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22nd. OCTOBER, 2013


CONSTITUTION OF BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
(Order made under Article 83(3))
SYARIAH PENAL CODE ORDER, 2013

In, exercise of the power conferred by Article 83(3) of the Constitution of Brunei Darussalam, His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan hereby makes the following Order—

PART I
PRELIMINARY

Citation, commencement and long title.

1. (1) This Order may be cited as the Syariah Penal Code Order, 2013 and shall commence on such date or dates to be appointed by the Minister of Religious Affairs, with the approval of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan, by notification published in the Gazette.

(2) Different dates may be appointed under subsection (1) for different provisions of this Order or for different purposes of the same provision.

(3) The long title of this Order is "An Order relating to laws in respect of syariah crimes and any matter connected therewith."

Interpretation.

2. (1) In this Order, unless the context otherwise requires—

"baligh" has the same meaning assigned to it under section 3(1) of the Syariah Courts Evidence Order, 2001 (S 63/2001);

"committee of the Majlis" means the Committee established under sections 41(1) and 44(1) of the Religious Council and Kadis Court Act (Chapter 77) and other committee referred to in the Religious Council and Kadis Courts Act;

"child" includes grandchild and any descendant;

"Court" means the Syariah Courts established under section 6(1) of the Syariah Courts Act (Chapter 184);

"father" includes grandfather and any ascendant;

"ghairu muhshan" means a person who is not married, or married but never had sexual intercourse in the marriage;

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