Brunei is introducing strict new Islamic laws that make sex between men an offence punishable by stoning to death.
The new measures, that come into force on Wednesday, also cover a range of other crimes including punishment for theft by amputation.
The move has sparked international condemnation.
The Sultan of the small South-East Asian nation on Wednesday called for “stronger” Islamic teachings.
Brunei’s gay community has expressed shock and fear at the “medieval punishments”.