Syariah Penal Code Order

During the deliberations, the Minister of Religious Affairs also shared the data and statistics on the implementation of the Syariah Penal Code Order which was fully enforced in phases starting 1st May 2014.

Yang Berhormat Pehin said that 652 cases under General Offences have been prosecuted and 23 cases under the offence of theft which is sariqah were prosecuted under an offence that can receive the ta'zir sentence with a fine or imprisonment or both. Meanwhile, one case was charged under the offence of causing injury which was sentenced to imprisonment as well as 'arasy which is an obligatory compensation to be paid by the offender to the victim.

Source: Radio Television Brunei