October 21, 2009 / 3:10 PM / 8 years ago

Cheating husbands should be whipped?

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN (Reuters) - Most Bruneians want husbands who cheat on their wives to be whipped, according to a recent survey in the Muslim-majority country.

<p>A jockey handles his reins and whip in Aachen, August 31, 2006. REUTERS/Caren Firouz</p>

The survey, conducted by website brudirect (www.brudirect.com), found 76 percent of 272 respondents said men should be whipped for having affairs while only 55 percent said unfaithful wives should receive the same punishment.

“The result of the survey is an indication of the pent-up feelings that women harbor against irresponsible men,” an unnamed social worker from Brunei was quoted as saying on the website.

The oil-rich state of Brunei, located on Borneo Island, has a population of almost 400,000 of which 66 percent are Muslim.

Reporting by David Chance, editing by Sugita Katyal

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