US TV host Jay Leno latest to shun Brunei-owned hotels
Published on May 6, 2014 8:59 AM
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - US television star Jay Leno on Monday joined a growing list of celebrities vowing to boycott a luxury hotel chain linked to Brunei's sultan after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country.
Brunei's all-powerful Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah announced last Wednesday that he would push ahead with the sharia law that will eventually include tough penalties such as death by stoning.
Former late-night talk show host Leno, speaking at a small protest outside the sultan-owned Beverly Hills Hotel, said: "What is this, Berlin, 1933? This doesn't seem far off what happened in the Holocaust.
"Come on people, it's 2014. Evil flourishes when good people do nothing."
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