Territory in the island of Borneo in southeast Asia, ruled since 1984 by the Negara Brunei Darussalam


Brunei - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Brunei, officially the Nation of Brunei, the Abode of Peace (Malay: Negara Brunei Darussalam, Jawi: نڬارا بروني دارالسلام), is a sovereign state located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, it is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, and it is separated into two parts by the Sarawak district of Limbang. It is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo, with the remainder of the island belonging to Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei's population was 401,890 in July 2011. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Brunei | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 29, Political Rights: 6, Civil Liberties: 5
"In 2015, Brunei continued to implement an initial phase of new criminal regulations that were adopted in 2013 and are based on Sharia (Islamic law). This first phase, which prescribes fines and jail terms for relatively minor religious offenses, was introduced in 2014. Plans to roll out the second and third phases of the regulations, which include severe penalties ranging from flogging to execution by stoning for some offenses, were put on hold through the end of the year."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 7.04, Rank: 66, Personal Freedom: 6.83, Economic Freedom: 7.25
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.25, Rank: 62