Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II CONSTITUTION, PROCEDURE AND POWERS OF COURT

Jurisdiction

Procedure

Part III OFFICIAL ASSIGNEE

Part IV TRUSTEE IN BANKRUPTCY

Part V VOLUNTARY ARRANGEMENTS

Moratorium for insolvent debtor

Consideration and implementation of debtor’s proposal

Part VA DEBT REPAYMENT SCHEME

Division 1 — Preliminary

Division 2 — Proposal for debt repayment scheme

Division 3 — Commencement and administration of debt repayment scheme

Division 4 — Cessation of debt repayment scheme

Division 5 — Miscellaneous

Part VI PROCEEDINGS IN BANKRUPTCY

Bankruptcy applications and bankruptcy orders

Protection of debtor’s property

Part VII ADMINISTRATION IN BANKRUPTCY

Bankruptcy

Inquiry into bankrupt’s affairs, dealings and property

Proof of debts

Composition or scheme of arrangement

Effect of bankruptcy on antecedent transactions

Possession, control and realisation of bankrupt’s property

Distribution of property

Part VIII ANNULMENT AND DISCHARGE

Part IX DUTIES, DISQUALIFICATION AND DISABILITIES OF BANKRUPT

Part X BANKRUPTCY OFFENCES

Part XI MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

THE SCHEDULE Transitional Provisions and Savings

Legislative History

Comparative Table

Power to impound passport, etc., of bankrupt
116.
—(1)  The Official Assignee may, if he thinks it necessary for the purposes of ensuring that a bankrupt does not leave Singapore during the administration of his estate, issue a direction to the Controller of Immigration to request that the bankrupt be prevented from leaving Singapore.
(2)  Subject to any order issued or made under any written law relating to banishment or immigration, the Controller of Immigration shall pursuant to the direction under subsection (1) take, or cause to be taken by any immigration officer, such measures as may be necessary to prevent the bankrupt named in the direction from leaving Singapore, including the detention of the bankrupt’s passport, certificate of identity or travel document authorising the bankrupt to leave or enter Singapore.
(3)  Where the Controller of Immigration has detained the passport, certificate of identity or other travel document of a bankrupt under subsection (2), the Controller shall forthwith forward the passport, certificate of identity or travel document to the Official Assignee.
(4)  Notwithstanding subsections (1), (2) and (3), the Official Assignee may, if he thinks fit, detain any passport, certificate of identity or other travel document authorising the bankrupt to leave or enter Singapore.
(5)  The Official Assignee may, if he thinks fit, retain or return to the bankrupt the passport, certificate of identity or travel document forwarded to him by the Controller of Immigration under subsection (3) or detained by him under subsection (4).