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Brunei. 1983 ‘Carrying Offensive Weapons in Public Places.’ Public Order Act (Chapter 148), Revised Edition 2013; Part IV (Section 29), pp. 36. Brunei: Sultan of Brunei. 1 November

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Carrying offensive weapons in public places

29. (1) Any person who in any public place carries or has in his possession or under his control any offensive weapon otherwise than with lawful authority or solely for a lawful purpose shall be guilty of an offence: Penalty, imprisonment for not less than one year and not more than 10 years and whipping with not less than 3 strokes.

(2) In any prosecution for an offence under subsection (1), the onus of proving that the accused carried such weapon or had it in his possession or under his control solely for a lawful purpose shall lie upon the accused.

(3) A person shall be presumed to have lawful authority for the purposes of this section if he carries or has in his possession or under his control any offensive weapon —
(a) in or in connection with the performance of his duty as a member of any security force or as a person in the service of Government or of any local authority in Brunei Darussalam; or
(b) as part of his official or ceremonial dress on any official or ceremonial occasion.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (1), it is immaterial whether or not the offensive weapon is visible or whether or not it is concealed in any way whatsoever.

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