City leaders in the United States have joined the call from a number of celebrities

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  • 02 Apr 2019 12:00 AM
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Global Calls for Boycott of Brunei-owned Luxury Hotels

Los Angeles city leaders have joined the call from a number of celebrities to boycott hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, following the country’s move to make homosexuality punishable by death. L.A. authorities have pledged to work to implement formal measures that would discourage city residents and tourists from staying at two popular luxury hotels, the Beverly Hills Hotels and Hotel Bel-Air, which are both owned by the Brunei Investment Agency, an arm of the Brunei government. Celebrities including George Clooney, Elton John and Ellen DeGeneres have called for a boycott of nine hotels owned by the Sultan in the US, Britain, France and Italy. This includes London’s exclusive Dorchester. Previously, protests and boycotts were sparked in 2014 and 2015, when a first wave of criminal codes based on sharia law were implemented in Brunei. 

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