—(1) Where the Minister, after consulting the Committee, is of the opinion that a relevant event has occurred, could occur or would be likely to occur, the Minister may, from time to time, order the Singapore Armed Forces to be deployed for the relevant event for such period as may be specified in the order.
(2) For the purposes of this Part, the Prime Minister shall appoint a Committee consisting of such persons as he may appoint.
(3) Any order made under subsection (1) shall be published in the Gazette as soon as practicable after it is made unless, for reasons of urgency or national security, it would be impracticable or undesirable to do so.
(4) Any order made under subsection (1) shall specify ––
the circumstances to which the order relates;
the location or infrastructure to which, or the person to whom, the order relates;
the interest to be protected or threat to be averted, as the case may be;
the powers under subsection (9) which apply in relation to the order; and
the period for which the order shall be in force.
(5) An order made under subsection (1) shall not be invalid by reason that it does not specify one or more of the particulars in subsection (4), if the Minister is satisfied that it is impracticable or undesirable that such particulars be so specified.
(6) The Minister, after consulting the Committee, may at any time revoke or vary any order made under subsection (1).
(7) The Minister may make any order under subsection (1) without consulting the Committee if he is satisfied that ––
because of a sudden and extraordinary emergency, it is not practicable to do so; and
any of the circumstances specified in that subsection exists.
(8) An order made under subsection (1) by virtue of subsection (7) shall cease to be valid after the expiration of 72 hours from the time it was made, unless confirmed by the Committee.
(9) Subject to sections 201E and 201F, any serviceman deployed for duty in accordance with any order made under subsection (1) which is in force may, for the purposes of the relevant event for which he is deployed, do one or more of the following:
exercise any of the powers conferred on a police officer by sections 63 to 68 and 75 to 85 of the Criminal Procedure Code 2010 in like manner as if references in those provisions to ––
[15/2010 wef 02/01/2011]
a police officer were references to a serviceman;
the rank of “sergeant” were references to the rank of third sergeant or ME1 (depending on whether the holder of that rank is a military expert); and
[28/2009 wef 01/04/2010]
the rank of “inspector” were references to the rank of second lieutenant or ME4 (depending on whether the holder of that rank is an officer or a senior military expert);
[28/2009 wef 01/04/2010]
regulate, restrict, control or prohibit the use of any public road or public place;
erect or place barriers in or across any public road or street or in any public place and take all reasonable steps to prevent any vehicle being driven or ridden past any such barrier;
arrest, without warrant, any driver or rider of any vehicle who fails to comply with the signal of a police officer or serviceman requiring such person to stop the vehicle before reaching the barrier erected or placed under paragraph (c);
stop and search any person or vehicle, or enter and search any premises, if the serviceman has reasonable grounds for believing that any evidence of the commission or of the preparation for the commission of an offence under the Arms and Explosives Act (Cap. 13), the Arms Offences Act (Cap. 14) or the Corrosive and Explosive Substances and Offensive Weapons Act (Cap. 65) is likely to be found on such person or premises or in such vehicle, and may ––
disarm any such person;
seize any such evidence so found, any weapon, explosive or other dangerous device or substance and any article or material or accumulation thereof capable of being used for causing hurt if he has reasonable grounds for believing that it is intended or likely to be used for the purpose of causing hurt; and
seize any vehicle in which that evidence, weapon, explosive, dangerous device or substance, article or material is found.
(10) In this section, “relevant event” means ––
a terrorist attack in Singapore;
injury or threat to the life of such person as the Minister proposes to specify in the order to be made under subsection (1);
damage or disruption to the operation of such infrastructure as the Minister proposes to specify in the order to be made under subsection (1);
the taking of any hostage;
the unlawful carriage by land in or through Singapore of any weapon, explosive or other dangerous device or substance; or
such other event as the Prime Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, specify.
[25/2007 wef 01/08/2007]