Brunei. In line with Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's
announcement in 2013 that Brunei will gradually adapt its
legal system to Islamic law, sharia, was banned in January
Christmas celebrations in the country. According to the
authorities, the fear that Muslims would be led on "rest
paths" by Christian festivals was behind the decision.
harsh and heavily criticized punishments that were planned
to be introduced in 2015 - including the theft of theft and
the death penalty for adultery and same-sex marriage -
seemed to be delayed.
In April, one of the Sultan's sons, Prince Abdul Malik,
married, which was lavishly celebrated. Among other things,
the prince, who is the second in the succession order, sat
and his measure on each belief in solid gold. The wedding
bouquet should also have it been made of gold and adorned
with diamonds. About 6,000 guests were invited to the
festivities, which lasted for eleven days.