Brunei Threatened to Jail Muslims Follow Merry

Imam Mosque Umar Ali Saifuddien support government policy Brunei. Let believers of other religions can celebrate her feasts affect the beliefs of the people slowly.
Istana Nurul Iman di Ibu Kota Brunei Darussalam. ©2014
Istana Nurul Iman di Ibu Kota Brunei Darussalam. ©2014
The ban is the impact of the adoption of Islamic sharia law since April 2014. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said some criminal offenses, such as theft or adultery, are now effectively be immediately punished by stoning or amputation.

"With the introduction of Islamic law, the duty to Allah, our nation has been fulfilled," said Sultan Bolkiah years ago in a speech in the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan.

Prior to sharia law, Brunei was known as one of the countries in Southeast Asia with the most stringent rules. There were no sales of alcohol and tobacco, as well as the threat of imprisonment for 10 years for gay.

Brunei is a small country that is prosperous thanks to oil and gas wealth. Gross Domestic Product tiny sultanate on the northern island of Borneo last year stood at USD 53,431 per resident per capita. Almost 100 percent of the country's oil revenues. As a result, Turkey is the only Southeast Asian country that the ratio of foreign debt to zero percent.

Nevertheless, Brunei's economy vulnerable affected world oil prices tumbled last year. Oil production in 2006 fell 40 percent from the peak of the 1980s. Brunei predictable oil content can only last a maximum of three more decades.

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