Tag Archive | The Dorchester Hotel

Brunei: Governments urged to keep pressure on after LGBT death penalty halt

Brunei: Governments urged to keep pressure on after LGBT death penalty halt

Diplomatic pressure on Brunei should not be eased until anti-LGBT+ laws are completely repealed, human rights advocates said on Monday, dismissing the Southeast Asian country’s move to extend a moratorium on the death penalty. Brunei sparked a global outcry when it rolled out its interpretation of Islamic laws, or sharia, on April 3, allowing whipping […]

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

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

(Reuters) – Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming anti-gay legislation, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities such as George Clooney and Elton John. The small Southeast Asian country sparked an outcry when it rolled out its interpretation of Islamic laws, or sharia, on […]

Brunei: Many businesses cut ties over anti-gay death penalty

Brunei: Many businesses cut ties over anti-gay death penalty

Travel agents, London’s transport network, and finance houses were among a rising number of companies on Friday to cut ties with businesses owned by Brunei, to protest over the Sultanate’s introduction of the death penalty for gay sex and adultery. The small Muslim-majority former British protectorate on April 3 rolled out further Islamic Sharia laws, […]

Brunei:  LGBT+ flee ahead of crackdown

Brunei: LGBT+ flee ahead of crackdown

As a transgender woman growing up in Brunei, Zoe saw the country’s slide towards conservatism from an early age, so plans to introduce strict new Islamic laws this week came as no surprise. The 19-year-old, who was born male but identified as female from early childhood, is now awaiting the outcome of her asylum application […]

UK: Lord Deben Critical of King’s College Refusal To Rescind Award To Sultan Of Brunei

UK: Lord Deben Critical of King’s College Refusal To Rescind Award To Sultan Of Brunei

King’s College, London, dishonours its LGBT and female students and alumni, according to the former Conservative Party chairman, Lord Deben, by refusing to rescind the award of Honorary Doctorate in Law, which it bestowed on the Sultan of Brunei in 2011. Lord Deben also called on organisations to refuse to do business with The Dorchester Hotel, […]