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Brunei Government Employee Complaining About Halal Certification Charged with Sedition Over Facebook Post

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 13:13:04 +0000

"Anyways that guy that's being charged with speaking out against the govt is a reminder that we don't have freedom of speech," wrote a Twitter user.

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The ‘Royal Duck’ Scarf Trends in Brunei, But Some Are Disappointed With Its Hefty Price Tag

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 11:06:54 +0000

"The amount of selfies I have seen of people just to show their dUCK scarves is part of what Islam does not encourage: vanity."

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Feast Your Eyes on Brunei's Capital, the Day It Broke Free From Cars

Tue, 04 Oct 2016 17:05:35 +0000

Brunei's car-free day “aims to promote a healthy lifestyle and reduce the city's carbon footprint.”

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Southeast Asia’s Iconic Mosques, Temples, Pagodas, and Cathedrals

Sun, 07 Aug 2016 16:54:29 +0000

Where can you find the largest Catholic cathedral in Asia, the world's largest religious monument, and the only mosque without a dome? Only in Southeast Asia.

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Seen Southeast Asia From a Bird’s Eye? Try an Astronaut’s Lens

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 03:20:59 +0000

Southeast Asia’s capital cities are among the most photographed and famous destinations in the world. But what do they look like from space?

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Is Christmas Really Banned in Brunei?

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 09:47:01 +0000

Yes and no. Non-Muslims can celebrate in their homes and places of worship. And as one netizen commented, "Why is the supposed Christmas 'ban' only reaching Western media now?"

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Understanding Southeast Asia in 19 Infographics

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:34:46 +0000

Global Voices looks at 19 infographics that help explain the promising future ahead for Southeast Asia, as well as the obstacles to greater regional prosperity.

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Yasmine: Brunei's First Feature Film

Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:57:12 +0000

The film Yasmine is notable because it is Brunei's first feature film. It is about a young woman who wanted to be a champion of silat, an indigenous martial arts from Brunei. The film has been well-received in various international film festivals. Written by Mong Palatino · comments (1) Donate ·...

VIDEO: Development Master Plan for Brunei's Capital

Mon, 04 Aug 2014 01:49:54 +0000

This video shows the master plan to develop Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei's capital city, into a “livable, uniquely Bruneian, riverfront city.” Written by Mong Palatino · comments (0) Donate · Share this: twitter facebook reddit googleplus

Sharia Law and Free Speech in Brunei

Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:32:01 +0000

The Sharia Law has created more difficulties in enhancing free speech and media freedom in Brunei. Dissenting voices were stifled after the Sultan threatened legal action against critics.

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Brunei Implements Sharia Law Despite Worries of Human Rights Violations

Sun, 04 May 2014 08:31:51 +0000

Brunei is the first East Asian country to implement the Sharia law at the national level. Many condemned its harsh provisions such as capital punishment for adultery and sodomy.

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PHOTOS: Humans of Southeast Asia

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 16:08:49 +0000

Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York Facebook page has inspired many photographers in Southeast Asia to share photos and stories of ordinary people in the streets in their respective countries

Citizens Complain Against Bad Roads in Brunei

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 05:07:06 +0000

Teah criticized the slow action of the Brunei government in fixing bad roads and how road repairs are usually done when foreign dignitaries are visiting the country To fix an area to impress foreigners is crucial, I think, but what's even more important is the fact that citizens who have...

Brunei Launches Digital Learning Hub

Tue, 15 Oct 2013 02:33:45 +0000

The government of Brunei has launched a digital learning hub called Media and In-Service Centre “to innovate interactive fresh learning media and empower teacher capacity development. It will usher in a new era of digital learning based on OUR digital values! Brunei Darussalam aspires to build a strong community that...

Five Issues Brunei Citizens Need to Discuss

Mon, 07 Oct 2013 00:44:23 +0000

Teah Abdullah lists 5 issues Brunei citizens need to discuss: Upholding a realistic language, incest, overindulgence, excessive number of burger joints, and overdependence on the government. She elaborates on the last issue: …our government is such a strong part in our everyday lives, but our dependency on them is problematic...