Updated: 04/30/2014 12:09 | By Agence France-Presse

Brunei ruler says sharia penal code starts Thursday

The Sultan of Brunei announced on Wednesday that a controversial new penal code featuring tough Islamic criminal punishments would be phased in beginning on Thursday.


"Today... I place my faith in and am grateful to Allah the almighty to announce that tomorrow, Thursday May 1, 2014, will see the enforcement of sharia law phase one, to be followed by the other phases," Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said in a speech.

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