In a December 23, 2015 article in the Washington Times, the ban on Christmas in Brunei is outlined. Brunei which is a member of the new TPP deal strictly prohibits anyone from celebrating Christmas under its Sharia law. This has raised eyebrows of many from the western world and some question why Brunei has been included in this new deal. What repercussions could Brunei see from this law? How will this law be enforced? Will the TPP deal be affected in any way?