—(1) No person shall act as an officer of a registered society or a branch thereof if —
he has, while being a member of a society, been convicted for an offence involving the unlawful expenditure of the funds of the society; or
he has been declared, in writing, by the Minister to be unfit to act as an officer of a society by reason of any conviction for a criminal offence other than that specified in paragraph (a), unless the written permission of the Minister to so act is first obtained.
(2) Any person who acts in contravention of this section shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $3,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
[15/2004 wef 01/09/2004]