Brunei. In April, the country's industry minister
announced that the government was considering establishing
several free trade zones in the country to facilitate the
import of halal products intended to be re-exported to other
markets. According to
countryaah, in the past, companies that wanted to conduct this
type of trade had difficulty obtaining import permits for
their goods, arguing that they were not needed on Brunei's
At the Rio Olympics in August, the monarchy, where Sultan
Hassanal Bolkiah, pushed for an adaptation of the judiciary
to Islamic law, sharia, got its first female Olympian.
17-year-old athlete Maizurah Abdul Rahim stood at 200
meters, where despite her personal record (28.02) she was
last of all in the trials.