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Brunei To Apply Islamic Law

Published: 25/10/2013 04:03:04 PM GMT
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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - The Islamic kingdom of Brunei has announced its plans to apply a new Islamic Shari`ah penal code next year, which is expected to include stoning to death for adultery and flogging for drinking alcohol.“By the grace of Allah, with the coming into effect of this legislation, our duty to Allah is therefore being fulfilled,...(more)

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN - The Islamic kingdom of Brunei has announced its plans to apply a new Islamic Shari`ah penal code next year, which is expected to include stoning to death for adultery and flogging for drinking alcohol.

“By the grace of Allah, with the coming into effect of this legislation, our duty to Allah is therefore being fulfilled,” Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah was quoted by Agence France Presse (AFP) on Tuesday, October 22.

After years of preparations, Sultan Bolkiah announced that the Shari`ah criminal law would be enforced in Brunei from April, 2014.

Hudud (Penalties) in Contemporary Legal Discourse

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