More Companies Boycott Dorchester Hotels Over Brunei’s LGBT Laws

By Paul Riegler on 5 April 2019
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IMG_1349A number of companies and organizations are adding their names to the list of those boycotting businesses owned by the kingdom of Brunei including hotels under the Dorchester Collection umbrella.

The move comes after the small southeast Asian kingdom of Brunei enacted new laws that will impose a penalty of death by stoning as punishment for gay sex and adultery and follows a call to boycott the hotelier by actor George Clooney in March.

The Financial Times said had cancelled a planned event at the Dorchester Hotel in London, adding that it would not use any other hotel in the group.

Deutsche Bank said it had removed all Dorchester Collection properties from ist approved supplier list

“The new laws introduced by Brunei breach the most basic human rights, and we believe it is our duty as a firm to take action against them,“ said the investment bank’s chief risk officer, Stuart Lewis.

In addition, a Swiss-owned travel agency, STA Travel, said it would no longer sell flights on Brunei’s national carrier, Royal Brunei Airlines, “in protest at recent changes to the law in Brunei,” while TV Choice magazine in Britain said it would no longer hold its annual awards banquet at the Dorchester Hotel.

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