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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.
News highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Thursday (April 22)
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has conveyed his deepest condolences to Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud over the demise of the Sarawak chief minister's wife Puan Sri Laila Taib yesterday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Celebrities including Virgin group founder Richard Branson have vowed to boycott a hotel chain linked to Brunei's sultan after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country.
LOS ANGELES: US television star Jay Leno on Monday joined a growing list of celebrities vowing to boycott a luxury hotel chain linked to Brunei's sultan after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country.
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Oil rich Brunei is keen on going into real estate development in a big way in Sarawak, Sabah and Johor.
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.
KUALA LUMPUR: Police have received at least 15 reports over a bogus oil and gas investment scheme going by the name “Brunei Investment Agency (BIA)”.