Aberdeen University revokes Sultan of Brunei's honorary degree over anti-gay laws
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Students from other universities where the Sultan holds an honorary degree, including Oxford and King's College London, have created petitions demanding the title be rescinded. Oxford SU’s Vice President of Welfare and Equal Opportunities Ellie MacDonald issued a statement saying “all honorary doctorates should reflect the ethos of the University. "If they fail to meet that, as in this case, they should be stripped of their honour." The Oxford petition has accumulated over 110,000 signatures. The University of Oxford said it will review the Sultan’s honorary civil law degree appointed to him in 1993. King’s College London has stated it will also review the award, made in 2011. Lead Image Credit: Proudbruneian via Wikimedia
Tomorrow, the country of #Brunei will start stoning gay people to death. We need to do something now. Please boycott these hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei. Raise your voices now. Spread the word. Rise up. pic.twitter.com/24KJsemPGH— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) 2 April 2019