ADDED ON: 04/08/2019

Bisexual Bruneian man speaks out against country’s new penal code

04/08/2019 | Washington Blade

A bisexual man in Brunei on April 5 said his country’s new penal code that calls for the death penalty for anyone convicted of consensual same-sex sexual relations is “weaponizing religion.” “Our religion is one of peace and one of tolerance,” he told the Washington Blade during a WhatsApp interview from Bandar Seri Bagawan, the Bruneian capital. “I don’t see it as righteous or pious … it’s weaponizing religion.” The death penalty provision of the penal code, which is based on Shariah law, took effect on April 3.


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