Sultan of Brunei returns honorary degree as criticisms trail his threat to kill homosexuals

Following global outrage over his threat to kill homosexuals by stoning the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah has returned an honorary degree he received from the University of Oxford in England.

Bolkiah announced in April, the proposal for a law that stipulates that gay sex and adultery require death by stoning, while lesbian sex will attract whipping and anyone caught stealing will be amputated. The international community condemned the planned law.

Oxford reached out to the Sultan about the honorary law degree the distinguished institution awarded him in 1993, according to Reuters.

“As part of the review process, the university wrote to notify the sultan on 26 April 2019, asking for his views by 7 June 2019,” the university told Reuters via email. “Through a letter dated 6 May 2019, the sultan replied with his decision to return the degree.”

This comes after more than 115,000 people signed a petition on calling on Oxford to rescind the degree.


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