Requested by Bea
Bruneian Fact 1 (Jan. 4–Jan. 10, 2009)
Brunei has a lovely climate: hot, humid, and rainy.
Bruneian Fact 2 (Jan. 11–Jan. 17, 2009)
Only 3.3% of Bruneians are over the age of 65.
Bruneian Fact 3 (Jan. 18–Jan. 24, 2009)
Brunei has not held elections since 1964, 20 years before they gained independence from the British. The Sultan of Brunei appointed a legislative council in 2005 which has met annually since then. One of the council’s first acts was to pass a constitutional amendment calling for a 45 member Legislative Council, with 15 elected members. Elections have not yet occurred, nor are they scheduled.
Bruneian Fact 4 (Jan. 25–Jan. 31, 2009)
Only Malays are allowed to serve in the Bruneian military. That’s only 66.3% of the population.