King’s College London Students To Vote On Stripping Sultan Of His Doctorate

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In 2011 King’s College honoured Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, the Sultan of Brunei, by gifting him an Honorary Degree in Law.

In April of this year the Sultan signed a new penal code into law, which amongst other punishments, decrees death by stoning for consensual same-sex sexual activity.

Several organisations and celebrities have already announced boycotts of Bolkiah owned hotels and resorts.

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The King’s College Student Union will vote this Friday on whether or not to strip the Sultan of his Honorary Degree.

 Article | Paul Rose

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