Dating in brunei
In the four years since, the country’s move towards implementing Sharia law continues.
For Brunei’s already marginalized LGBTI community, the possibility of prosecution, and perhaps a gruesome death sentence, is a lingering fear which never goes away.
Sediment core samples were cut by layers, dried and analyzed using High Purity Germanium (HPGe) Spectrometer. AB - The use of radioisotopes 210Pb and 226Ra in establishing the geochronology of pollutants in the sediment core and sediment dating is being widely used in the world.
Results obtained marked the time interval of 1875, 1956, 19 for sediment core B5, B9, B13 and LB consecutively. The present study was conducted in Brunei Bay region of Malaysian waters to define the sedimentation rate and sediment age as well as to investigate the possible sources of pollutants into this bay.
In Brunei, such forms of activism are an abstract concept.
The mounting pressure has essentially forced the LGBTI community underground, to the point where it becomes a logical stretch to use ‘community’ as an accurate descriptor.
‘I think people in Brunei, in general, are very afraid to take a risk,’ says Khairul.
This is also at a time of heightened fear for the country’s LGBTI community.The Brunei Project recently reported that there has been an increase in the number of suicides.Hence, in addition to offering our online counseling services, we also connected The Brunei Project with suicide prevention hotline and email services in Malaysia (Befrienders) and Singapore (Samaritans of Singapore).’ While spreading the word and building connections with neighboring human rights groups is a necessary step, it is still very much a start.Implementation of the second stage of the three-stage process — which includes the laws which can see the execution by stoning for homosexuality — is expected to begin within the next year.
Although the burden of proof for death by stoning is high – at least four people must testify to having seen the individual commit a homosexual sex act – and the law has not yet been implemented, just the thought of it has pushed the LGBTI community further into hiding.
Any attempt at open advocacy in Brunei is met with severe legal and social repercussions.