Provincial press releases

Brunei’s laws are ‘barbaric’ – Archbishop

The Archbishop of Wales condemns as barbaric the laws recently enacted in Brunei, as the result of which those who are in same-sex relationships and those who renounce Islam face severe penalties.

The Archbishop, John Davies, said, “The step taken with the introduction of these barbaric new laws is one which is morally repugnant. It takes no account of well-founded understandings of human sexuality and nature and it contravenes our basic human right to worship freely. I hope that the regime in Brunei, the Sultan in particular, will respond personally to the outcry which has arisen by thinking again.”