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Sultan of Brunei announces Syariah law to start Thursday


  • Asean+
  • Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah delivers a speech during the official ceremony of the implementation of Syariah Law in Bandar Seri Begawan. - AFP

Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah delivers a speech during the official ceremony of the implementation of Syariah Law in Bandar Seri Begawan. - AFP

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: The Sultan of Brunei announced that a controversial new penal code featuring tough Islamic criminal punishments that has been criticised by United Nations (UN) human rights officials would be phased in from Thursday.

"Today... I place my faith in and am grateful to Allah the almighty to announce that tomorrow, Thursday, May 1, 2014, will see the enforcement of Syariah law phase one, to be followed by the other phases," Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said in a speech.

Religion , Syariah , Hudud , Brunei

   

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