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iflix and NBCUniversal team up to offer iflix users a huge slate of everyone’s favourite TV shows and movies

iflix and NBCUniversal team up to offer iflix users a huge slate of everyone’s favourite TV shows and movies

iflix (www.iflix.com), the world’s leading Internet TV service for emerging markets, offering subscribers unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more, today announced it has entered into major multi-year content licensing agreement with NBCUniversal (NBCU) to add a huge selection of the studio’s most popular and critically acclaimed titles to iflix’s extensive library. […]

United States deploys carrier USS Carl Vinson to contentious South China Sea

United States deploys carrier USS Carl Vinson to contentious South China Sea

The United States deployed aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to patrol the increasingly contentious South China Sea, despite Beijing’s warnings not to challenge its sovereignty in the resource-rich sea. The Navy described Saturday’s launch as the beginning of “routine operations” in the South China Sea. China claims most of the sea as its own, despite overlapping […]

The Brunei Times, a leading newspaper in Brunei, has been ordered to shut down for running a story about an increase in Hajj and Umra visa fee by the Saudi government

The Brunei Times, a leading newspaper in Brunei, has been ordered to shut down for running a story about an increase in Hajj and Umra visa fee by the Saudi government

The Brunei Times, a leading newspaper in Brunei has been ordered to shut down for running a story about an increase in Hajj and Umra visa fee by the Saudi government. The paper quoted an official of the Saudi embassy as saying the hike for the Brunei residents was the result of Saudi Arabia’s economic […]

Brunei closed down beauty shop: woman staff attending male

Brunei closed down beauty shop: woman staff attending male

Moving forward to realize its national vision, the ‘Wawasan 2035 Negara Zikir’, which calls for Brunei to become the purest Islamic economy in the region by the year 2035, the Sultanate in 2011 enacted new regulations banning gender mixing in local beauty and health establishments, including laws that prevent male employees from attending female clients […]

China Steals Territories From Philippines And Ignores International Tribunal

China Steals Territories From Philippines And Ignores International Tribunal

China is standing pat on its decision to reject arbitration by an international tribunal that will begin formal hearings this week to resolve a long-seething feud between Beijing and Manila over the South China Sea, the Chinese ambassador to Manila said Monday. The five-member tribunal starts hearings in The Hague on Tuesday to address China’s […]

Banned: Daytime dining in Aceh & Brunei

Banned: Daytime dining in Aceh & Brunei

The religious authorities in Aceh, in the northernmost of Sumatra island, has banned any sales of food at daytime during Ramadan, a rule that is also applicable to non-Muslims. Food traders may resume their business from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and they can stay open after tarawih, or nighttime prayers, until dawn, Hardy Karmy, […]

Brunei to non-Muslims: We will impose Sharia law on you

Brunei to non-Muslims: We will impose Sharia law on you

A non-halal restaurant in Kuala Belait, the nearest Bruneian town to Miri, received a verbal warning for serving food to dine-in customers during the fasting hours of Ramadhan yesterday. When contacted by The Brunei Times, the restaurant’s employee said religious enforcers visited the premises around 10am. The employee, who did not want to be named, […]

Brunei, Sharia law in 10 years, Aceh may offer some hints

Brunei, Sharia law in 10 years, Aceh may offer some hints

Brunei versus Aceh: the divine struggle to be ASEAN holiest? – Brunei 2015 may be a precursor to Aceh 2005 – Both working towards implementing Sharia on non-Muslims – Both seek to be the role models for Southeast Asia in religious achievements A new kind of competition appears to surface between the Sultanate of Brunei […]

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