Royal extravagance: the controversial Sultan of Brunei
Who is this contentious leader?
Since announcing Sharia-inspired strict new moral laws in early 2019, the Sultan of Brunei has appeared in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The absolute monarch, in power since 1967, decided to make homosexuality and adultery for the Muslims in his kingdom punishable by death.
The Sultan is one of the wealthiest people in the world, but who is the man behind this fabulous wealth, and indeed these draconian laws? Click on and find out more about his fortune, his family, and the Sultanate of Brunei.