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Sharia law in Brunei - good news or bad?

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Brunei is making headlines around the world again. And no, this time it's not about another grand royal wedding. Yesterday, the Sultan of Brunei officially approves the introduction of Sharia law in the country. This is definitely creating a buzz within the people country and also for the foreign media around the world. Not surprisingly, coverage from the overseas media is focusing its report more on the angle about us being possibly stoned to death or amputated.



Personally, I think the introduction of Sharia law into the country is unavoidable. Firstly, Brunei thrives itself on being known as an Islamic country. Plus, the Sultan himself is a devout Muslim so it is not a huge surprise that the Sharia law will eventually be introduced and passed in the Sultanate. And having read the recent inaugural lecture transcript by the State Mufti also gave a logical explanation why such law has to be implemented in the country. One of the point, which is also the main theme of the lecture, w…

Back in the motherland!

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Calla and I have officially been back in Brunei for a little over two weeks now. Being away for almost five years have definitely made me forgot how hot and humid living on the equator is. I sure do miss the cool fresh breeze of New Zealand!

For the past two weeks, we've mostly been doing a lot of eating and catching up with friends. I on the other hand have been looking around for job opportunities which is proving to be a bit more difficult than I expect despite being told that it will be easy cause I'm a local. So far, I've only found two Communication-related positions while the rest are more of a engineering / skill specific role but like everyone here has been telling me..."Apply saja!" (Just apply!)

It's been quite an adventure so far moving back to this little kingdom of unexpected treasures. We did get a few raised eyebrows from friends when we told them we've moved back here while other responses have been welcoming. Both Calla & I have had …