The sultan of Brunei announced that beginning in April 2014 he will rule his oil-rich Islamic country according to Shariah laws, including death by stoning for adultery, the amputation of limbs for theft, and flogging for alcohol consumption and abortion. Brunei is on the northwest edge of Borneo island in the South China Sea. Its 416,000 population is 67 percent Muslim and ethnic Malay. The laws and punishments apply only to the Sunni Muslim majority in the country.
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