—(1) Any telecommunication licensee aggrieved by —
any decision of the Authority in the exercise of any discretion vested in it by or under this Act; or
anything contained in any code of practice or standard of performance or in any direction of the Authority given under section 27,
may appeal to the Minister in the prescribed manner.
(2) Unless otherwise provided, where an appeal is lodged under this section, the decision, direction or other thing appealed against shall be complied with until the determination of the appeal.
(3) The Minister may determine an appeal under this section by confirming, varying or reversing any decision or direction of the Authority or by amending any code of practice or standard of performance.
(4) The decision of the Minister in any appeal shall be final.
70. A public telecommunication licensee shall not be liable in respect of any injury, loss or damage suffered by any person by reason of —
any failure to provide or delay in providing any telecommunication services or any equipment associated therewith or service ancillary thereto;
any failure, interruption, suspension or restriction of any telecommunication service or service ancillary thereto or delay of, or fault in, any communication by means of telecommunications;
any error in, or omission of, any information transmitted through telecommunications; or
any loss of secrecy in communication arising from the use of any telecommunication service,
which is due to the act or default of another person, or an accident or some other cause beyond the public telecommunication licensee’s control.
—(1) Unless otherwise expressly provided in this Act, any notice, order or document required or authorised by this Act or any regulations made thereunder to be given or served on any person, and any summons issued by a court in connection with any offence under this Act or any regulations made thereunder may be served on the person concerned —
by delivering it to the person or to some adult member or employee of his family at his last known place of residence;
by leaving it at his usual or last known place of residence or place of business in a cover addressed to him;
by affixing it to some conspicuous part of his last known place of residence;
by sending it by registered post addressed to the person at his usual or last known place of residence or place of business; or
where the person is a body corporate —
by delivering it to the secretary or other like officer of the body corporate at its registered or principal office; or
by sending it by registered post addressed to the body corporate at its registered or principal office.
(2) Any notice, order, document or summons sent by registered post to any person in accordance with subsection (1) shall be deemed to be duly served on the person to whom the letter is addressed at the time when the letter would, in the ordinary course of post, be delivered and in proving service of the same, it shall be sufficient to prove that the envelope containing the notice, order, document or summons was properly addressed, stamped and posted by registered post.
72. This Act shall not apply to the licensing of any broadcasting service or any broadcasting apparatus under the Singapore Broadcasting Authority Act (Cap. 297) except in respect of the regulation of any telecommunication system required for the operation of any broadcasting service or the approval of any broadcasting apparatus used in accordance with section 9.
73. The Minister may exempt any person or class of persons from all or any of the provisions of this Act.
—(1) The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations for any purpose for which regulations are required to be made under this Act and generally for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations for or with respect to all or any of the following matters:
the proficiency examinations, including the syllabi and the details thereof, for the certification of competency of individuals operating telecommunication services or for the grant of any licence by the Authority;
the classes and the conditions for the grant of licencesby the Authority;
in relation to cable detection work licences —
the class or classes of licences to be granted, the form and duration of those licences, the terms and conditions upon, and the circumstances in, which those licences may be granted, held, suspended, cancelled, altered, extended, renewed or replaced and the fees payable in respect thereof;
the qualifications and other requirements for applicants for such licences, the examination or testing of such applicants, the fees payable in respect of such examination or testing and the circumstances in and conditions on which an applicant may be exempted from such examination or testing; and
the duties and responsibilities of licensed cable detection workers;
the control and regulation of dealing in and use of telecommunication equipment;
the control and regulation of interference by radiowaves or electrical or other means to telecommunications in Singapore;
the control and regulation of installation, wiring, cabling and other types of works to be carried out on the telecommunication systems of a public telecommunication licensee.
—(1) Any scheme, contract, document, licence, permission or resolution prepared, made, granted or approved by the TAS in relation to telecommunication matters under the repealed Act shall, so far as it is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act and except as otherwise expressly provided in this Act or in any other written law, continue and be deemed to have been prepared, made, granted or approved by the Authority under the corresponding provisions of this Act.
(2) Any subsidiary legislation made under the repealed Act or any other written law relating to telecommunication matters and in force immediately before 1st December 1999 shall, so far as it is not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act, continue in force as if made under this Act until it is revoked or repealed by subsidiary legislation made under this Act.