—(1) The Board shall be responsible for the administration of this Act subject to the general and special directions of the Minister.
(2) The Board may appoint a Controller of Weights and Measures and such other number of inspectors of weights and measures and other officers as it thinks necessary (under whatever title the Board may from time to time determine) for the purposes of this Act, who shall discharge their functions and duties, and exercise their powers, subject to the direction and control of the Board.
—(1) The Board may appoint any person to be an Authorised Verifier for the purposes of this Act and any subsidiary legislation made thereunder.
(2) Any person who desires to be appointed as an Authorised Verifier shall make an application for appointment to the Board in accordance with regulations made under this Act.
(3) No person shall —
engage in any work of an Authorised Verifier specified in this Act or any subsidiary legislation made thereunder; or
advertise or hold himself out or conduct himself in any way or by any means as a person who is authorised to act as an Authorised Verifier for any purpose under this Act or any subsidiary legislation made thereunder,
unless he has been appointed by the Board under subsection (1) as an Authorised Verifier.
(4) No Authorised Verifier shall, for the purposes of section 7A(3)(a), use any working standard or testing instrument which he knows or has reason to suspect is false or unjust.
(5) Any person who contravenes subsection (3) or (4) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both.
(6) Without prejudice to section 30, for the purposes of ensuring compliance by an Authorised Verifier with this Act or any subsidiary legislation made thereunder, an inspector may —
require the Authorised Verifier to produce within such period as the inspector may specify —
any working standard or testing instrument used by that Authorised Verifier for the purposes of section 7A(3)(a), and may examine and test such standard and instrument; and
any document in the possession or under the control of that Authorised Verifier, and may take copies of or extracts from any such document;
require the Authorised Verifier to furnish, within such period as the inspector may specify, such information or particulars as the inspector may require; and
enter and inspect any premises at which the Authorised Verifier carries out any inspection or testing of any weighing or measuring instrument or the affixing of any stamp or Accuracy Label on such instrument.
—(1) Subject to the production if so requested of his authority in writing, an inspector or a police officer may at all reasonable times —
inspect and test any weighing or measuring instrument which is, or which he has reasonable cause to believe to be, used for trade or in the possession of any person or upon any premises for such use;
inspect any goods to which any of the provisions of this Act or any subsidiary legislation made thereunder for the time being applies or which he has reasonable cause to believe to be such goods;
enter any premises at which he has reasonable cause to believe there to be any such instrument or goods, not being premises used only as a private dwelling-house.
(2) A police officer and an inspector subject to the production if so requested of the inspector’s authority in writing, may at any time seize and detain —
any article which he has reasonable cause to believe is liable to be forfeited under this Act; and
any document displayed with any goods offered or exposed for sale which relates to the price or quantity of the goods and which the inspector has reason to believe may be required as evidence in proceedings under this Act.
(3) An inspector entering any premises by virtue of this section may take with him such other persons and such instrument as may appear to him necessary.
(4) If any inspector or other person who enters any workplace by virtue of this section discloses to any person any information obtained by him in the workplace with regard to any manufacturing process or trade secret, he shall, unless the disclosure was made in the performance of his duty, be guilty of an offence.
—(1) Any police officer or inspector may arrest without warrant any person committing in his view or who he has reasonable cause to believe has committed an offence under this Act or any subsidiary legislation made thereunder.
(2) A person arrested under this section may be detained at any police station or at the office of the Controller to be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68) and shall not be detained longer than is necessary for bringing him before a Magistrate’s Court.
(3) An offence under this Act or any subsidiary legislation made thereunder shall be deemed to be a seizable offence for the purposes of the Criminal Procedure Code and an inspector may exercise any of the special powers relating to investigation of seizable offences conferred upon a police officer by that Code.
—(1) Where any person has supplied any weighing or measuring instrument which is, or which the Controller has reason to believe is, in contravention of this Act or any subsidiary legislation made thereunder, the Controller may require the person to effect a recall of any weighing or measuring instrument supplied by him.