—(1) There shall be a Board of Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public (referred to in this rule as the Board) appointed by the Senate which shall consist of —
a chairman who shall be a member of the Senate;
one judicial officer nominated by the Chief Justice;
one public officer nominated by the Minister for Law;
one advocate and solicitor nominated by the Law Society; and
(2) The Board shall have the power —
to appoint and reappoint commissioners for oaths and notaries public and to revoke or suspend existing appointments;
to inquire into complaints against persons alleged to have acted in breach of the conditions of their appointments as commissioners for oaths or notaries public and where appropriate to revoke or suspend their appointments;
to review the fees payable to commissioners for oaths and notaries public and, if the Board thinks fit, make recommendations to the Senate for amendments to such fees;
to make recommendations to the appropriate authority for the enactment of new legislation or the amendment of existing legislation in relation to all matters concerning commissioners for oaths and notaries public; and
to carry out such other duties as may be assigned by the Senate.
(3) [Deleted by S 498/2006 wef 22/08/2006]
(4) For the purpose of conducting inquiries under paragraph (2)(b), the Board may establish its own practice and regulate its own procedure.