—(1) Every society, not being a registered society, shall be deemed to be an unlawful society:
Provided that no society shall be deemed to be unlawful under this section if and so long as the Registrar is satisfied that —
it is organised wholly outside Singapore; and
does not carry on any activity in Singapore.
(2) Any person who manages or assists in the management of any unlawful society shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years.
(3) Any person who is or acts as a member of an unlawful society, or attends a meeting of an unlawful society, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both.
[15/2004 wef 01/09/2004]
(4) Every offence under subsection (3) shall be deemed to be a non-bailable offence and a seizable case within the meaning of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68).