On April 3, 1019, the full extent of Shari law has gone into effect in Brunei.

The newest and third phase of the law is difficult news for Christian converts who are expected to have to go into deeper hiding in the small Sultan-ruled country on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo where conversion from Islam is illegal and punishable by death.

Since first introducing Sharia law in 2014, the Sultan, 72-year-old Hassanal Bolkiah, has been encouraging Islamization of the country where Muslims make up about two-thirds of the country’s population.

He has called for “stronger” Islamic teachings in Brunei (No. 36 on the World Watch List).

Brunei Adopts Sharia Law—Conversion From Islam Carries Death Penalty:
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