—(1) The Authority shall have the exclusive right to the use of such symbol or representation as it may select or devise (referred to in this section as the Authority’s symbol) and thereafter display or exhibit in connection with its activities or affairs.
(2) A person who without the permission of the Authority uses a symbol or representation identical with that of the Authority’s symbol, or which so resembles the Authority’s symbol as to or be likely to deceive or cause confusion shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
—(1) The Authority or any employee thereof authorised by the Authority in that behalf may, for the purpose of obtaining statistical information, by notice require any person to furnish to the Authority or the employee so authorised, within such period as shall be specified in the notice, all such particulars or information relating to all such matters as may be required by the Authority and as are within knowledge of that person or in his custody or under his control.
(2) A notice issued under subsection (1) may be served in the following manner:
if the person on whom service is to be effected is in Singapore, the notice may be delivered to him or left with some adult member of his family (other than a servant) residing with him;
if the person on whom service is to be effected has an agent in Singapore, the notice may be delivered to the agent;
where service is to be effected on a firm, the notice may be served —
upon any one or more of the partners; or
at the principal place of business in Singapore of the person having at the time of service the control or management of the partnership business; and
where service is to be effected on a company or corporation, the notice may be —
left at the registered office, if any, of the company or corporation in Singapore;
delivered to any director, manager or secretary of the company or corporation in Singapore or to any person having, on behalf of the company or corporation, powers of control or management over the business, occupation, work or matter to which the notice relates; or
sent by registered post addressed to the company or corporation at its principal office wherever situated.
(3) Any person who on being required by notice under this section to furnish any particulars or information —
wilfully refuses or without lawful excuse (the proof of which lies on him) neglects to furnish the particulars or information within the time specified in the notice; or
wilfully furnishes or causes to be furnished any false particulars or information in respect of any matter specified in the notice requiring particulars or information to be furnished,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
—(1) No member, officer or employee of the Authority shall disclose any particulars or information furnished under section 44 which has been obtained by the member, officer or employee of the Authority in the performance of his duties or the exercise of his function except —
with the previous consent in writing of the person who furnished the particulars or information;
where the disclosure can be made without identifying that individual person;
information of a general nature which could be obtained from other sources; or
for the purposes of any proceedings for an offence under section 44(3) or this section.
(2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or to both.
46. Any person who obstructs or hinders an officer or agent of the Authority acting in the discharge of his duty under this Act or any regulations made thereunder shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 months or to both.
47. Any proceedings in respect of an offence under this Act or any regulations made thereunder may, with the authorisation of the Public Prosecutor, be conducted by an officer of the Authority or an officer of the Government authorised in writing in that behalf by the chief executive.
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48. No court shall try an offence under this Act or any regulations made thereunder except with the consent of the Public Prosecutor.
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49. Where the Authority provides a service to the public whereby information is supplied to the public on payment of a prescribed fee, neither the Authority nor any of its employees involved in the supply of such information shall be liable for any loss or damage suffered by members of the public by reason of any error or omission of whatever nature appearing therein or however caused if made in good faith and in the ordinary course of the discharge of the duties of such employees.
50. Where an offence under this Act or any regulations made thereunder is committed by a body corporate and it is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of or to be attributable to an act or default on the part of a director, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate, or a person who was purporting to act in any such capacity, he, as well as the body corporate, shall be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
51. All fines imposed for an offence under this Act or any regulations made thereunder shall be paid into the funds of the Authority.
—(1) The Authority may, in its discretion, compound any offence under this Act or any regulations made thereunder which is prescribed as a compoundable offence by collecting from a person reasonably suspected of having committed the offence a sum not exceeding $1,000.
(2) On payment of such sum of money, no further proceedings shall be taken against that person in respect of the offence.
(3) The Authority may, with the approval of the Minister, make regulations to prescribe the offences which may be compounded.
(4) All sums collected under this section shall be paid to the Authority.