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The Sultan of Brunei announced that the first phase of the implementation of sharia law in Brunei will begin tomorrow. The new penal code, which will be adopted in three phases by the end of next year, will provide for punishments including stoning, flogging, and amputation of limbs.
Opening the 10th legislative session, the Sultan of Brunei said the country's imminent implementation of sharia law is a "great achievement" and citizens should show unity. The law ostensibly will apply only to Muslims, who make up two-thirds of Brunei's population. The chief sharia judge said that in most cases, the parties do not understand sharia and cannot afford legal counsel.