—(1) No registered society shall —
change its name or place of business; or
amend its rules,
without the prior approval in writing of the Registrar or an Assistant Registrar.
(2) If a registered society fails to comply with the requirement of subsection (1), the society and every officer of the society shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $3,000.
[15/2004 wef 01/09/2004]
(3) For the purposes of this section —
“amend” includes making a new rule and rescinding an existing rule; and
“rules” includes the aims and objects for which a society is formed, or which it may pursue, or for which its funds may be applied; the qualifications for membership and for the holding of any office; the method of appointment or election to any office; the rules by which the society is to be governed; and the method and manner by and in which any of the above matters may be amended.
(4) Any person aggrieved by the refusal of the Registrar or an Assistant Registrar to approve the change of name or place of business of a registered society or to amend its rules may within 30 days from the date of the decision appeal to the Minister whose decision shall be final.