October 19, 2022
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.
February 11, 2020
Brunei: Spoiled Subjects of the Sultan
By Robert Bociaga
Life in one of the world's last absolute monarchies.
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.
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.
April 23, 2014
Amid Sharp Criticism, Brunei Delays Launch of Sharia Law
By Luke Hunt
Officials nonetheless remain committed to introducing the harsh penalties.
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.
January 16, 2014
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.
October 25, 2013
Brunei Becomes First East Asian State to Adopt Sharia Law
The adoption of national Sharia law underscores the increasing Islamization of the nation