Muted reaction among Bruneians over controversial law

BISHOP CORNELIUS SIM, head of the Catholic Church in Brunei, who says no one from the Christian community has approached him to voice concern.
BISHOP CORNELIUS SIM, head of the Catholic Church in Brunei, who says no one from the Christian community has approached him to voice concern.
MR TIAH ENG BENG, deputy chairman of a Chinese temple, on how he does not expect religious tolerance to change.
MR TIAH ENG BENG, deputy chairman of a Chinese temple, on how he does not expect religious tolerance to change.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN • Dean, 36, does not flaunt the fact that he is gay, though he says he does not feel the need to hide it either.

"If people ask, I tell them the truth. Some people prefer not to probe," he told The Straits Times. "But usually, people can guess by my choice in clothing."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 13, 2019, with the headline 'Muted reaction among Bruneians over controversial law'. Subscribe