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Brunei Syria Law

 
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JB Shaw



Joined: 17 Jan 2014
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Location: UK

PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:22 pm    Post subject: Brunei Syria Law Reply with quote

Warning for all thinking of going to Brunei......Syaria law comes into force in April and they ARE clamping down on ALL aspects ......yes, even on ex-pats. No more skimpy clothing - women can be arrested for wearing strappy tops , shorts or dresses with too much leg showing.
Men have to wear longs and they will probably not allow Western type clothing around the pool at the clubs anymore.
Alcohol will be severely restricted and policed. No more Oz Sportz or functions similar.
The country is moving backwards at a rapid pace.
So is CfBT.....stay away from them.
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lostcave



Joined: 15 Apr 2014
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi JB Shaw,
Just wondering if you can provide more info on staying away from CfBT. Possibly thinking about applying for work through them so any info helpful!
Thanks.
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EFL Educator



Joined: 17 Jul 2013
Posts: 323

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there,

Brunei is still a great place to teach and make money...so I doubt this new rule will effect others wanting to go there to teach EFL. Smile
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lostcave



Joined: 15 Apr 2014
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thanks for that.
Are you living/teaching in Brunei?
I'm a primary teacher planning to apply through CfBT but my husband doesn't have a teaching degree. His degree is in science. I was thinking if he gets his TEFL quals he may be able to get work in Brunei too? Any thoughts?
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wailing_imam



Joined: 31 Mar 2006
Posts: 506
Location: Malaya

PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Make money?

The salaries are okay but nothing wildly exciting.
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lostcave



Joined: 15 Apr 2014
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's ok. I don't need to make a motza just enough for our time there (family of 5) & to get involved in what Brunei offers.
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lostcave



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 19, 2014 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plus hoping (perhaps naively?) that hubby can organise some work pre-departure too.
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EFL Educator



Joined: 17 Jul 2013
Posts: 323

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 3:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there,

This new Brunei Sharia law is good for Brunei.....and is helping keep out unqualified EFL teachers. If you a qualified EFL teacher there are still good opportunities around to be had in teaching English. Good luck!
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plumpy nut



Joined: 12 Mar 2011
Posts: 750

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 6:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stonings, amputations, forced clothing for women, that is good for Brunei?
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fat_chris



Joined: 10 Sep 2003
Posts: 3135

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[from the title] Syria Law?

That sounds like it can be good for no one.

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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gloomyGumi



Joined: 29 Dec 2010
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you louts better get the terminology right before going or you could get in big trouble. Its SHARIA law, not Syria law.........wtf????
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EFL Educator



Joined: 17 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2014 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello there,

That's right....There is nothing wrong with Sharia law....am sure nobody wants Syria Law in Brunei. Smile
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gloomyGumi



Joined: 29 Dec 2010
Posts: 353

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 6:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha....Syria Law....was this title a joke perhaps?? Are these English teachers who are out in the wide world and being so culturally/religiously insensitive? No wonder we have a tough time out here. SYRIA law, indeed!
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EFL Educator



Joined: 17 Jul 2013
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2014 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing
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Beyond1984



Joined: 13 Dec 2007
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 8:31 pm    Post subject: ah, the hypocrisy! Reply with quote

It's good to be the Sultan:)

http://nypost.com/2014/05/10/inside-the-wacky-sex-obsessed-world-of-brunei/

-HDT Cool
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