—(1) There shall be deemed to be included in the list of offences in the First Schedule to the Extradition Act (Cap. 103) all hostage-taking offences.
(2) Subject to subsection (3), where no extradition treaty is in force between Singapore and a Convention country, a notification in the Gazette under section 4 of the Extradition Act may be made applying that Act as if there were an extradition treaty between Singapore and that country.
(3) Where the Extradition Act is applied under subsection (2), that Act shall have effect in relation to that country as if the only extradition crimes under that Act were the relevant offences of that country.
(4) Subsection (3) is without prejudice to any other notification made under section 4 of the Extradition Act.
(5) Where —
an extradition treaty is in force between Singapore and a Convention country; and
the treaty does not provide for the extradition of persons accused of or convicted of a relevant offence of that country,
(6) Where a notification referred to in subsection (5) is made, any limitation, condition, exception or qualification specified in any other notification made under section 4 of the Extradition Act, or in any Order in Council referred to in section 3 of that Act, in relation to that country shall, to the extent that it prevents the relevant offence from being considered an extradition crime in relation to that country, be disregarded in the application of that Act in relation to that country.
(7) For the purposes of the Extradition Act —
any act, wherever committed, which is a relevant offence of a Convention country in the case of which that Act has been applied by a notification in the Gazette made under section 4 of that Act, shall be deemed to be an offence within the jurisdiction of that country; and
any such offence shall be deemed not to be an offence of a political character.
(8) In this section, “relevant offence”, in relation to a Convention country, means an offence against the law of, or of part of, that country where the act or omission constituting the offence or the equivalent act or omission would, if it took place in Singapore —
constitute a hostage-taking offence; or
be such an offence if the description concerned contained a reference to any intent or state of mind on the part of the person committing the offence, or to any circumstance of aggravation, necessary to constitute the offence.
[T(SOF)A, s. 33]