Brunei.
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Travel News: May 1, 2019

Indonesia to relocate capital from sinking Jakarta The Hill Indonesia has announced plans relocate its capital city away from Jakarta, one of the world’s fastest-sinking cities, according to the BBC. Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro announced President Joko Widodo had made the decision to relocate the capital, according to the news outlet. The idea of moving the capital from Jakarta, home to 10 million people, has been discussed since Indonesia achieved independence from the Dutch over se...
Tags: Travel, New York, London, Indonesia, Australia, Los Angeles, Bbc, Heathrow, Sydney, Brunei, Qantas, Joko Widodo, Melbourne, Beverly Hills Hotel, Ellen Degeneres, Cnbc


Wall Street stands up for queer people, joins Brunei hotel boycott

Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, and Deutsche Bank are among the financial bigwigs joining the boycott.
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JPMorgan tells staff to boycott Brunei-owned hotels over gay sex death penalty

JPMorgan Chase has joined a boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after the Asian country introduced laws that punish gay sex with death.
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JPMorgan joins boycott of hotels over anti-gay law

JPMorgan Chase has joined a boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after the Asian country introduced laws that punish gay sex with death.
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JPMorgan joins Brunei-owned hotels boycott

JPMorgan Chase has joined a boycott of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei after the Asian country introduced laws that punish gay sex with death.
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Shell Oil under scrutiny for doing business in anti-gay Brunei

The oil company maintains a large workforce in Brunei and is responsible for more than half the nation's GDP.
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Shell's stand on LGBT rights under scrutiny over Brunei's anti-gay laws

Royal Dutch Shell's stand on LGBT rights has come under scrutiny following the introduction of laws that punish gay sex with death in Brunei.
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Evening Standard urged to move event from Brunei-owned Dorchester

Hotel is subject to boycott over sultan’s policy of punishing gay sex with death by stoningThe London Evening Standard is facing calls to move an awards ceremony to be held at the Brunei-owned Dorchester after the country imposed new laws punishing gay sex and adultery with death by stoning.The newspaper, whose celebrity columnist Rob Rinder urged readers to join a boycott of the luxury hotel, is due to hold its annual New Homes awards at the five-star Mayfair establishment next month. Continue ...
Tags: London, Human Rights, Media, George Osborne, Travel & leisure, UK News, World news, Newspapers, Islam, LGBT rights, Brunei, Mayfair, Sharia law, Emily Thornberry, London Evening Standard, Dorchester


Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU

Kingdom’s mission to bloc calls for tolerance and understanding over penal codeBrunei has written to the European parliament defending its decision to start imposing death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex, claiming convictions will be rare as it requires two men of “high moral standing piety” to be witnesses.In a four-page letter to MEPs, the kingdom’s mission to the EU called for “tolerance, respect and understanding” with regard to the country’s desire to preserve its traditional values ...
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Brunei – To Visit or Not, Given the New Sharia Law

On April 3, 2019, the Sultan of Brunei imposed Islamic sharia law on all residents of the country, including the 30% of the population who are not Muslims. In a nutshell, this means that people will be whipped or stoned to death for gay sex, adultery, sodomy, and rape, and the crime of theft will require a hand and a foot to be cut off. This is an escalation of previous laws, which carried a sentence of 10 years in prison for anyone caught in the act of... The post Brunei – To Visit or Not, Give...
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