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Sultan of Brunei introduces tough Islamic punishments

October 24, 2013
Tough Sharia Penal Code introduced Tuesday has been in the works for years and is expected to be phased in in upcoming six months 

The Sultan of Brunei introduced tough Sharia-law punishments on Tuesday including death by stoning for crimes such as adultery, hailing what he called a "historic" step toward Islamic orthodoxy for his sleepy country. 

Brunei: Marital Rape - Analysis of Current Laws

August 13, 2010

Marital rape: Are women protected from it?  Although marital rape is not included in the current Penal Code, however, protection against sexual assault may be possible with the amendments made to the Islamic Family Law Order 2010 and Married Women Act Order 2010.

Brunei: Domestic Violence Victims To Get More Protection

April 26, 2010

Bandar Seri Begawan - The Attorney General Chambers (AGC) will be introducing an amendment to the Married Women Act called "protection order" with "very extensive coverage" to better defend victims of domestic violence.

Discussions are being conducted with the Syariah Court to make a similar amendment to the Islamic Family Law, AGC senior counsel officer Zuraini Hj Sharbawi has told The Brunei Times.