Lucky Lusty Lenny doesn’t live in Brunei

The Sultan of Brunei has implemented new shariah laws to Brunei…Len Brown wouldn’t pass muster on these.

A new criminal law that could include penalties like amputation for theft and stoning for adultery will be enforced for Muslims in Brunei in six months, its ruling sultan announced.

Brunei’s Shariah Islamic court had previously handled mainly family-related disputes. The sultan has been hoping to implement the new law for years to bolster the influence of Islam in the tiny, oil-rich monarchy on Southeast Asia’s Borneo island.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said the Shariah Penal Code should be regarded as a form of “special guidance” from God and would be “part of the great history” of Brunei.

“By the grace of Allah, with the coming into effect of this legislation, our duty to Allah is therefore being fulfilled,” the sultan said at a legal conference in Brunei’s capital. 

The law would apply only to Muslims, who comprise about two-thirds of the population of nearly 420,000 people. The others follow mainly Buddhist, Christianity and indigenous beliefs.

Brunei’s Mufti Awang Abdul Aziz, the country’s top Islamic scholar, told Tuesday’s conference that the Shariah law “guarantees justice for everyone and safeguards their well-being.”

“Let us not just look at the hand-cutting or the stoning or the caning per se, but let us also look at the conditions governing them,” Awang said. “It is not indiscriminate cutting or stoning or caning. There are conditions and there are methods that are just and fair.”

Under secular laws, Brunei already prescribes caning as a penalty for crimes including immigration offenses, for which convicts can be flogged with a rattan cane.


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  • Justsayn

    That is the last thing we need here. It is bad enough that Len turns up to afternoon meetings shagged, we don’t need him stoned as well.

  • Toryboy

    I wonder what the reoffending rate is in Brunei after six of the best from a rattan?
    I know this will be an unpopular view, but I think some of these Muslim laws are quite a good idea.

    • jaundiced


    • conwaycaptain

      I was bought up in Jersey in the Channel Islands and they had the birch for young offenders. Very few came back for a return appointment.
      Unfortunately they don’t do this now under the EU rules or whatever

      • Toryboy

        Exactly! you need to fight fire with fire with some of these bloody hooligans

  • thor42

    Muslim hypocrites.

    They pass severe laws against homosexuality (for example) but they are still happy to have everyone shagging sheep or goats.

    Exhibit “A” –

    • James Growley

      All religious fruit loops are hypocrites!

    • Mike

      Don’t forget that according to islamic law it’s homosexuality only if the receiver has passed puberty, if not then no problem.

  • tarkwin

    Anybody who doesn’t live in a Muslim controlled country is lucky. It is the religion of fanatics and haters.

    • Dick Brown

      Jordan, Turkey and Kuwait do alright; they have religious freedom and western-levels of female equality (that is to say it’s still shite but getting there) and a higher standard of living than NZ.

      It’s not fair to tar everyone with the same brush.

      • tarkwin

        Turkey is supposed to be secular but in reality is slowly becoming more Islamic. It won’t be good.

  • Orange

    Won’t it be like Saudi where they just sign them up as an extra wife for the night?

  • wanarunna

    shouldn’t it be the other way round – stoning for theft and amputation for adultery?

  • Col

    Lenny I think would like a little whipping?
    If he had his hands chopped off he would find someone handy?

  • Kizzy MCD

    Would they be stoning men or just woman?

  • Whanga_Cynic

    Has Lenny boy converted, then? It very clearly states that those rules will only apply to Muslims.