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Brunei says it won't enforce gay death penalty after backlash

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex.

Boycott of Brunei-owned businesses over gay sex death penalty likely to expand

Businesses will likely continue to shun companies owned by Brunei, as they come under pressure to honor commitments to LGBT+ rights after the sultanate imposed the death penalty for gay sex and adultery.

European Parliament condemns Brunei over 'retrograde' death penalty for gay sex

The European Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned Brunei for introducing "retrograde" Islamic laws that punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning.
April 19, 2019 | 09:16 am GMT+7

Brunei accused of 'abusive lobbying' before critical EU vote

EU officials on Wednesday accused Brunei of "rude" and "abusive" lobbying against a resolution condemning the Muslim-majority sultanate for imposing the death penalty for gay sex and adultery.
April 18, 2019 | 08:24 am GMT+7

Brunei defends gay sex death penalty as more for 'prevention than to punish'

Brunei said new laws imposing the death penalty for gay sex and adultery were designed more for "prevention than to punish" in response to the U.N.'s condemnation of the measures.
April 13, 2019 | 10:30 am GMT+7

Ahead of LGBT+ crackdown, fleeing Bruneians fear for friends back home

The incoming Islamic law in Brunei that punishes LGBT+ people with whipping, stoning or death for same-sex activity has made many flee for fear of their lives.
April 02, 2019 | 04:55 pm GMT+7

Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

Adultery and gay sex in Brunei will be subject to death by stoning from next week, under a strict Sharia law that has been on hold for four years amid heavy criticism.
March 28, 2019 | 09:56 am GMT+7

AFC U23 qualifiers: Coach happy with Brunei win, Indonesia’s next

Park Hang-seo lost no time in focusing on the next match against Indonesia after Vietnam beat Brunei 6-0.
March 23, 2019 | 06:29 am GMT+7

Vietnam beat Brunei 6-0 in AFC U23 Championship qualifier

Vietnam eased through the game on Hanoi's My Dinh Stadium Friday night, taking no threat from their weaker opponents.
March 22, 2019 | 07:44 pm GMT+7

AFC U23 Championship: Vietnam-Brunei match a chance to experiment

Coach Park Hang-seo can use the match against Brunei to finetune his strategies and lineups for subsequent matches.
March 22, 2019 | 06:42 pm GMT+7

Not enough preparation time for AFC U23 qualifiers: coach Park

Park Hang-seo is saddled with several problems in coaching the Vietnamese team for the U23 AFC Championship qualification round.
March 21, 2019 | 05:20 pm GMT+7

Vietnam announce 23-man squad for AFC U23 Championship qualifiers

Vietnam have named a 23-member team for the AFC U23 Championship qualifiers that kick off on Friday.
March 21, 2019 | 07:51 am GMT+7

Vietnam among lowest ranked teams in SEA Games football

Despite their recent successes, Vietnam have been grouped among the lowest ranking teams for the draw for the 2019 SEA Games football event.
March 20, 2019 | 03:12 pm GMT+7

Asia must be alert to rise in anti-LGBT+ rhetoric ahead of polls

Asian countries holding elections this year must be ready to protect the rights of LGBT+ communities ahead of a likely rise in anti-gay rhetoric by politicians, rights groups said.
January 08, 2019 | 04:02 pm GMT+7

Brunei fines four Vietnamese for illegal fishing

Four Vietnamese fishermen have been fined between $723 and $7,234 for illegally fishing in Bruneian waters.
October 08, 2018 | 02:19 pm GMT+7
 
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