Chapter V —Other powers for the
prevention of subversion
—(1) Where any written law confers any power relating to any appointment upon any person, body or authority constituted under such law, the Minister may by order require that, before making any appointment, that person, body or authority shall submit to him —
a list of the names of the persons from whom such appointment will be made; and
such other information as may be specified in the order.
(2) Such person, body or authority shall not appoint or recruit any person whose appointment is in the opinion of the Minister prejudicial to the interests of Singapore.
(3) No person otherwise than in the course of his official duty shall disclose to any person any communication which he may have received from the Minister under subsection (2).
—(1) The Minister, if he is satisfied at any time that a school or educational institution is being used —
for a purpose detrimental to the interests of Singapore or of the public;
for the purpose of instruction detrimental to the interests of the public or of the pupils; or
as a meeting-place of an unlawful society,
and that the circumstances so require, may make an order closing such school or educational institution for such period, not exceeding 6 months at any one time, as may be specified in the order.
(2) The board of managers or governors of any school or educational institution, aggrieved by any order made under subsection (1), may within one month of the date of the order make an objection against such order to the President whose decision shall be final and shall not be called in question in any court.
(3) In this section —
“school” means —
a place where 10 or more persons are or are habitually taught, whether in one or more classes; or
in the case of a correspondence school, the place or places where instruction is prepared or where answers are examined or corrected,
but does not include any place where the teaching is of a purely religious character, or for a purely religious purpose;
“educational institution” means any place (including a school) where, in the carrying on of the work of any organisation or institution, persons are or are habitually taught, whether in one or more classes, except that it does not include any place where the teaching is of a purely religious character or for purely religious purposes.
—(1) Notwithstanding anything in any other written law, no person shall, on or after 1st August 1964, be admitted as a student to any institution of higher education to which this section applies unless he holds a certificate of suitability for admission thereto issued to him in accordance with subsection (2):
Provided that this subsection shall not apply to any person ordinarily resident outside Singapore whose admission to any such institution is recommended by any person or body designated for the purposes of this section by the Minister charged with the responsibility for education.
(2) Any person requiring a certificate of suitability for admission to any institution of higher education shall apply therefor in writing to the Director of Education; and the Director of Education, after making such enquiries as he may consider appropriate, shall issue the certificate unless there appear to him to be reasonable grounds for believing that the applicant, if admitted to the institution in question, would be likely to promote, or otherwise participate in, action prejudicial to the interests or security of Singapore or any part thereof.
(3) Any person whose application for a certificate under this section is refused may, at any time within the period of 28 days beginning with the date on which he is notified of the decision, appeal against it to the Minister; and on any such appeal, the Minister —
if he is satisfied of the existence of the grounds referred to in subsection (2), shall confirm the decision;
in any other case, shall direct the issue of a certificate.
(4) The decision of the Minister on any appeal under subsection (3) shall be final and shall not be called in question in any court.
(5) The institutions of higher education to which this section applies are as follows:
the National University of Singapore, the Singapore Polytechnic and the Ngee Ann Polytechnic;
any other institution of higher education which the Minister may designate for the purposes of this section by a notification in the Gazette;
and references in this section to a person’s admission as a student to any such institution are references to his registration or enrolment for attendance at any course of study provided by the institution.
—(1) The Minister may from time to time by order in writing forbid, except in accordance with the written permission of the Commissioner of Police or any police officer not below the rank of superintendent of police authorised in writing in that behalf by the Commissioner of Police first obtained —
the pupils, students, teachers or members;
any class of pupils, students, teachers or members; or
any named pupil, student, teacher or member,
of any school, college, educational institution or students’ union or association, as the case may be, specified in the order and situated or established outside Singapore to enter into or travel within Singapore as a group, or as one of a group of 5 or more such pupils, students, teachers or members, or, for the purpose of effecting as one of a group of such persons some common object within Singapore, otherwise to enter into or travel therein.
(2) The Commissioner of Police or any police officer authorised in writing by him in accordance with subsection (1) may grant permission under subsection (1) subject to such conditions (if any) as he may think fit to impose, and he may further require as a condition precedent thereto that a pupil, student, teacher or member to whom he proposes to grant such permission or the parent of a pupil, student or member or such other person as he, the Commissioner of Police, or such authorised police officer thinks satisfactory, shall furnish such security by bond or otherwise as the Commissioner of Police or such authorised police officer may think sufficient to secure the due observance and fulfilment of the conditions imposed.
(3) Where the Commissioner of Police has reason to believe —
that any person —
is a pupil, student, teacher or member affected by an order made under subsection (1);
has entered Singapore from a place outside and has not since the date of such entry continuously remained in Singapore for a period exceeding 3 months;
is not the holder of a valid identity card issued to him in Singapore in accordance with the provisions of any written law for the time being in force relating to identity cards and which bears an address within Singapore; and
has contravened or intends to contravene the provisions of any such order; or
the Commissioner of Police may by order in writing —
direct that such person be required to leave Singapore within such time as may be specified in the order and thereafter remain out of Singapore for a period of 6 months from the date of the service of the order upon him, or for such lesser period as the Commissioner of Police may specify; or
direct that such person be taken into custody and, as speedily as may be, conducted across the frontier, and that person may lawfully be detained for so long as may be necessary for his removal to take effect; and such person so removed shall remain out of Singapore for a period of 6 months from the date of his removal.
(4) Any person who contravenes or fails to obey any order made under this section or who commits a breach of any conditions imposed under subsection (2) shall be guilty of an offence.
(5) This section shall not operate to authorise the removal from Singapore of any person who is a citizen of Singapore ordinarily resident in Singapore.