The Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), through the Dorchester Collection, owns London’s Dorchester and 45 Park Lane as well as Coworth Park in Berkshire. Earlier this month the Sultan of Brunei announced the imposition of a strict new form of sharia law in the south east Asian kingdom, which would impose death by stoning for those convicted of having gay sex or committing adultery.Since the announcement a string of luxury hotels around the world, which are owned by Brunei, have faced protests and boycotts. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. John Apter, the Chairman of the Police Federation, said the boycott was the right thing to do The Police Federation will not host this year’s annual bravery awards at the Brunei owned Dorchester hotel in London in protest at country’s new gay sex laws.The organisation, which represents more than 119,000 rank and file officers, is the latest to join a growing boycott of hotels owned by the leader of the tiny state.The police bravery awards, which have been running for almost 25-years, honour remarkable acts of courage and valour from serving officers.The glittering ceremony, which is often attended by the Home Secretary and other government ministers, had been due to be held at the Dorchester on July 18.But John Apter, chairman of the Police Federation, said the decision to move the event to a different venue was the “right thing to do” because the organisation could not support “a regime which is so fundamentally opposed to the values of respect, diversity and equality”. The Sultan of Brunei owns a string of luxury hotels around the world Also in its portfolio of hotels, among the world’s most exclusive, are two of Hollywood’s best-known establishments, the Bel-Air and the Beverly Hills.Actor George Clooney and Sir Elton John are among a number of celebrities who announced they would no longer stay at any of the hotels owned by the Sultan.Mr Apter said hotel management had refunded the deposit for the event and been “incredibly understanding”.He said: “We cannot in all conscience support a regime which is so fundamentally opposed to the values of respect, diversity and equality we hold so highly within our organisation and policing as a whole.”And although the decision is no reflection on the staff of the hotel itself who have always done their utmost to ensure that the event is a success, it is the right one.”Local management at the hotel has reimbursed us after cancelling the deposit and have been incredibly understanding in these circumstances for which I am grateful.”The new venue has not yet been announced for security reasons.