Content Warning: violence, sexual abuse and suicide

Two weeks before his 21st birthday, Sam* sat alone atop a bridge in Brunei’s capital, Bandar Seri Begawan, seemingly ready to end his life.  

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Matthew Woolfe

Matthew Woolfe is an Australia-based freelance writer, human rights advocate and the founder of The Brunei Project, an independent initiative that raises awareness about human rights issues in Brunei.

Jiwo

Jiwo is an aspiring Malaysia-based artist/illustrator. His body of work mainly revolves around surrealistic art structured around his peculiar philosophy and spirituality. View his works at jiwosophy.co. Reach him at jiwo@jiwosophy.co.