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Brunei's sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty). The University of Aberdeen has revoked an honorary degree given to the Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah in an “unprecedented” move. The university confirmed the step had been taken to revoke the honorary degree after Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah imposed a new penal code in Brunei that introduces the death penalty for homosexuality. . UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN: SITUATION IS ‘DEEPLY REGRETTABLE’. In a letter to students and staff seen by PinkNews on Wednesday (April 17), University of Aberdeen Principal George Boyne said: “The honorary degree has been revoked following a vote by Senate, our academic body, which approved a recommendation from our Honorary Degrees Committee. Full story

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