Brunei Christians Fear Harsh Islamic Law

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife with BosNewsLife Asia Service STAATSBEZOEK BRUNEIBANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI (BosNewsLife)-- Brunei's devoted Christians face a potential crackdown after the sultan introduced harsh Islamic punishments, including flogging and stoning to death, but Western nations appear reluctant to intervene. It is not clear when and if the law will impact commercial relations with key trading partners Netherlands and Britain, despite concerns raised within the United Nations.

Dutch Queen In Brunei Amid “Christian Persecution”

By BosNewsLife Asia Service with reporting by BosNewsLife's Stefan J. Bos STAATSBEZOEK BRUNEIBANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (BosNewsLife)-- Dutch Queen Beatrix has begun a two-day visit to Brunei, focusing on expanding economic relations despite concerns about the reported increased persecution of minority Christians in the gas and oil rich Islamic mini-state.