George Clooney to call the Boycott Sultan Of Brunei’s Hotels
Elton John Joins George Clooney’s Call To Boycott Sultan Of Brunei’s Hotels Over Anti-Gay Laws
On next April 3rd, the nation of Brunei will begin to stoning and whipping to death any of its citizens convicted of being homosexual.
Brunei’s new legislation, located on the island of Borneo, also provides for amputation of a hand or foot for theft. This small monarchy of 430,000 inhabitants has been led by Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah with an iron fist since 1967. In 2014, it announced the gradual introduction of sharia, despite opposition from human rights defenders. The sultan is “one of the richest men in the world” and “owns the Brunei Investment Agency” which, in turn, owns “nine of the most prestigious hotels in the world,” says George Clooney.
List of the Hotels related to Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah :
The Dorchester (Londres), 45 Park Lane (London), Coworth Park (United Kingdom), The Beverly Hills Hotel (Beverly Hills, USA), Hotel Bel-Air (Los Angeles, USA), Le Meurice (Paris), Hôtel Plaza Athénée (Paris), Hotel Eden (Roma), Hotel Principe di Savoia (Milan, Italy).
Brunei is a small state located on the island of Borneo. The territory of the country is cut in two parts surrounded by Malaysia and the Sea of China. Brunei is renowned for its beaches and the biodiversity of its tropical forest, which is preserved through nature reserves. The capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, is home to the majestic Jame’Asr Hassanil Bolkiah Mosque and its 29 golden domes. It is also in the capital that is the huge Nurul Iman palace, the residence of the sultan currently in power.
Hassanal Bolkiah, GCB GCMG (full name: Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam; born 15 July 1946) is the 29th and current Sultan and Yang di-Pertuan of Brunei. He is also the first and incumbent Prime Minister of Brunei. The eldest son of Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien III and Raja Isteri (Queen) Pengiran Anak Damit, he succeeded to the throne as the Sultan of Brunei, following the abdication of his father on 5 October 1967. Sultan Hassanal was also known as the Chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2001 and 2013 due to the hosting of the ASEAN summits to those due dates.
The Sultan has been ranked among the wealthiest individuals in the world; Forbes estimated the Sultan’s total peak net worth at US$20 billion in 2008. After Queen Elizabeth II, the Sultan is the world’s second longest-reigning current monarch. On 5 October 2017, the Sultan celebrated his Golden Jubilee to mark the 50th year of his reign on the throne.