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Will Brunei's anti-LGBT Sharia law spread across Southeast Asia?

(CNN)Brunei's new law punishing homosexual sex with death by stoning has sent a wave of fear across the LGBT population in neighboring Malaysia and Indonesia.On April 3, the small oil-rich kingdom of Brunei introduced a strict Islamic legal code mandating death for adultery and sex between men, as well as lashes for lesbian sex and amputation for crimes like theft.It has sparked a tide of condemnation from Western nations and celebrities alike. UN High Commissioner on Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on April 1 described the laws as "draconian" and a setback for human rights.But across Brunei's border in Indonesia and Malaysia, both Muslim-majority countries, there has been official silence.The lack of response from the prominent Southeast A ...
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