—(1) A statutory declaration made in Singapore —
shall be in the form set out in the First Schedule; and
shall be made before a court, a person acting judicially, or a prescribed person.
(2) Subsection (1) is without prejudice to the provisions of any other written law conferring on any other person the power to take or receive a statutory declaration.
—(1) A statutory declaration made in the United Kingdom or any part of the Commonwealth other than Singapore shall be made before a notary public or justice of the peace of that country, or other person having authority under any law for the time being in force in that country to take or receive a declaration.
(2) A statutory declaration made in any place that is not part of the Commonwealth shall be made before a consul or vice consul or before any person having authority under any law for the time being in force in that place to take or receive a declaration.
—(1) Any person who —
makes in a statutory declaration a statement which is false, and which he knows or has reason to believe is false or does not believe to be true, touching any point material to the object for which the declaration is made or used; or
corruptly uses or attempts to use as true any statutory declaration made in or outside Singapore knowing the same to be false in any material point,
shall be guilty of an offence and —
if the person made the statutory declaration for use in any stage of a judicial proceeding or, as the case may be, used or attempted to use the statutory declaration in any stage of a judicial proceeding, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to 7 years and shall also be liable to a fine; or
in any other case, shall be punished with imprisonment which may extend to 3 years and shall also be liable to a fine.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1)(i) —
a trial before a subordinate military court within the meaning of the Singapore Armed Forces Act (Cap. 295) is a judicial proceeding; and
each of the following is treated as a stage of a judicial proceeding:
an investigation directed by law that is preliminary to a proceeding before a court, whether the investigation takes place before a court or otherwise;
an investigation directed by a court, and conducted under the authority of a court, whether the investigation takes place before a court or otherwise.
(3) Subsection (1)(a) shall apply to the making of a statutory declaration outside Singapore if the person knows or has reason to believe that the statutory declaration is intended to be used in Singapore; and such person may be dealt with as if the offence had been committed in Singapore.