Brunei is now in a state-declared period of national mourning for the loss of Prince Azim. Celebrities and world leaders also paid tribute.
From androgynous priests in Malaysia, to cross-dressing mediums in Vietnam, Asia has a proud tradition of gender-defying ritualism stretching back thousands of years.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has announced that Brunei will not execute people for being gay, despite the controversial anti-LGBTQ laws that were rolled out last month.
The new law has been met with widespread international condemnation
Despite global outcry and calls for boycotts, Sultan Hassanal Bolki has shown no sign of reversing the draconian law.
The death penalty punishment will reportedly apply only to Muslims
The law is set to take effect next week.
The fuzzy experimental pop cut is the latest single from the LA psych wiz's third LP, 'Brunei,' out August 26 on Company Records.
An expedition to a disputed island by a group of Filipino people may anger Chinese authorities, which lay claim to a large part of the South China Sea.