His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam in a Titah says the country has begun to fully implement the Syari'ah Penal Code Order, 2013 (SPCO) on 3 April 2019. The Monarch stresses that there should not be any concern on the Syari'ah law as it is full of Allah's mercy and blessings. Allah, the provider of blessings, will never decree laws meant to inflict cruelty on others. His Majesty also emphasises both the Common and Syari'ah Laws aim to ensure peace and harmony of the country. They are also crucial in protecting the morality and decency of the public as well as respecting the privacy of individuals. His Majesty clarifies Brunei Darussalam's stand in the Titah in conjunction with the arrival of the month of Ramadhan 1440 Hijrah/2019 broadcast by Radio Television Brunei earlier last night.
Source: Radio Television Brunei