Last year, the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolikah, made headlines when he announced that he would impose sharia law (in three phases) in his Southeast Asian sultanate. The proclamation drew criticism from …
Brunei Darussalam
Brunei has become the first East Asian country to adopt sharia law, despite widespread condemnation from international human rights groups. The Islamic criminal law is set to include punishments such as flogging, …
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Brunei Darussalam
In November, The Brunei Times was shut down after it published a politically sensitive article. The act of "printing, disseminating, importing, broadcasting, and distributing publications contrary to Sharia law" constituted a …
Amnesty International
It is the first country in east Asia to adopt the criminal component of sharia ... in Brunei contacted by Reuters said he was concerned by the development, but hoped the new system would be enforced less strictly than …
Reuters
It’s pretty rare that Brunei makes international headlines, unless Prince Jefri Bolkiah has bought another jewelery business or decided to christen his new superyacht Tits (and its tenders Nipple 1 and Nipple 2). In fact, aside …
Brunei Darussalam
"Theory states that Allah's law is cruel and unfair but Allah himself ... east Asia for a post-colonial return to Islamic roots. Brunei's legal system currently features civil courts along with sharia-compliant chambers …
Hassanal Bolkiah
The Sultan of Brunei has announced a controversial new law based on Islamic criminal punishments criticised by UN human rights officials and other human rights groups. "I place my faith in and am grateful to God the …
Brunei Darussalam
Brunei is to become the first East Asian country to adopt Sharia law as the sultan confirmed the Islamic penal code on Wednesday. The move sparks broad concern over the rights of women and minorities. Sharia law
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Brunei Darussalam
In Brunei, gay sex can be punishable by the death penalty. While concerns among some in the United States about Brunei’s Sharia law have not yet been implemented, it could potentially become a bigger issue as …
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KUALA LUMPUR The sultanate of Brunei this week becomes the first East Asian country to introduce Islamic criminal law, the latest example of a deepening religious conservatism that has also taken root in parts of …
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