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Such royal hypocrisy may seem to be the norm among autocratic rulers sitting atop oceans of oil who place no limits on their own dissolute lifestyles and yet impose cruel Islamic law on their subjects.And tiny Brunei, a country roughly the size of Delaware that shares the island of Borneo with Malaysia and Indonesia, might not seem worth getting worked up about. First is that “this is the way we do it” is no longer a viable excuse for cruelty and barbarism anywhere.The Bride and Groom are dressed up in traditional Berbedak attire which is different for each one.The Bride has on a heavy brass (sometimes gold plated) headgear that has either a symbol/statuette of a chicken (called Ayam-ayam) or dragon (Naga) and is surrounded (wrapped) round with scented flowers.Berbedak Mandi is a ceremony to bless the soon-to-be groom and bride by close family members especially the parents, siblings and elders in their own homes. It is presided over by a religious official and only involves the groom.Here, they are scrubbed with traditional body-scrub powder which is applied to the whole body by the close family members. Sometimes the bride is not usually present but she will be represented by her father or a 'wali' (legal family representative).
Brunei’s cruel, inhuman and degrading penalties are not a relic of history, like the sodomy laws that stayed on the books of American states well into the 20th century, but the whim of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, 72, who has ruled the Lilliputian nation since 1967 and ranks among the most ludicrously wealthy people on earth.
In some weddings, these may be carried out on the same night of the Malam Berbedak whilst others keep them separate.