UNISSA ready for Syariah law
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
BRUNEI has the human resources needed to enforce the Syariah Penal Code, a senior lecturer said.
Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) has been grooming its Syariah law graduates to implement the Islamic laws, said Hj Mohd Nadzri Yusoff, a senior lecturer at UNISSA’S Faculty of Syariah and Law.
The Syariah Penal Code will be an important component of the university’s syllabus for law students, he said. “The students will need to understand and have knowledge on it as they will be the future implementer of the Syariah Penal Code,” Hj Mohd Nadzri said in an interview with The Brunei Times.
Nine students are expected to graduate with Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Syariah Law from the university on November 2.
A total of 20 first and second batch law students had completed their studies at the university.
“For this year’s academic session, we have 33 first-year undergraduates in Syariah and Law. This is a good sign. We hope there will be an increase in future intakes,” he said.
“In implementing the Syariah Penal Code, what is important is the political will. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has given us the green light, the rest will follow suit.”
“We have the machineries and the human resources. We just need the practical training to ensure its smooth implementation,” added Hj Mohd Nadzri.
The law lecturers were also involved in disseminating information and raising awareness to members of the public via roadshows, he said. “In the context of the new Syariah Penal Code, it is now more relevant for students to argue their cases in practice situations,” he said
The Brunei Times