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Banks ban employees from staying at sultan of Brunei-owned hotels in response to new law punishing homosexual sex & adultery with death

Media reports that multinational banks are banning their employees from staying at hotels owned by the sultan of Brunei after the Southeast Asian country announced a new law imposing death by stoning for those convicted of gay sex, adultery, and rape. Bank of America, CitiGroup, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, and Nomura are reported to have banned employees owned by the Dorchester Collection hotel group. Dorchester Collection responded that the new law is a political and religious issue that should not be taken against its hotels and employees.

Following international pressure, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah announced that Brunei will extend a moratorium on death penalty on those convicted of having gay sex and adultery. However, the law still stands and the moratorium may be lifted at any time.

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