Brunei to introduce amputation and stoning penalties

Brunei’s sultan announced Tuesday that new Islamic criminal laws – which could include amputation for theft and stoning for adultery – will be enforced in six months in the Southeast Asian country.
Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said the Shariah Penal Code, which would be applied only to Muslims, should be regarded as a form of “special guidance” from God and would be “part of the great history” of the tiny, oil-rich monarchy on Borneo island.
"By the grace of Allah, with the coming into effect of this legislation, our duty to Allah is therefore being fulfilled," the sultan said at a legal conference in Brunei’s capital.

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Photo: Dean Kassim/AFP/Getty Images

Brunei to introduce amputation and stoning penalties

Brunei’s sultan announced Tuesday that new Islamic criminal laws – which could include amputation for theft and stoning for adultery – will be enforced in six months in the Southeast Asian country.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said the Shariah Penal Code, which would be applied only to Muslims, should be regarded as a form of “special guidance” from God and would be “part of the great history” of the tiny, oil-rich monarchy on Borneo island.

"By the grace of Allah, with the coming into effect of this legislation, our duty to Allah is therefore being fulfilled," the sultan said at a legal conference in Brunei’s capital.

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Photo: Dean Kassim/AFP/Getty Images

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