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  1. East Asia and the Pacific: Brunei Darussalam National DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 20, 2015 | State Department

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States of America, I wish to send my congratulations to the people of Brunei Darussalam as you celebrate your 31st National Day on February 23rd. I have enjoyed my visits to your country, and we work together in so many areas of critical importance to the region, including trade, energy, English language training, and maritime security.

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  2. Sultan of Brunei welcomed at Chequers, days after a stay in his hotel auctioned off by ToriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 16, 2015 | Mirror.co.uk

    Hard-line leader of country which stones homosexuals to death is asked for advice by David Cameron on how to tackle Islamic State David Cameron opened the doors of his taxpayer-funded country manor to the Sultan of Brunei today - just days after a stay at his Mayfair hotel was auctioned off at a Tory fundraiser. Downing Street revealed the Sultan, Hassanal Bolkiah, met with the Prime Minister to discuss the defence relationship between the UK and Brunei and how to tackle Islamic State .

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  3. Peace groups set - Day of Healing'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2015 | Sun-Star

    ... firearms. Such process is to be overseen by an independent body composed of, among others, representatives of Turkey, Brunei and Norway. The phased decommissioning would also see the parallel transformation of the MILF into a social movement that ...

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  4. John Legend snubs OWN Beverly Hills Hotel party over its Sultan of Brunei owner's anti-gay lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 10, 2015 | Al Bawaba

    ... the invitation. His decision to boycott is in response to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, owner of the hotel chain, and Brunei's Sharia law that allows for the stoning, amputation or flogging of those found guilty of adultery or homosexuality. Several of ...

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  5. Who is Jordan's 'warrior king'?Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2015 | CNN

    ... Pema, is known as the "Dragon King." He became king of the South Asian country after his father abdicated in 2006. Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, one of the world's longest-reigning monarchs, salutes during a ceremonial guard of honor to mark his ...

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  6. Bairda s departure may reflect common triggers for change, career coaches sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2015 | 680News

    Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird attends the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on July 2, 2013. HANDOUT/DFATD John Baird's surprise resignation as one of Stephen Harper's most high-profile cabinet ministers set tongues wagging across the country: Was he pushed? Is there some scandal brewing? Did he have a falling-out with the prime minister? Or was it simply, as some career coaches suggest, that after 20 years in the cut and thrust of politics, the 45-year-old Baird decided it was just "time" to go.

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  7. John Legend boycotts Beverly Hills Hotel, Sharia law in BruneiRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | CNN

    John Legend is the latest celebrity to stand up against the Beverly Hills Hotel and its owner, Sultan Hassanai Bolkiah, in response to the Sultan's installation of Sharia law in Brunei. "These policies, which among other things could permit women and LGBT Bruneians to be stoned to death, are heinous and certainly don't represent John's values," Legend's publicist, Amanda Silverman, said in a statement.

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  8. Musician John Legend boycotts Beverly Hills HotelRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | WKBT

    ... invitation. The protest is in response to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, owner of the hotel chain, unveiling Sharia law in Brunei that allows for the stoning, amputation or flogging of those found guilty of adultery or homosexuality. "These policies, ...

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  9. John Legend truly a legendRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2015 | Sydney Star Observer

    SINGER John Legend's public refusal to attend a high-profile party at the Beverly Hills Hotel due to its part-ownership by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei has seen him join a list of celebrities who have publicly denounced or boycotted the leader of the south-east Asian nation. The Sultan grabbed headlines last year when he imposed laws calling for the stoning of gay men and individuals who are convicted of anal intercourse.

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  10. JAKARTA: Jokowi's introductory visitRead the original story

    Feb 5, 2015 | Asia News Network

    The five-day working visit of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines is the customary obligation of a new leader of the 10-member Asean, to introduce himself to the leaders of the regional grouping in their respective capital cities. He should have done this even earlier.

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  11. John Legend Boycotts Event to Protest Sultan of BruneiRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | Advocate

    A party to honor John Legend will go on, despite the guest of honor's decision to back out over where it's being held. The Beverly Hills Hotel - owned by the Sultan of Brunei - hasn't seen a Hollywood party since early last year, when Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah enacted barbaric legislation that calls for gays and adulterers to be stoned.

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  12. John Legend refuses to perform at Beverly Hills hotel over owner's anti-LGBT lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | NME

    John Legend has refused to play at a pre-Grammys party this weekend after learning that it would take place at a hotel owned by the Sultan of Brunei. Legend was due to be honoured by LA Confidential magazine at the Beverly Hills Hotel tonight but declined the invite in protest at the hotel's owner, renowned for ruling a country where misogyny and homophobia are prevalent.

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  13. John Legend Pulls Out of Pre-Grammy PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | Phillymag.com

    Penn alum and soul singer John Legend has pulled out of a pre-Grammy / L.A. Confidential magazine release party at the Beverly Hills Hotel after he learned it was owned by the anti-gay Sultan of Brunei. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah announced a policy last April that called for the stoning of people caught in same-sex acts.

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  14. HRC Calls on L.A. Confidential to Stand Against Sultan of Brunei and Move Beverly Hills Hotel EventRead the original story

    Feb 3, 2015 | PressReleasePoint

    Today the Human Rights Campaign , America's largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender civil rights organization, called on Los Angeles Confidential to move its upcoming event at the Beverly Hills Hotel to a different venue. The hotel is owned by the Sultan of Brunei, who announced a series of draconian laws last spring that could lead to the stoning of women and LGBT people in Brunei later this year.

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  15. Beverly Hills Hotel Boycott: John Legend Backs Out of 'L.A. Confidential' PartyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Hollywood Reporter

    ... would be the first notable event held at the BHH since early 2014 when the boycott started following the Sultan of Brunei's passage of barbaric Sharia Law, which calls for the stoning of gays and adulterers. (Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah owns the BHH and ...

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  16. John Legend Backs Out of Pre-Grammy Party Because of Hotel BoycottRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | Billboard

    Singer won't attend the 'L.A. Confidential' bash 'in light of the horrific anti-women and anti-LGBT policies approved by the hotel's owner, the Sultan of Brunei.' Los Angeles Confidential 's plans to host the first major entertainment industry party inside the Beverly Hills Hotel amid a widespread Hollywood boycott have backfired as its cover star John Legend has backed out of a planned appearance, and the Human Rights Campaign has fired off an official letter to the mag's publisher.

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  17. Obama is urged to push for gay rights in Pacific trade dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | McClatchy

    President Barack Obama talks with Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah as he meets with Trans-Pacific Partnership leaders during the APEC summit in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Nov. 12, 2011. Absolute monarchy.

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  18. Obama urged to push for gay rights in Pacific trade dealRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | The Miami Herald

    In December, President Barack Obama ended trade benefits with Gambia after Africa's smallest country approved a law that called for life imprisonment for "aggravated homosexuality" and its autocratic ruler referred to gays as "vermins." It's a different story in Brunei, a tiny, oil-rich Asian country that imposed a law last year requiring death by stoning for people who engaged in same-sex acts.

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  19. Bandar Seri Begawan: Safeguarding our young generation against extremismRead the original story

    Jan 25, 2015 | Asia News Network

    ... in extremism among some Muslims. Caring so much for his subjects, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has on many occasions reminded us about the need to protect our young generation from deviant teachings and other ...

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  20. Sharia shakes up Southeast AsiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 24, 2015 | Post-gazette.com

    It's easy to overlook Brunei, a country smaller than Delaware located on the north side of Borneo, population 412,000. But the kingdom's neighbors are watching it closely.

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