Brunei’s Sultan Made His First Visit to Bangladesh
By Kamal Uddin Ahmed
Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah’s visit to Bangladesh this week was part of a broader attempt to boost cooperation between the two nations.
Brunei: Spoiled Subjects of the Sultan
By Robert Bociaga
Life in one of the world's last absolute monarchies.
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.
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.
Amid Sharp Criticism, Brunei Delays Launch of Sharia Law
By Luke Hunt
Officials nonetheless remain committed to introducing the harsh penalties.
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.
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.
Brunei Becomes First East Asian State to Adopt Sharia Law
The adoption of national Sharia law underscores the increasing Islamization of the nation