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Najib Razak

The Latest: Kerry talks with Brunei foreign minister on laws

The Latest on the meeting in Laos of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (all times local):

7 p.m.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with his counterpart from Brunei and urged his country to ensure that if it implements Islamic sharia law it should respect human rights.

Kerry and Brunei Foreign Minister Lim Jock Seng met Monday on the sidelines of a regional security meeting being hosted by Laos.

Kerry's deputy spokesman Mark Toner told reporters that Kerry and Lim discussed Brunei's reported efforts to implement sharia penal code. He said Kerry told Lim that the United States would like to see the sharia laws, if...