Brunei’s self-reliance tested by Asia, Saudi and waning oil

Brunei's self-reliance tested by Asia, Saudi and waning oil

Crackdown on press symptomatic of the country in decrease

Luke Search, Bangkok

Updated: Might 17, 2018 10:24 AM GMT

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Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Queen Saleha trip in a procession to mark their golden jubilee in Bandar Seri Begawan on Oct. 5, 2017. (Picture by Roslan Rahman/AFP)

But that liberty has been challenged by dwindling oil reserves with coal and oil manufacturing anticipated to go out over the following two decades prompting Brunei's ruler, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, to start financial reforms and look for investment that is foreign.

Reports have actually emerged that Asia has moved up to US$6 billion to the enclave as the United states Enterprise Institute's Asia worldwide investment tracker put that figure at $4.1 billion. More is coming from Saudi Arabia, enormous figures for Bolkiah whose subjects quantity simply 440,000.

It has resulted in conjecture that in exchange Brunei will stay peaceful regarding the maritime dispute within the Southern Asia water and it is ready to flex towards Saudi, and Wahabi, interpretations of Shariah frequently cited for inflaming jihads.

Brunei tilts towards Asia

Brunei staked its claim within the disputed ocean in 1984 over maritime features such as Bombay Castle, Louisa Reef, Owen Shoal, and Rifleman Bank, that are situated within its 200 kilometre Exclusive financial area (EEC).

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Blackpool neo-nazi Jack Renshaw jailed after providing ?300 to possess intercourse having a boy that is underage

Blackpool neo-nazi Jack Renshaw jailed after providing ?300 to possess intercourse having a boy that is underage

A self-confessed Nazi whom previously lived in Blackpool is a convicted paedophile it may now be revealed.

White supremacist Jack Renshaw ended up being jailed June that is last for months after he groomed two underage men online

The self-confessed Nazi reported group that is anti-fascist Not Hate desired to discredit him and maliciously hacked their smart phones to deliver communications of a intimate nature towards the teens.

But jurors at Preston Crown Court would not think him and convicted him of four counts of inciting a young youngster to take part in sex.

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Renshaw, 23, from Skelmersdale, additionally received a prison that is three-year 2 months earlier in the day as he was discovered bad by a new jury at the exact exact same court of stirring up racial hatred after he required the genocide of Jewish individuals.

Both situations could be completely reported after the end of procedures he encountered in the Old Bailey where a jury ended up being struggling to achieve a verdict for a fee which he ended up being an associate of banned group that is far-right Action.

Renshaw relocated to Blackpool as he had been 15. He failed in a bid to be a councillor when you look at the resort.

The previous frontrunner associated with British nationwide Party youth wing put up two fake Facebook pages and contacted the males, aged 13 and 14, between February 2016 and January 2017.

Interacting through the Twitter Messenger application, Renshaw boasted into the youths which he ended up being rich, could provide them with jobs and offered one of them ?300 to spend the evening with him.

He additionally asked for intimate photographs associated with set before one of many men reported the communications to their tutor while the authorities had been contacted.

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