106. Any person who assaults, obstructs, threatens, abuses, insults or intimidates a person carrying out or performing his duties or functions under this Act shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
107. Where a body corporate commits an offence against this Act or the regulations —
the managing director, manager, or other governing officer, by whatever name called, and every member of the governing body thereof, by whatever name called; and
every person who manages or acts or takes part in the management, administration, or government of the business of the body corporate,
shall be deemed also to have committed the offence jointly with the body corporate and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly unless he proves that the offence was committed without his consent or connivance and that he exercised such diligence to prevent the commission of the offence as he ought to have exercised having regard to the nature of his function in that capacity and to all the circumstances.
108. A person who, during a state of emergency or a state of civil defence emergency is absent from his usual employment by reason of carrying out duties in connection with civil defence measures in any capacity whatsoever, shall not be liable for dismissal, loss of vacation leave, or other benefits to which he may be entitled under the industrial award or agreement applicable to his usual employment, by reason only of his absence on those duties, whether or not his usual employer has consented to his absence.
109. Members of the Force shall be deemed to be public servants for the purposes of the Penal Code (Cap. 103).
—(1) The Commissioner may from time to time make such orders not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or the regulations to be called “Civil Defence General Orders” as he may consider necessary or expedient to provide for —
conduct and discipline and the regulation and carrying out of punishment;
classifications and promotions;
instructions and examinations;
inspections, drill, parades, training and exercises;
civil defence services and duties of every description and the manner in which they shall be carried out;
the institution and maintenance of common rooms and canteens;
the manner and form of reports, correspondence and other records; and
such other matters as may be necessary and expedient for rendering the Force efficient in the discharge of its duties and for carrying out the purposes of this Act.
(2) A commanding officer may issue orders of a routine nature to be called “Standing Orders” and any directives not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act or the Civil Defence General Orders for the control, direction and information of the members of the Force in his command.
(3) It shall not be necessary to publish any Civil Defence General Orders, Standing Orders or directives in the Gazette.
111. The Government shall be liable to pay compensation in respect of the loss of life of, or injury to, a person that occurs while that person is —
engaged in civil defence measures under the authority of the Commissioner; or
participating in training for civil defence measures under the control of the Commissioner or a person acting under the authority of the Commissioner,
at the rates prescribed by the regulations and paid out of the Consolidated Fund.
112. No action or proceeding shall lie or be brought against the Government, any officer or servant of the Government, a member of the Force or any other person acting under any direction given or purported to be given under this Act in respect of anything done or omitted to be done in good faith under and for the purposes of this Act during a state of civil defence emergency or a state of emergency.
—(1) During a state of emergency or a state of civil defence emergency, the Minister may by declaration mobilise all or any of the auxiliary members for continuous full-time service.
(2) A declaration under subsection (1) shall be published in the Gazette as soon as possible.
(3) Whenever an auxiliary member is mobilised for continuous full-time service, such member shall be bound to render continuous full-time service for such period as the Minister directs until the publication of a declaration in the Gazette notifying that the employment of auxiliary members on continuous full-time service is no longer required.
(4) Auxiliary members mobilised for continuous full-time service shall be paid such salaries and allowances as are prescribed or provided for by regulations.
114. Section 14 of the Government Proceedings Act (Cap. 21) shall apply to members of the Force including any person serving as an auxiliary member of the Force.
—(1) The Minister may make regulations, not inconsistent with this Act, for carrying out or giving effect to the provisions of this Act.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the regulations may provide for all or any of the following matters:
the manner in which, and conditions subject to which, persons are to be enlisted in the Force;
the administration and organisation of the Force;
ranks of officers and servicemen;
the suspension from duty of members suspected of committing a service offence or an offence under any other written law;
the practice and procedure to be adopted by disciplinary officers when dealing with charges of service offences under this Act;
detention barracks for members of the Force sentenced to detention;
the classification, treatment, employment, discipline and control of members serving sentences of detention or in custody;
the establishment and administration of any association for the welfare of members and the control of the funds of any such association and the collection from members thereof of subscriptions thereto;
the control of public lighting during civil defence drills;
reimbursements for or payments to members;
the payment of compensation in respect of death and physical injury suffered by any member of the Force or by a member of the public in the course of being trained in civil defence measures or taking part in civil defence measures or drills;
the assessment and payment of remuneration for work done and services rendered and compensation payable in respect of loss of or damage to property in consequence of the exercise of the powers conferred by or under this Act including the determination of objections made against the assessment of such remuneration or compensation;
the administration of the Fund;
the convening of boards of inquiry;
the instruction of members of the public in civil defence and to equip them for the purposes of civil defence;
the provision, storage and maintenance of essential foodstuff and equipment for the purposes of civil defence;
the imposition of controls or prohibitions on lighting in any area or place for the purposes of civil defence.
116. The Civil Defence Act (Cap. 228) is repealed.