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Business 04 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

UK property brokers shun Brunei fund over anti-gay laws

London: Brunei is facing unexpected hurdles on a prestigious London property project as the kingdom comes under fire for introducing laws persecuting homosexuals.

AseanPlus News 07 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

More traders cut ties with Brunei over gay sex laws

LONDON: Travel agents, London’s transport network and finance houses were among a rising number of companies 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 move – which rolled out further Islamic Syariah laws which punish sodomy, adultery and rape with death – prompted a corporate backlash after actor George Clooney and singer Elton John called for a boycott of hotels owned by the country, including the Beverley Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.

Property 20 Aug 2014 | 12:00 AM

Brunei Sultan denies New York hotels bid

BANGALORE: A spokesman for the Sultan of Brunei dismissed a report by the Wall Street Journal online that he had made a bid for New York’s Plaza Hotel, Dream Hotel and London’s Grosvenor House hotel.

Nation 08 May 2014 | 10:03 AM

Beverly Hills demands Brunei Sultan sell hotel after hudud move

LOS ANGELES: Beverly Hills is demanding that the Sultan of Brunei sell a hotel in the celebrity-rich US city, after he introduced a penal code incorporating Islamic sharia law, officials said Wednesday.

AseanPlus News 08 May 2014 | 12:00 AM

US worries over Brunei's hudud

WASHINGTON: The United States has raised concern with Brunei about a new penal code introduced by the sultan which would include Islamic syariah law penalties such as stoning to death, US officials said.