May 7, 2014 — The Beverly Hills City Council voted Tuesday to ask Brunei's government to divest itself of the famed luxury hotel. Brunei's harsh new laws have made its hotels a target of celebrity boycotts.
Oct 22, 2013 — The move makes the oil-rich country, the first in Southeast Asia to institute Islamic law nationwide. Human Rights Watch called the legal change "abhorrent."
Aug 29, 2013 — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will help direct an attack on Syria, if and when it happens. But for now he's in Brunei for the ASEAN Plus meeting, far from the drums of war. It's an opportunity to build military-to-military ties — and sell weapons. But the prospect of action in Syria is never far away.