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Preamble

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II GENERAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO INTERNAL SECURITY

Chapter I — Prohibition of organisations and associations of a political or quasi-military character and uniforms, etc.

Chapter II — Powers of preventive detention

Chapter III — Special powers relating to subversive publications, etc.

Chapter IV — Control of entertainments and exhibitions

Chapter V — Other powers for the prevention of subversion

Chapter VI — Miscellaneous

Part III SPECIAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO SECURITY AREAS

Chapter I — Proclamation of security areas

Chapter II — Powers relating to preservation of public security

Chapter III — Offences relating to security areas

Chapter IV — Powers of police and others

Chapter V — General

Chapter VI — Power to make regulations

Part IV MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

FIRST SCHEDULE Laws against which suspected offenders may be forcibly arrested

SECOND SCHEDULE Specified laws

THIRD SCHEDULE Essential services

Legislative History

 
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On 13/12/2017, you requested the version in force on 13/12/2017 incorporating all amendments published on or before 13/12/2017. The closest version currently available is that of 02/01/2011.
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Chapter IV —
Powers of police and others
Arrest
65.
—(1)  Any police officer may without warrant arrest any person suspected of the commission of an offence under this Part.
(2)  The powers conferred upon a police officer by subsection (1) may be exercised by any member of the security forces, by any person performing the duties of a guard or watchman in a protected place, and by any other person generally authorised in that behalf by the Commissioner of Police.
Powers of search
66.
—(1)  When on duty any police officer or any member of the security forces or any person who is authorised in writing to do so by the officer in charge of a division, may without warrant and with or without assistance stop and search any vehicle, vessel, train, aircraft or individual, whether in a public place or not, if he suspects that any article or material being evidence of the commission of an offence under this Part is likely to be found in such vehicle, vessel, train, aircraft or on such individual, and may seize any article or material so found.
(2)  When on duty any police officer of or above the rank of corporal or any member of the security forces of or above the rating or rank of leading rate or non-commissioned officer (as the case may be) or any person authorised in writing to do so by the officer in charge of a division may without warrant and with or without assistance enter and search any premises or place if he suspects that any article or material being evidence of the commission of any offence under this Part is likely to be found on such premises or place and may seize any article or material so found.
(3)  No woman shall be searched under this section except by a woman.
Power to dispense with death inquiries
67.  Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any written law, in any security area —
(a)
a Coroner may dispense with the holding of a death inquiry on the dead body of any police officer or of any member of the security forces;
(b)
where the Coroner responsible for holding a death inquiry upon the body of any person is satisfied that such person has been killed in a security area as a result of operations by the police or by the security forces for the purpose of suppressing organised violence, the Coroner may dispense with the holding of a death inquiry on the body of such person.
Medical officers of armed forces to be regarded as pathologist or medical practitioner under supervision of pathologist
68.  The provisions of the Coroners Act 2010 shall, in respect of any inquiries into any death in any security area, have effect as if reference therein to a pathologist, or a medical practitioner under the supervision of a pathologist, included reference in each case to a medical officer of the Singapore Armed Forces when acting in the course of his duty:
Provided that no such medical officer of the Singapore Armed Forces shall, without his consent, be required by any order or otherwise to perform a post-mortem examination of any body.
[15/2010 wef 02/01/2011]