- a sultanate under British protection on the NW coast of Borneo: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1984. 2220 sq. mi. (5750 sq. km). Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan.
Official name Brunei Da·rus·sa·lam [dah-roo-sah-lahm] /ˌdɑ ru sɑˈlɑm/.
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In the second episode, Oliver discussed the implementation of Shariah law in the sultanate of Brunei.‘Last Week Tonight’ Does Real Journalism, No Matter What John Oliver Says
September 29, 2014
But the same meme has appeared in such far-flung places as Brunei, Kyrgyzstan (there it is again), Tanzania, and Jamaica.Americans Celebrating Our LGBT Victories Need To Be More Cognizant That Elsewhere, Repression Is Winning
May 17, 2014
Brunei has had the death penalty for decades, yet its last execution took place in 1957, under British rule.
Appropriately enough, Brunei sent a delegation to Saudi Arabia, to see how they implemented shariah there.
The Sultan of Brunei will not have a quasi-Islamist rebellion within the Abode of Peace.
The Sultan of Brunei had also set his mind on the same young lady.The Last Voyage
Lady (Annie Allnutt) Brassey
With this explanation Brooke had to be content, and await the return of the deed from Brunei.On the Equator
Harry de Windt
But in that bloody realm of Brunei to whom should a wise man complain?
The Kayans were not only independent but ruthless and conquering foes of Brunei.
In about ten minutes, thought Brunei, we should be feeling it.Subjectivity
- a sultanate in NW Borneo, consisting of two separate areas on the South China Sea, otherwise bounded by Sarawak: controlled all of Borneo and parts of the Philippines and the Sulu Islands in the 16th century; under British protection since 1888; internally self-governing since 1971; became fully independent in 1984 as a member of the Commonwealth. The economy depends chiefly on oil and natural gas. Official language: Malay; English is also widely spoken. Religion: Muslim. Currency: Brunei dollar. Capital: Bandar Seri Begawan. Pop: 415 717 (2013 est). Area: 5765 sq km (2226 sq miles)
- the former name of Bandar Seri Begawan
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