Brunei to enforce Syariah Law in six months

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Correction:

The laws will only affect Muslims. Should be stated as: Under the Syariah penal code, 3 (1) Save as otherwise expressly provided therein, this Order shall apply to Muslims and non-Muslims.


Brunei Darussalam is enforcing its first Syariah Penal Code six months from now.

His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam said in a titah that the penal code will be implemented in phases and will prescribe stoning for adulterers, amputation for theft and flogging for drinking alcohol and for abortion.

The monarch delivered his titah or royal speech during this year's Knowledge Convention held at the International Convention Centre.