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Jay Leno latest to shun Brunei-owned hotels

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US television star Jay Leno joined a growing list of celebrities vowing to boycott a luxury hotel chain linked to Brunei's sultan after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country. 

Comedian Jay Leno participates in a rally to protest draconian punishment of women and gay people announced by the Sultan of Brunei outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, which is owned by the Sultan, on May 5, 2014 in California

Brunei's all-powerful Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah announced last Wednesday that he would push ahead with the sharia law that will eventually include tough penalties such as death by stoning.

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