Facebook Twitter Instagram. Alex Au Paddy Chew. Another widely discussed possibility is that as Brunei's oil reserves begin to decline and the once-buoyant economy softens, there are concerns that discontent could start to simmer in a nation that has never held elections. Have your say. However, a heavy international backlash against Brunei imposing some of the more brutal sharia punishments has slowed their full implementation over the past five years. Previously, Singapore law inherited from the British Empire prohibited sodomy regardless of sex.
The year-old Sultan of Brunei is thought to be one of the richest people on earthwith billions of dollars to his name thanks to Brunei's abundant oil riches.
According to documentation by National University of Singapore sociologist Laurence Leong Wai Teng,  from tothere were 11 cases where gay men were charged for soliciting. The Supreme Court held that Section A of Singapore Penal Code, which criminalises sexual intimacy between men, does not violate articles 9 and 12 of the Singapore Constitution. Previously, ina lower-court ruling had found that Section A as it relates to the arrest of males for private and consensual sexual conduct "arguably" breached article 12 protections, though the court's ruling did not go into the merits of the case on technical grounds.
He first introduced the draconian version of Shariah inas part of a long-term project to impose a restrictive form of Islam on his country, which is majority Muslim.