Brunei moves to introduce national Sharia code

The Sultan of Brunei says his country will begin enforcing a tough Islamic penal code in six months’ time.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said authorities had been considering the new Sharia Penal Code for years and it will be enforced in ‘phases’.

Punishments under the Hudud code may include stoning for adultery, amputation for theft and flogging for drinking alcohol or even having an abortion.

The code will make Brunei the first ASEAN country to enforce a national Sharia law. Continue Reading – Listen to interview

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