Brunei boycott raises questions over ethical violations elsewhere

7th April, 2019

Last week, a chain of hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei were the subject of a campaign calling for holidaymakers to boycott them as a protest against his regime’s treatment of LGBT citizens and people deemed guilty of extramarital affairs.

There was – rightly – an eruption of criticism, mostly on social media, over the new law that made gay and extramarital sex punishable by stoning.

Such a punishment is cruel and...

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