9. The Police Force Act 2004 (Act 24 of 2004) is amended by repealing section 65 and substituting the following section:
—(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
deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of the Penal Code (Cap. 224) when carrying out his functions and duties as a police officer.
(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.”.