"Let them decide?" That should be interesting. It's an absolute monarchy with no democracy and no free press.
You do realize that in Brunei's history, there were rebellion attempts that were almost successful until the British intervened? Also throughout history many Sultanates with absolute power had been brought down by the people. So as if the monarch can't be brought down if the people wants to.
People can attempt to deflect this with all the moral relativism and "whataboutism" they like. In Afghanistan during Taliban rule, women accused of adultery were buried to their heads in stadiums and stoned to death and in the ISIS caliphate, men captured Yazidi women as sex slaves. But hey, under your logic who are we to criticize?
The very fact that you're comparing the Kingdom of Brunei with the Taliban & ISIS clearly shows how unfit you are at criticizing them. Brunei is a sovereign nation, whereas the Taliban and ISIS are terrorist organizations.
Boycotting Royal Brunei and the hotels the Sultan owns is perfectly legitimate way of expressing our concern. It won't change the laws but if they want to do business in the west, that is our right as consumers not to give them our business.
That is the entire point of capitalism.
You can boycott them if you like, but do make sure you also boycott other businesses with interests in other so-called "evil" nations. Failure to do so will merely display your own hypocrisy.
And I'm still free to call you all out for your hypocrisy.
In any case, read the laws. Nowhere did it ever advocate for the killing of gay people. That's the problem with SJWs who only get their information from distorted news reports.