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REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
GOVERNMENT GAZETTE
ACTS SUPPLEMENT
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NO. 15] [2010

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 26th April 2010 and assented to by the President on 10th May 2010:—
Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 2010

(No. 9 of 2010)


I assent.

S R NATHAN
President.
10th May 2010.
Date of Commencement: 1st July 2010
An Act to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (1999 Reprint).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 2010 and shall come into operation on such date as the President may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of Article 9
2.  Article 9(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (referred to in this Act as the Constitution) is amended by inserting, immediately after the words “be produced before a Magistrate”, the words “, in person or by way of video-conferencing link (or other similar technology) in accordance with law,”.
Amendment of Article 39
3.  Article 39(1) of the Constitution is amended by deleting the words “not exceeding 6” in paragraph (b) and substituting the words “not exceeding 9”.
Amendment of Third Schedule
4.  Section 18 of the Third Schedule to the Constitution is amended by deleting subsection (2).
Amendment of Fourth Schedule
5.  Section 1 of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution is amended —
(a)
by deleting subsection (1); and
(b)
by deleting the words “has so resolved under subsection (1)” in subsection (2) and substituting the words “first sits after any General Election”.
Saving
6.  Section 4 shall have effect in relation to every application for citizenship that is made before the date of commencement of that section and pending on that date.