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  1. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Public Order and Safety (Special Powers) Act 2018 (No. 26 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-04-12 | Date of entry into force: 2018-05-16 | SGP-2018-L-107525

    An Act to extend police powers to better prevent and respond to any incident or likely incident involving serious violence or large‑scale public disorder in Singapore, to repeal the Public Order (Preservation) Act (Chapter 258 of the 1985 Revised Edition), and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.

  2. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Justice Reform Act 2018 (No. 19 of 2018). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2018-04-11 | SGP-2018-L-107520

    An Act to amend the Criminal Procedure Code (Chapter 68 of the 2012 Revised Edition) and certain other Acts to enhance the fairness of procedures, and ensure correct and equitable outcomes, in the criminal justice system.

  3. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 2016 (No. 28 of 2016). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2016-12-21 | SGP-2016-L-103724

    Makes several amendments to the Constitution concerning the role and powers of the President.

  4. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Administration of Justice (Protection) Act 2016 (No.19 of 2016). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2016-09-22 | SGP-2016-L-103723

    An Act to state and consolidate the law of contempt of court for the protection of the administration of justice, to define the powers of certain courts in punishing contempt of court and to regulate their procedure in relation thereto; and to make consequential amendments to certain other Acts.
    Repeals all defences at common law to contempt of court that are not contained in this Act.

  5. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Organised Crime Act 2015 (No. 26 of 2015). - Singapore Statutes On-line

    Adoption: 2015-08-21 | SGP-2015-L-100534

    An Act to detect, investigate, prevent and disrupt organised crime activities, to deprive persons involved in such activities of the benefits of their crime, and to make consequential and related amendments to certain other Acts.

  6. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (Act 26 of 2012). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-11-20 | SGP-2012-L-94131

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Personal Data Protection Commission and Administration
    Part III - General Rules with Respect to Protection of Personal Data
    Part IV - Collection, Use and Disclosure of Personal Data
    Part V - Access to and Correction of Personal Data
    Part VI - Care of Personal Data
    Part VII - Enforcement of Parts III to VI
    Part VIII - Appeals to Data Protection Appeal Committee, High Court and Court of Appeal
    Part IX - Do Not Call Registry
    Part X - General


  7. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Criminal Procedure Code 2010 (No. 15 of 2010) (Chapter 68). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2010-06-10 | SGP-2010-L-84642

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II - Criminal Jurisdiction of Subordinate Courts
    Part III - Powers of Attorney-General and Public Prosecutor
    Part IV - Information to Police and Powers of Investigation
    Part V - Prevention of Offences
    Part VI - Arrest and Bail and Processes to Compel Appearance
    Part VII - The Charge
    Part VIII - Initiation of Criminal Proceedings and Complaint to Magistrate
    Part IX - Pre-Trial Procedures in the Subordinate Courts
    Part X - Pre-Trail Procedures in the High Court
    Part XI - General Provisions Relating to Pre-Trial and Plead Guilty Procedures in All Courts
    Part XII - Procedure at Trial in All Courts
    Part XIII - General Provisions Relating to Proceedings in Courts
    Part XIV - Evidence and Witnesses
    Part XV - Judgement
    Part XVI - Sentences
    Part XVII - Community Sentences
    Part XVIII - Compensation and Costs
    Part XIX - Disposal of Property
    Part XX - Appeals, Points Reserved, Revisions and Criminal Motions
    Part XXI - Special Proceedings
    Part XXII - Miscellaneous

    Repeals the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68).

  8. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment (Procedure-Reciprocal Provisions) (Amendment) Regulations 2008 (No. S 663).

    Adoption: 2008-12-23 | SGP-2008-L-81472

    Deletes regulation 5 of the Employment (Procedure-Reciprocal Provisions) Regulations.

  9. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Application of Section 33 and Part IV (Salary of Employees) (Revocation) Regulations, 2008 (No. S 667).

    Adoption: 2008-12-23 | SGP-2008-R-81505

    Revokes the Employment (Application of Section 33 and Part IV (Salary of Employees) Regulations (Rg 9).

  10. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Amendment of First Schedule) Notification 2008 (No. S 669).

    Adoption: 2008-12-23 | SGP-2008-R-81507

    Deletes the Fist Schedule of the Employment Act and replaces it with a new list of workmen.
    "(1) Cleaners
    (2) Construction workers
    (3) Labourers
    (4) Machine operators and assemblers
    (5) Metal and machinery workers
    (6) Train, bus, lorry and van drivers
    (7) Train and bus inspectors
    (8) All workmen employed on piece rates in the premises of the employer"

  11. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Employment (Amendment) Act 2008 (No. 32 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 2009-01-01 | SGP-2008-L-81536

    Makes numerous amendments to expand the Employment Act to cover "non-workmen" employees earning up to SGD 2,000 per month. "Workmen" with a basic monthly salary above SGD 4,500 are excluded from the Employment Act. In particular, the Act inserts a new Part X concerning "Holiday and Sick Leave Entitlements".

  12. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 2008 (No. 27 of 2008).

    Adoption: 2008-10-29 | SGP-2008-L-80853

    Amends Articles 21 and 142 concerning financial reserves. Article 144(3) is deleted by deleting paragraph (c).

  13. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Penal Code (Amendment) Act 2007 (No. 51 of 2007). - Bill on-line

    Adoption: 2007-11-06 | SGP-2007-L-78411

    Makes numerous amendments to the Penal Code (Cap. 224 of the 1985 Revised Edition). Amendments include, inter alia, changing the definition of life imprisonment to mean "imprisonment for the duration of a persons natural life"; enhancing penalties for racially or religiously aggravated offences (article 74); insertion of a new Chapter VIB concerning genocide; and replacing sections 375 to 376D with new sections concerning sexual offences, including prostitution and sex with a minor. Schedule A includes a tabular statement of offences under the Penal Code.

  14. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Environmental Pollution Control (Hazardous Substances) (Amendment) Regulations 2006 (No. S713).

    Adoption: 2006-12-27 | Date of entry into force: 2007-01-01 | SGP-2006-R-75449

    Amends regulation 17.

  15. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Registration of Criminals (Amendment) Act 2005.

    Adoption: 2005-05-31 | SGP-2005-L-70858

    Inserts a new Part IIA on spent criminal records.

  16. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Singapore Armed Forces (Detention and Imprisonment) Regulations 2003 (No. S 119).

    Adoption: 2003-02-25 | Date of entry into force: 2003-03-12 | SGP-2003-R-64398

    Regulates detention and imprisonment of members of Singapore Armed Forces. Divided into 11 parts. Part 1 contains preliminary provisions. Part 2 deals with disciplinary powers of commanding officers, Part 3 with activities of medical officers, and Part 4 with board of visitors. Part 5 provides for admission of detainees and military prisoners, Part 6 for detention and imprisonment administration, Part 7 for maintenance of discipline and detention offences, and Part 8 for discharge of detainees, military prisoners and servicemen under sentence. Part 9 regulates release of detainees and military prisoners, and Part 10 deals with military prisons and military prisoners. Part 11 contains miscellaneous provisions. Work of detainees and military prisoners is regulated in sections 32-33. Establishes prohibition to employ detainee or military prisoner for private benefit of any person.

  17. Singapore - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 2002 (No. 24 of 2002).

    Adoption: 2002-09-05 | SGP-2002-C-62959

    Amends Articles 22B, 46, as well as Fourth and Fifth Schedule of Constitution. Regulates transfer of reserves of statutory board to Government or other statutory board.

  18. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act, 2001 (No. 2 of 2001).

    Adoption: 2001-01-23 | SGP-2001-L-60996

    Amends Sections 37B, 142 and 148F of Constitution of the Republic of Singapore. Inter alia deals with appointment of members of the Council under Section 37B, and use of net investment income during financial year.

  19. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Bankruptcy (Amendment) Act 1999 (No. 37 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-08-24 | Date of entry into force: 1999-09-03 | SGP-1999-L-55796

    Amends Chapter 20 of the 1996 Bankruptcy Act with regard to the rights of creditors and the powers of the Official Assignee, and makes related amendments to the Business Registration Act (Chapter 32 of the 1985 Revised Edition) and the Companies Act (Chapter 50 of the 1994 Revised Edition).

  20. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Administration of Muslim Law (Amendment) Act 1999 (No. 20 of 1999).

    Adoption: 1999-04-30 | SGP-1999-L-53150

    Amends the Muslim Law Act (C. 3 1985 revised edition) to provide for the continuance of the function of the Majlis Ugama Islam, which shall administer Muslim religious matters. Also makes amendments regarding divorce and adds a new Third Schedule on financial provisions relating to trust, wakaf, nazar and mosque.

  21. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Environmental Pollution Control Act (Chapter 94A) (Act No. 9 of 1999). - Singapore Statutes Online

    Adoption: 1999-04-01 | SGP-1999-L-75448

    An Act to consolidate the laws relating to environmental pollution control.

  22. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules of Court (Amendment) Rules 1998 (No. S. 425).

    Adoption: 1998-07-30 | Date of entry into force: 1998-09-01 | SGP-1998-R-50984

    Miscellaneous amendments to the Rules of Court.

  23. Singapore - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 1998 (No. 11 of 1998).

    Adoption: 1998-03-27 | SGP-1998-C-50147

    Amendments regarding the Education Service Commission and the Police and Civil Defence Services Commission.

  24. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Muslim Marriage and Divorce (Amendment No. 3) Rules.

    Adoption: 1997-10-01 | Date of entry into force: 1997-11-01 | SGP-1997-R-48092

    Rules regarding appeals. Amends the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Rules and made under the Administration of Muslim Law Act (Chapter 3).

  25. Singapore - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 1997 (No. 1 of 1997).

    Adoption: 1997-08-13 | SGP-1997-C-50642

    Increases the number of Nominated Members of Parliament from six to nine.

  26. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    People's Association (Community Development Councils) Rules 1997 (No. S 162).

    Adoption: 1997-03-31 | SGP-1997-R-47023

    Permits the Board of Management of the Association to designate an area as a District and appoint in such a District a Community Development Council. The Council shall plan and develop community and infrastructure projects, administer social assistance schemes, and work with social workers and voluntary groups to assist the disabled and other disadvantaged persons. Made under the People's Association Act.

  27. Singapore - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 1996 (No. 41 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-10-31 | SGP-1996-C-50641

    Amendments regarding the procedure to amend the Constitution and the President's veto power. If the President is submitted a Bill and does not act on it in 30 days, it shall be deemed to have his assent.

  28. Singapore - General provisions - Miscellaneous (circular, directive, legal notice, instruction, etc.)

    Internet Code of Practice (No. 2400).

    Adoption: 1996-07-15 | SGP-1996-M-44871

    Internet providers shall use their best effort to ensure that nothing appears in the Internet which is against public interest, especially contents which, inter alia, "bring the Government of Singapore into hatred or contempt;" "denigrate or satirise any race or religious group;" "promote religious deviations or occult practices such as Satanism;" "are pornographic" or "depict or propagate sexual perversions such as homosexuality, lesbianism, and paedophilia." Made under the Singapore Broadcasting Authority Act (Chapter 297).

  29. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Immigration (Amendment No. 4) Regulations 1996 (No. S 167).

    Adoption: 1996-04-11 | Date of entry into force: 1996-04-19 | SGP-1996-R-44066

    Technical amendment to the Immigration Regulations.

  30. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Bankruptcy Act 1995 (No. 15 of 1995). - Singapore Statutes Online

    Adoption: 1995-04-12 | SGP-1995-L-44071

    Provides comprehensive rules regarding bankruptcy of individuals or individual partners in a firm.

  31. Singapore - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 1995 (No. 7 of 1995).

    Adoption: 1995-03-16 | SGP-1995-C-44033

    Replaces Art. 114 relating to pension funds for public servants.

  32. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules of the Supreme Court (Amendment) Rules 1995 (No. S 39 of 1995)

    Adoption: 1995-01-20 | Date of entry into force: 1995-01-27 | SGP-1995-R-40196

    Inserts, inter alia, a new Order 69A concerning the International Arbitration Act, 1994 and a new Order 87A concerning the Patents Act, 1994.

  33. Singapore - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment No. 2) Act 1994 (No. 17 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-09-14 | SGP-1994-C-38751

    Grants the President the power to refer questions regarding the interpretation of the Constitution to a tribunal of not less than three Judges of the Supreme Court. Personnel boards may be established to exercise the powers and functions of the Public Service Commission, the Education Service Commission and the Police and Civil Defence Services Commission. Sets out various Oaths of Office, and provides for related matters.

  34. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Copyright (Amendment) Act 1994 (No. 14 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-09-14 | SGP-1994-L-38752

  35. Singapore - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment No. 2) Act 1994 (No. 17 of 1994).

    Adoption: 1994-09-14 | SGP-1994-C-44032

    Various amendments. Inter alia, inserts a new Article 100 establishing a special tribunal of no less than 3 judges of the Supreme Court to render opinions on constitutional issues.

  36. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules of the Subordinate Courts (Amendment) Rules 1994 (No. S 260 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-05-18 | Date of entry into force: 1994-07-01 | SGP-1994-R-37710

    Inserts, inter alia, a new Order 3A relating to general powers of the court and a new Order 14A concerning disposal of case on point of law. Made under the Subordinate Courts Act.

  37. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules of the Supreme Court (Amendment) Rules, 1994 (No. S 194 of 1994)

    Adoption: 1994-04-18 | Date of entry into force: 1994-05-02 | SGP-1994-R-37061

    Inserts a new Order 14A relating to disposal of case on point of law. Other amendments include, inter alia, leave to appeal against or judgment by judge, record of appeal and appellant's case, preparation of cases, expedited appeals and applications and dispensation of service. Made under the Supreme Court of Judicature Act.

  38. Singapore - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 1994 (No. 5 of 1994).

    Adoption: 1994-03-26 | SGP-1994-C-44031

    Inserts a new section 111A relating to grades in the civil service.

  39. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Companies Act (Chapter 50 of 1994) - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1994 | SGP-1994-L-70983

  40. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules of the Supreme Court (Amendment No. 3) Rules 1993 (No. S 471 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-11-29 | Date of entry into force: 1993-11-30 | SGP-1993-R-35702

    Rules in respect of confiscation of benefits in drug trafficking cases.

  41. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules of the Supreme Court (Amendment No. 2) Rules 1993 (No. S 278 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | SGP-1993-R-35083

    Substitutes Order 11 of the Rules of the Supreme Court concerning service of process out of Singapore; inserts a new Order 22A relating to offer to settle and inserts a new Order 26A dealing with interrogatories before action. Made under the Supreme Court Adjudicature Act (Chapter 322)

  42. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules of the Subordinate Courts (Amendment No. 2) Rules 1993 (No. S 279 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-06-30 | Date of entry into force: 1993-07-01 | SGP-1993-R-35084

    Substitutes Order 11 of the Rules of the Subordinate Courts concerning service of process out of Singapore; inserts a new Order 22A relating to offer to settle; substitutes Order 26 dealing with interrogatories and inserts a new Order 26A concerning interrogatories before action. Made under the Subordinate Courts Act (Chapter 321).

  43. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Presidential Elections (Posters and Banners) Regulations 1993 (No. S 182 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-05-10 | Date of entry into force: 1993-05-14 | SGP-1993-R-34681

    Sets out the form in which permits to display posters and banners during presidential elections may be issued. Made under the Presidential Elections Act.

  44. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Subordinate Courts (Amendment) Act 1993 (No. 15 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-04-28 | SGP-1993-L-33808

    Amendments concerning authorisation of solicitor to act as bailiff, jurisdiction of court, powers of District Courts, references of constitutional questions to the High Court and related matters.

  45. Singapore - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 1993 (No. 17 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-04-28 | SGP-1993-C-33810

    Amendments in respect of the composition of the Supreme Court, and its relationship to the High Court.

  46. Singapore - General provisions - Constitution

    Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 1993 (No. 17 of 1993).

    Adoption: 1993-04-28 | SGP-1993-C-44030

    Amends provisions relating to Supreme Court and High Court judges.

  47. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Small Claims Tribunals (Amendment) Rules 1993 (No. S 32 of 1993)

    Adoption: 1993-01-28 | Date of entry into force: 1993-03-01 | SGP-1993-R-33785

    Provides for rules in respect of appeals to small claims tribunals against orders of registrars. Made under the Small Claims Tribunals Act (Chapter 308).

  48. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Rules of the Supreme Court (Amendment) Rules 1992 (No. S 515 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-12-05 | Date of entry into force: 1993-01-02 | SGP-1992-R-32364

    Provides for rules in respect of interrogatories, official shorthand notes and summary proceedings for possession of land. Made under the Supreme Court of Judicature Act.

  49. Singapore - General provisions - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Small Claims Tribunals (Amendment) Rules 1992 (No. S 454 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-10-19 | Date of entry into force: 1992-11-01 | SGP-1992-R-31901

    Amendments concerning the definition of "consumer" for the purpose of fees to be paid when lodging complaints.

  50. Singapore - General provisions - Law, Act

    Small Claims Tribunals (Amendment) Act 1992 (No. 31 of 1992)

    Adoption: 1992-10-17 | SGP-1992-L-33009

    Provides for rules in respect of records of the tribunal, appeals of decisions, and employees to represent the Town Council.

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