So, things have been happening this week. One of them, of course, is the growing global media attention against the first phase of the Syariah law. The Facebook page Boycott Brunei has gained a lot of local attention.
Comments against the page far outnumber any comment which support a boycott of Brunei. Despite this, the number of likes sits at around 700.
The handful of supporters of a boycott, comment in a muddled and confusing way which reflects the sudden media attention Brunei has gotten.
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