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Why Brunei’s New Religious Hardening Matters
April 18, 2019

Why Brunei’s New Religious Hardening Matters

By Luke Hunt
The new Islamic laws are only the latest symptom of broader issues in the tiny, oil-rich sultanate.

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.
Will Aceh’s Sharia Law Quash Investment?
October 22, 2014

Will Aceh’s Sharia Law Quash Investment?

By Farzikha Soerono
Indonesia’s only province with Islamic Law shows the risks inherent in its uneven application.

Malaysian Press Selective in Reporting Obama’s Remarks
April 30, 2014

Malaysian Press Selective in Reporting Obama’s Remarks

By Luke Hunt
A compliant press hears only what it wants to hear during the US president’s recent visit.

Aceh’s Sharia Police Get Extended Powers
April 18, 2014

Aceh’s Sharia Police Get Extended Powers

By Rob Yates
Detention centers are being prepared to process those who fall foul of religious codes.

Brunei Told New Penal Code Violates Human Rights
January 29, 2014

Brunei Told New Penal Code Violates Human Rights

By Luke Hunt
Under Sharia law, Bruneians could be stoned to death or have limbs amputated for committing crimes.

I Am Malala: Pakistan Book Launch Blocked By Provincial Government
January 29, 2014

I Am Malala: Pakistan Book Launch Blocked By Provincial Government

By J.T. Quigley
Officials cited security concerns, but deeper issues over Malala’s Western celebrity were likely at play.
Kenichi Suganuma
January 16, 2014

Kenichi Suganuma

By J.T. Quigley
The Diplomat’s J.T. Quigley spoke with Kenichi Suganuma, the Japanese Ambassador to Brunei, about the future of his country’s 30-year relationship with the Sultanate.

Commander Behind Malala Attack: The Next Pakistani Taliban Leader?
November 07, 2013

Commander Behind Malala Attack: The Next Pakistani Taliban Leader?

Maulana Fazlullah could succeed Hakimullah Mehsud as the terrorist group’s head.

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