Posts Tagged Brunei

Fishing vessel capsizes off coast of Brunei, 7 Filipino crewmen missing

Marje Pelayo   •   August 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said it is actively monitoring developments on the sinking of a Brunei-flagged fishing vessel, Radims 2, off the coast of Brunei....

Brunei’s sultan says gay death penalty will not be enforced after backlash

Robie de Guzman   •   May 6, 2019

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday (May 5) extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a global backlash led by celebrities...

U.N. blasts Brunei law on stoning for adultery

Robie de Guzman   •   April 2, 2019

The United Nations has slammed the new “cruel and inhuman” law in Brunei imposing death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, and amputations for theft. The new law is...

Chinese president arrives in Brunei for state visit after trip to Papua New Guinea

admin   •   November 19, 2018

  Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Bandar Seri Begawan Sunday for a state visit to Brunei, the first by a Chinese head of state in 13 years to the...

ASEAN hopes to expedite code of conduct on South China Sea: Singapore

UNTV News   •   February 7, 2018

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – The Association of South East Asian Nations is hoping to expedite negotiations on a code of conduct with China for the South China Sea but it is...

ASEAN Defense Ministers start security talks

UNTV News   •   October 24, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Defense Ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Monday started their high-level security dialogue in Clark, to discuss security issues facing the region, including...

China installs rocket launchers on disputed South China Sea island: report

UNTV News   •   May 17, 2017

China has installed rocket launchers on a disputed reef in the South China Sea to ward off Vietnamese military combat divers, according to a state-run newspaper, offering new details on...

Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah arrives in Manila for state visit

UNTV News   •   April 27, 2017

MANILA — Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has arrived in the country for his participation on the 30th Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit this week. He arrived shortly...

Philippine Passport Holders, can enter Taiwan in 1 year even without visa

admin   •   April 20, 2017

MANILA — Good news for Filipino citizens.  Starting  June 2017, Philippine passport holders may enter Taiwan even without visa. Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs or MOFA will begin a one-year...

Duterte prepares for state visits to Brunei, China next week

admin   •   October 14, 2016

The government is still finalizing the official list of its delegates for President Rodrigo Duterte’s visit to China next week. The agreements to be signed between the two governments are...

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