International travel doesn’t have to be all about self-indulgent hedonism. Sometimes we can make a small statement with the choices we make about where to go, how to get there, and where to stay. That’s why I’m putting out the call for all my friends to boycott Royal Brunei Airlines, and hotels owned by the Brunei Investment Group.
Brunei has just introduced the death penalty for homosexual acts and for adultery. And if that isn’t barbaric enough, it is DEATH BY STONING.
RB is a state-owned airline, so I would urge anyone who cares about human rights, or the safety and fair treatment of LGBTI people around the world, to think twice before flying Royal Brunei. And while we’re at it, let’s also boycott visiting Brunei, or staying at international hotels owned by the Brunei Investment Group (controlled by the Sultan of Brunei, one of the world’s richest men).
The Hotels include the Dorchester Collection and the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Australian Senator Penny Wong says Brunei’s Penal Code breaches the UN Declaration of Human Rights, so we can only hope that the Australian Government will reconsider its trade and business arrangements with Brunei. They could start by revoking Royal Brunei Airlines right to fly into Australia. We can only hope that something is done before the first public executions begin.
You can help by signing my petition here: