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  • Lim Boon Tak et al. v. Public Prosecutor, Brunei, High Court, 1997.
    The Court reviewed a guilty verdict against defendants under the Women and Girls Protection Act and Passport Act for forcibly bringing two women into Brunei for the purposes of prostitution.  The Court found that the Magistrate judge was did not err in relying on testimonial evidence if that evidence was found to be reliable.
  • Public Prosecutor v. Hishamuddin Bin Hj Chuchu, Brunei, High Court, 1997.
    Although the Court found that intercourse was consensual and lacked the requisite forcible element, it stated that evidence from the alleged victim is enough to corroborate a rape allegation.