10. The Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters Act 2000 (Act 12 of 2000) is amended by inserting, immediately after section 44, the following section:
—(1) The Minister may make regulations for the provision by Singapore of assistance in criminal matters to such international criminal tribunal as may be prescribed in order to discharge or facilitate the discharge of any obligation binding on Singapore by virtue of its being a member of an international organisation or a party to an international agreement.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations may —
provide for the application of the provisions of Part III to the international criminal tribunal subject to such modifications as may be specified in the regulations, including the provision of different or additional grounds for refusing assistance, providing assistance in respect of different offences, and a different manner of providing any form of assistance;
notwithstanding the provisions of the Act, provide for forms of assistance other than those set out in Part III, including assistance by way of arresting any accused person, keeping him in custody and surrendering him to the international criminal tribunal;
confer and impose on authorised officers powers and duties which may be necessary or expedient for the purpose of providing any assistance; and
provide that any person who contravenes the regulations shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment not exceeding 12 months or to both.”.