4. Sections 152, 153 and 154 of the Copyright Act are repealed and the following sections substituted therefor:
—(1) Subject to this section, the president, a deputy president and any member of the panel shall hold office for such period as may be determined by the Minister at the time of their respective appointments and shall be eligible for re-appointment upon the expiry of their respective terms of office.
(2) The president, a deputy president or any member of the panel may at any time by notice in writing to the Minister resign his appointment.
(3) The Minister may terminate the appointment of the president, a deputy president or any member of the panel on the ground of his unfitness to continue in office or his incapacity to perform the duties thereof.
—(1) If during the course of any proceedings of a Tribunal being presided over by the president —
the president (referred to as the former president) is, by reason of illness, absence or any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office; and
the Minister appoints a new president to replace him,
the Tribunal shall be reconstituted accordingly and the new president shall preside over it in place of the former president.
(2) If during the course of any proceedings of a Tribunal —
the deputy president who has been designated by the president under section 151(2)(a) to preside over the Tribunal; or
a member of the panel who has been selected by the president under section 151(2)(b) to be a member of the Tribunal,
is, by reason of illness, absence or any other cause, unable to perform the duties of his office in relation to those proceedings, the president may reconstitute the Tribunal by doing any of the following, as the case requires:
preside over the Tribunal in place of the deputy president referred to in paragraph (a);
designate the other deputy president to preside over the Tribunal;
select any other member of the panel to replace that member referred to in paragraph (b).
(3) A Tribunal as reconstituted under subsection (1) or (2) —
may hear and determine the proceedings as have not been determined and in so hearing may have regard to the evidence given, the arguments adduced and any interim order made during any previous hearing; and
shall, if requested by all the parties to the proceedings, hear the proceedings afresh.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (1) or (2), any president, deputy president or member of the panel whose appointment expires during the course of any proceedings of a Tribunal over which he is then presiding or of which is a member shall, for the purpose of such proceedings and until their determination, be deemed to remain a president, deputy president or member of the Tribunal, as the case may be.