15. Any person who, for any purpose connected with this Act —
knowingly makes any false statement to the Minister or an authorised officer or to the auditor or a person authorised by him; or
produces or furnishes or causes or knowingly allows to be produced or furnished to the Minister or an authorised officer or to the auditor or a person authorised by him, any document which he knows to be false in a material particular,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000.
[LLEFA 2000 Ed., s. 14]
—(1) Where an offence under this Act committed by a body corporate is proved —
to have been committed with the consent or connivance of an officer; or
to be attributable to any neglect on his part,
the officer as well as the body corporate shall be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
(2) Where the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, subsection (1) shall apply in relation to the acts and defaults of a member in connection with his functions of management as if he were a director of the body corporate.
(3) Where an offence under this Act committed by a partnership is proved —
to have been committed with the consent or connivance of a partner; or
to be attributable to any neglect on his part,
the partner as well as the partnership shall be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
(4) Where an offence under this Act committed by an unincorporated association (other than a partnership) is proved —
to have been committed with the consent or connivance of an officer of the unincorporated association or a member of its governing body; or
to be attributable to any neglect on the part of such an officer or member,
the officer or member as well as the unincorporated association shall be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
(5) In this section —
“body corporate” includes a limited liability partnership;
in relation to a body corporate, means any director, partner, member of the committee of management, chief executive, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate and includes any person purporting to act in any such capacity; or
in relation to an unincorporated association (other than a partnership), means the president, the secretary, or any member of the committee of the unincorporated association, or any person holding a position analogous to that of president, secretary or member of a committee and includes any person purporting to act in any such capacity;
“partner” includes a person purporting to act as a partner.
—(1) The Minister or any authorised officer may, in his discretion, compound any offence under this Act which is prescribed as a compoundable offence by collecting from a person reasonably suspected of having committed the offence a sum not exceeding $500.
(2) On payment of such sum of money, no further proceedings shall be taken against such person in respect of such offence.
(3) The Minister may make regulations to prescribe the offences which may be compounded.
[LLEFA 2000 Ed., s. 16]
18. The Minister may make such regulations as are necessary or expedient for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, and in particular, the regulations may —
prescribe the procedure for payments out of the ComCare Fund;
provide for matters relating to applications for funds, financial assistance or incentives;
prescribe the procedure of the Council; and
prescribe anything which may be prescribed under this Act.
[LLEFA 2000 Ed., s. 17]
—(1) On the transfer date —
the undertaking of the trust known as the Community Assistance Fund and registered under the Charities Act (Cap. 37) shall be transferred to and become, by virtue of this section and without further assurance, the undertaking of the Government; and
any balance of moneys in the Community Assistance Fund as at that date shall be transferred to the ComCare Fund as capital moneys.
(2) The Community Assistance Fund shall be terminated 14 days after the transfer date.
(3) In this section —
“transfer date” means such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette*, appoint;
* The transfer date is 2nd February 2006 — vide S 674/2005.
“undertaking” means all the lands, buildings and other property (whether movable or immovable and whether tangible or intangible) vested in the trust known as the Community Assistance Fund immediately before the transfer date and all assets, powers, rights, interests, privileges, debts, liabilities and obligations connected therewith.
(4) For the avoidance of doubt, any such reference to rights and liabilities comprised in the undertaking of the Community Assistance Fund is a reference to such rights to which the Fund is entitled or, as the case may be, such liabilities to which the Fund is subject.