Even without enforcement of the death penalty, homosexuality is still illegal in Brunei and carries a punishment of up to 10 years in prison.
“We owe it to our neighbours in Brunei to stand up for their rights.”
“We will not provide any taxpayers’ dollars to Royal Brunei Airlines.”
The Sultan of Brunei first announced the small but wealthy nation would adopt full sharia law in 2014, which prompted a global backlash. The laws will now come into effect on April 3.
The women – who are 22 and 32 – were fined around $1,100 AUD and sentenced to six strokes of the cane.
Aceh’s governor had decreed earlier this year that corporal punishments would only take place inside prisons or detention centres.