5th Syariah Courts Annual Assembly 2020

A total of 1,398 'Mal' cases were registered at the Syariah Lower Court nationwide last year. From the figure, 1,185 cases have been solved and the rest are in the court hearing process. Meanwhile, out of 819 cases registered at Syariah High Court, 702 cases have been solved. This was shared by the Chief Syari'e Judge at the 5th Syariah Courts Annual Assembly 2020 in the capital yesterday morning. Yang Amat Arif Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Awang Haji Salim bin Awang Haji Besar also touched on the total registered criminal cases that have been solved at Syariah courts nationwide and the Syariah High Court in 2018 and 2019.

Yang Amat Arif said that criminal cases registered at Syariah Lower Court in 2019 was 162 cases compared to 187 caes in 2018. Out of the 162 cases, 129 or 79 point 6 per cent have been resolved. Meanwhile, cases registered at the Syariah High Court was 118 cases in 2019 and 264 cases in 2018. From the figure, 105 out of 118 cases in 2019 have been resolved, and 260 cases resolved for 2018, an average of 88 point 9 per cent cases solved for 2019 and 98 point 4 per cent cases solved for 2018. In 2019, 4 cases registered at the Syariah Court of Appeal have been resolved.

Explaining on criminal cases under the Syariah Penal Code Order 2013 after the Syariah Penal Code Order 2013 was fully in effect in April last year, Yang Amat Arif said 84 cases have been registered at the Syariah Lower Court, where 52 of them have been solved.

The assembly coincided with the launching of the 2nd Brunei Syariah Law Report Book.

The assembly also ran concurrently with the presentation of tokens of appreciation to excellent officers and staff at Syariah Lower Courts and certificates to participants of the Basic Mediation Workshop. Also present was Yang Arif Yang Dimuliakan Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Setia Raja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Suhaili bin Haji Mohiddin, Syariah Court of Appeal Judge.

Source: Radio Television Brunei