Brunei, Asia

 

 

The Real Story Behind Brunei’s Sharia Laws Isn’t the One That Gay Rights Groups Are Telling You

Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, is a cross between a Bond villain and Pastor Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church. In his oil-rich lair, Bolkiah has devised an evil plot to kill all the gays. At least, that’s what the Western press and U.S. LGBT groups are saying. Nine months ago, the Sultan promised… Read more »

Brunei temporarily halts implementing law stoning gay people

Brunei’s new law mandating the stoning of gay people has been officially delayed. The new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex relations, robbery, insulting or defamation of the Prophet Mohammed as well as a list of other sexually related offences such as rape and adultery was to come into effect April… Read more »

Brunei Law To Allow Death By Stoning For Gay Sex

The United Nations has responded to the nation of Brunei, a sovereign state in southeast Asia, where officials are reportedly set to roll out a new penal code including death by stoning as punishment for same-sex acts. Other offenses referenced in the revision of capital punishment regulations reportedly include “rape, adultery, sodomy, extramarital sexual relations… Read more »

UN condemns Brunei over new law allowing gays to be stoned to death

The United Nations has condemned Brunei for adopting a new penal code that calls for death by stoning for same-sex sexual activity. It has long been a crime in Brunei, but the maximum punishment had been a 10-year prison sentence. However, Brunei, a predominately Muslim state, has now adopted a new penal code that calls… Read more »

US union takes on Asian LGBT activists fight against Brunei

Workers’ union in California pickets Brunei-owned Beverly Hills Hotel to protest against anti-gay policies in southeast Asian nation of Brunei A union on the other side of the world has taken on the fight of LGBT activists in Asia who were excluded from a meeting in Brunei last week. US-based hospitality union Unite Here were… Read more »

What’s Gay about Gay?

We may not speak about them a lot, but the presence of homosexuals in our social-cultural settings is apparently significant enough for the Universiti Brunei Darussalam to study them. A writer of a Letter to the Editor section of The Brunei Times applauded the UBDs effort, alleging that homosexuals are being discriminated at, just because… Read more »

Mind the Floodgate

Social change is contagious. Just as peoples movements, street rallies pushing for reforms and even revolutions in a corner of the world can spread through a region, so can changes in norms and social mores spread to farflung areas. In fact, more Bruneians need to be aware that for years we have been facing a… Read more »

“ I’m Gay..”

Title above is the true confessions of gay men that I’ve met. I will share with you and other readers their true stories in the following paragraphs. You told me to check the my facts if I have any. First, I’ve never said that gay communities in Brunei are all muslims. We are all aware… Read more »

Research tackles gay community

Brunei-Muara – The first initial study on homosexuality in Brunei carried out by Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) revealed the existence of underground gay clubs for men with some paying as much as $400 for a sexual relations with another man. The working paper, titled “Gay in Brunei Darussalam: An initial observation” was presented during the… Read more »

Research tackles gay community

The first initial study on homosexuality in Brunei carried out by Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) revealed the existence of underground gay clubs for men with some paying as much as $400 for a sexual relations with another man. The working paper, titled “Gay in Brunei Darussalam: An initial observation” was presented during the National Seminar… Read more »

Gay Brunei News & Reports

1 Should beheading be the penalty for homosexuals? 6/08 2 A look at homosexuality in Brunei 1/11 June 13, 2008 – Brunei Times 1 Should beheading be the penalty for homosexuals? Recently, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh threatened to behead homosexuals, and two persons were arrested and are being held for trial. What is the Syariah… Read more »