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%HESITATION nice says it will not enforce its death penalty for gay sex sultan Haas and all bull kia on Sunday extended the decades long moratorium on the death penalty to a set of laws that set off a global outcry last month in a televised speech the sultan said allow would never hand down laws meant to inflict cruel T. on others moons at any minute the Muslim majority country rolled out a new stricter interpretation of Islamic laws in April the sharia penal code order or S. PCO made gay sex as well as adultery and rape punishable by death including by stoning the move sparked condemnation by the United Nations and lets celebrities like George Clooney and Elton John to call for a boycott of nine hotels the sultan owns that list includes the Beverly hills hotel in Los Angeles and the Dorchester in London Brunei is consistently defended its right to implement the laws which have been rolled out in phases since two thousand fourteen but the Salton speech was seen as a rare attempt to try and temper the global backlash the the other Latin you're done he said Sunday he was aware of the quote questions and misconceptions and conscious that they may cause apprehension the sultan's announcement drew cautious approval from some Tom night a columnist for gay times magazine called it fantastic news that urge Brunei to repeal the laws all together some crimes like premeditated murder and drug trafficking already carry a death sentence in Brunei but the country hasn't carried out any executions since nineteen fifty seven