Brunei’s Syariah Penal Code Order Starts 1 May 2014

HIS Majesty The Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam today announced that the enforcement of phase one of the Syariah Penal Code Order in Brunei will commence with effect from tomorrow, May 1, 2014.

The first phase of the Order covers general offences set by the state, including disrespecting the month of Ramadhan and not performing Friday prayers. General offences are punishable by fines, imprisonment or both.

Corporal punishment such as whipping and amputation of limbs for crimes such as theft will not be enforced until the second phase. The death penalty will come into force in the third phase.




Source: The Brunei Times

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