PUBLIC OFFICERS WITH POLICE POWERS
—(1) The Minister may appoint such number of persons to be Commercial Affairs Officers as he may think fit.
(2) A Commercial Affairs Officer may investigate any suspected offence which appears to him to have been committed under any written law.
(3) For the purposes of subsection (2) —
a Commercial Affairs Officer shall have all the powers of investigation conferred on police officers in relation to the investigation of offences under the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68) or under such other written law as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, prescribe, and shall be deemed to be an officer not below the rank of inspector; and
section 25 shall apply to a Commercial Affairs Officer as if he were a police officer.
(4) The Commissioner may, in his discretion, confer on one or more Commercial Affairs Officers as he may determine the powers of an Assistant Superintendent of Police under such written law as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, prescribe.
(5) Apart from this section and section 25, this Act shall not apply to a Commercial Affairs Officer.
[Police Force 1985 Ed., s. 58A]
—(1) An intelligence officer shall be —
deemed to be a police officer for the purposes of any written law and shall have the powers, protection and immunities of a police officer of a rank corresponding to his grade;
entitled to such protection and privilege under section 25 as if he were a police officer; and
(2) Section 25 shall apply, with the necessary modifications, to an intelligence officer as if the references in that section to a police officer were references to an intelligence officer.
(3) Apart from this section and section 25, this Act shall not apply to any intelligence officer.
(4) In this section, “intelligence officer” means —
a public officer who is appointed to the Intelligence Service; or
a person who is employed by the Internal Security Department,
and who is designated by the Minister as an intelligence officer for the purposes of this section.
[Police Force 1985 Ed., s. 58B]