"The new Penal Code also contains a range of provisions that violate the absolute prohibition of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading punishment. These include whipping for offences such as drinking liquor or other intoxicating drinks, and the amputation of the right hand and left foot in cases of theft."
Rings a bell? Think so-called Sharia Law of Sudan
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 17 April 2014 Index: ASA 15/001/2014
Brunei Darussalam: Authorities must immediately revoke new Penal Code
Amnesty International calls on the authorities in Brunei Darussalam to immediately revoke a new Penal Code that is due to enter in to force next week.
The new Code, which is scheduled to come into force on 22 April 2014, is a deeply flawed piece of legislation containing a range of provisions that violate key human rights. It must be amended immediately and brought into line with international human rights law and standards before it can become law. If implemented, the Code would signal a major regression for human rights in Brunei Darussalam.