Brunei a 'fair and happy nation', says Sultan despite criticism for Sharia laws

Published on 4 Apr 2019 10:36:36 AM

Brunei's Sultan has assured the world that Brunei is a "fair and happy nation" where visitors can bring home a "sweet experience" thanks to Islamic Ideology, despite facing international criticism for a set of Sharia laws which will punish sodomy, adultery and rape with the death penalty, including by stoning, and theft with amputation.

The speech given by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah to commemorate an Islamic holiday on Wednesday did not make any reference to the Sharia laws, implemented on the same day.