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Brunei has ignored a chorus of international pleas and imposed Sharia law on the 416,000 people who live in the tiny, oil-rich country, which has been ruled by an absolute monarch, Hassanal Bolkiah, for almost half a century. Bolkiah had attempted to ...
The Diplomat · 5/3/2014
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, dismemberment and death by stoning for ...
CNN · 5/1/2014
(RNS) The sultan of Brunei announced on Tuesday (Oct. 22) he will rule his oil-rich Islamic country according to Shariah laws, including death by stoning for adultery, the amputation of limbs for theft, flogging for alcohol consumption and abortion, and ...
The Huffington Post · 10/22/2013
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It’s easy to overlook Brunei, a country smaller than Delaware located on the north side of Borneo, population 412,000. But there’s a reason the kingdom’s neighbors recently started watching it closely. By embracing a strict variant of Islam, the ...
Valley News · 8/23/2015
Brunei has shrugged off condemnation from international human rights groups and pushed ahead to introduce a set of harsh Islamic criminal laws that includes stoning for Muslim adulterers. In a ceremony on Wednesday, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah declared …
The Wall Street Journal · ByJason Ng · 5/1/2014
Brunei's sultan announced on Tuesday that a new Islamic criminal law that could include penalties like amputation for theft and stoning for adultery will be enforced in six months. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said the Shariah Penal Code, which would be applied ...
Daily Mail · 10/22/2013
Brunei's Shariah Islamic court had previously handled mainly family-related disputes. The sultan has been hoping to implement the new law for years to bolster the influence of Islam in the tiny, oil-rich monarchy on Southeast Asia's Borneo island.
USA Today · 10/22/2013
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 neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia. Brunei, a tiny ...
Reuters · ByStuart Grudgings · 4/30/2014
A NEW Islamic criminal law that could include penalties like amputation for theft and stoning for adultery will be enforced in the next six months, the Sultan of Brunei has told his people. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said the Sharia Penal Code, which would be ...
News.com.au · 10/22/2013
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 from the vast wealth of ...
VICE · 3/31/2014