Posted: Apr 14, 2019 3:08 pm
by Spearthrower
tuco wrote:
Not only in the case of Brunei, seems to be a common denominator for other systems including democratic, wealth is probably another factor contributing to let's say social coherence with the monarch. Brunei is said to be a golden cage.

We can only speculate, but that is perhaps why tightening the screws, though not aimed at the economy, comes in this time when economic future seems less stable. We could speculate further that potential isolation from the West would push Brunei towards China but that is for another thread.

Hi Tuco

The question does still remain though as to why Brunei is the only Muslim-majority S. E. Asian nation to be implementing Sharia in its penal code. It's not like S. E. Asia doesn't have ample numbers of Muslim-majority nations, so one might expect it to be a little more common.