Daily Archives: 2019-03-28

Brunei to start punishing adultery and gay sex with death by stoning

Starting next week, adultery and gay sex in Brunei will be punishable by death via stoning. This is one of the many new controversial laws under the stricter Syariah law that was on hold for the past four years. This latest hard-line move from the small nation in Borneo drew immediate reactions of shock and horror among rights groups. Brunei …

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Mahathir equally disappointed by MP Nurul Izzah’s interview with Singapore’s Straits Times

Permatang Pauh MP Nurul Izzah Anwar did not only drew support from the public but also faced much backlash from the PH and PKR coalition over her negative comments towards Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s present governance in her controversial interview with Singapore’s Strait Times. She described last year’s political development, including the lack of a clear-cut narrative to strengthen …

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Pro-democracy parties in Thailand declare having enough numbers to form majority coalition, following allegedly “rigged” election results

In the aftermath of a general election dubbed by exiled former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra as a “rigged” one that was tampered by “serious interference” from the junta, several pro-democracy political parties in Thailand have announced that they have enough seats, albeit unofficially, to form a majority coalition. Bloomberg reported pro-Thaksin Pheu Thai party leader Sudarat Keyuraphan as saying on …

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