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Brunei: When Sharia Meets Social Media
May 02, 2019

Brunei: When Sharia Meets Social Media

By Asif Ullah Khan
The Sultanate’s Sharia law sparked criticism abroad – and at home, where dissent is not often tolerated.

Brunei’s Controversial New Shariah Laws Are Now in Effect
April 03, 2019

Brunei’s Controversial New Shariah Laws Are Now in Effect

By Annabelle Liang
The changes, widely decried by human rights groups, allow death-by-stoning as a penalty for gay sex and adultery.
Brunei's Christmas Treat: Santa Banned for a Second Year
December 25, 2015

Brunei's Christmas Treat: Santa Banned for a Second Year

By Luke Hunt
The tiny, oil-rich nation continues its assault on Christmas.

What the Trans-Pacific Partnership Means for Southeast Asia
July 27, 2015

What the Trans-Pacific Partnership Means for Southeast Asia

By Hunter Marston
The trade deal would be a giant step for the four Southeast Asian countries currently in talks.

The Implications of Brunei’s Sharia Law
May 21, 2015

The Implications of Brunei’s Sharia Law

By Bill Ozanick
The introduction of sharia law may well derail the Sultan’s vision for his country’s future.

Brunei’s New Midnight Ban
May 19, 2015

Brunei’s New Midnight Ban

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country now wants all shops and restaurants shut by midnight.

Brunei Cracks Down on Chinese New Year
February 14, 2015

Brunei Cracks Down on Chinese New Year

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The country opens a new front in its battle against non-Muslim celebrations.
Southeast Asia’s Top Stories in 2014
December 31, 2014

Southeast Asia’s Top Stories in 2014

By Mong Palatino
A look back at the region’s biggest stories over the past 12 months.

Brunei’s War on Christmas?
December 25, 2014

Brunei’s War on Christmas?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The Islamic state has reportedly banned Christmas decorations in the capital

Southeast Asian Laws That Ought to Be Repealed in 2015
December 16, 2014

Southeast Asian Laws That Ought to Be Repealed in 2015

By Mong Palatino
The region is not short on laws that impinge on human rights. Here are some that need urgent attention.

Brunei Imposes Sharia Law
May 02, 2014

Brunei Imposes Sharia Law

By Luke Hunt
The country goes ‘back to the Dark Ages’ in a move that has sparked widespread international criticism.
Amid Sharp Criticism, Brunei Delays Launch of Sharia Law
April 23, 2014

Amid Sharp Criticism, Brunei Delays Launch of Sharia Law

By Luke Hunt
Officials nonetheless remain committed to introducing the harsh penalties.

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