Surekha Ragavan
Apr 12, 2019

Sharia law controversy: “Tourism boycott in Brunei will not help anyone”

"The solution that celebrities and the international community are proposing will more than likely be ineffective."

A couple gets their photo taken in Brunei's capital, Bandar Seri Begawan

The headlines around Brunei in the last couple of weeks have been dreadful. Homosexualityalready illegal in Bruneiwill be met with capital punishment by way of stoning, a law that will be applied to Muslims in the country. 

The news was met with strong backlash from those in Asia as well as the West, where celebrities such as George Clooney and Ellen Degeneres have called for a boycott of overseas hotels owned by...

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