—(1) The Committee of Management hereinafter mentioned shall within one month after the ninth day of March, 1933, cause to be inserted for not less than two consecutive weeks in at least two of the Chinese daily newspapers circulating in Singapore notices inviting persons eligible to become members of the Corporation to apply for registration as members of the Corporation, and when and as often as application for membership shall be received or within a reasonable time thereafter the Committee of Management shall consider the same and shall elect to be members of the Corporation such applicants for membership as they shall in their absolute discretion consider desirable to elect.
(2) No person shall be eligible for membership of the Corporation unless at the time of his application for membership —
he has attained the age of 21 years and has ordinarily resided in Singapore for not less than two years and is a member of the Teochew Community of or originating from one of the said Eight Districts; and unless
he fills up and signs a declaration in the form set forth in the First Schedule.
(3) If any applicant for membership whose application shall be rejected by the Committee of Management shall enquire the reasons for such rejection, the Committee of Management may, but shall not be bound to, state such reasons.
(4) No applicant for membership whose application shall be rejected by the Committee of Management shall be entitled again to apply for membership of the Corporation until the expiration of six months from the date of his previous application.
(5) The Committee of Management shall within one month after the ninth day of March, 1933, cause to be kept a Register of Members of the Corporation and to be inscribed therein the name, address and occupation of every person elected to be a member of the Corporation and the date of his election.