—(1) Unless the Minister otherwise directs, the Attorney-General shall cause a notice to be given to the Minister of every Singapore request and foreign request.
(2) A notice under subsection (1) shall —
in the case of a Singapore request, be given before the request is made;
in the case of a foreign request, be given as soon as reasonably practicable after receipt of the request and before the request is processed; and
be accompanied by —
a copy of the request;
copies of all relevant documents;
a summary of the material facts supporting the request; and
such other matters and information as may be required by the Minister.
(3) Upon receipt of a notice under subsection (1), the Minister may, if he thinks that —
the taking of any action in relation to a Singapore request or foreign request is in the interests of the sovereignty, security or public order of Singapore, instruct the Attorney-General to take such action, and the Attorney-General shall comply with such instruction;
the taking of any action in relation to a Singapore request or foreign request is against the interests of the sovereignty, security or public order of Singapore, instruct the Attorney-General not to take such action, and the Attorney-General shall, notwithstanding the provisions of this Act, comply with such instruction.
(4) Where a foreign request has been complied with, the Attorney-General shall, if the Minister so requires, provide the Minister with particulars of any evidence, documents or other assistance provided pursuant to the request.
—(1) Subject to sections 13, 31 and 32 and the rules of law relating to the admissibility of evidence, any document that is obtained, provided, or produced pursuant to a request made under this Act and that is duly authenticated is admissible in evidence in any criminal proceedings.
(2) A document is duly authenticated for the purposes of subsection (1) if —
it purports to be signed or certified by a judge, magistrate, or official in or of a foreign country; and
it is verified by the oath of a witness, or of an official of the government of that country; or
it purports to be sealed with an official or public seal of that country or of a Minister of State, or of a department or official of the government, of that country.
(3) Nothing in this section prevents the proof of any matter, or the admission in evidence of any document, in accordance with any other provision of this Act or any other law of Singapore.
43. The Attorney-General may delegate to a public officer any of his powers under this Act.
—(1) The Minister may make such regulations as are necessary or expedient to give full effect to or for carrying out the provisions of this Act.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations may be made —
to prescribe anything that is required or permitted to be prescribed under this Act; and
to provide that any person who contravenes the regulations 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 12 months or to both.
—(1) The Minister may make regulations for the provision by Singapore of assistance in criminal matters to such international criminal tribunal as may be prescribed in order to discharge or facilitate the discharge of any obligation binding on Singapore by virtue of its being a member of an international organisation or a party to an international agreement.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), regulations may —
provide for the application of the provisions of Part III to the international criminal tribunal subject to such modifications as may be specified in the regulations, including the provision of different or additional grounds for refusing assistance, providing assistance in respect of different offences, and a different manner of providing any form of assistance;
notwithstanding the provisions of the Act, provide for forms of assistance other than those set out in Part III, including assistance by way of arresting any accused person, keeping him in custody and surrendering him to the international criminal tribunal;
confer and impose on authorised officers powers and duties which may be necessary or expedient for the purpose of providing any assistance; and
provide that any person who contravenes the regulations 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 12 months or to both.
46. Rules of Court may provide for the practice and procedure in relation to proceedings under this Act and the Schedule, including the summoning of witnesses, the production of documents, the taking of evidence on oath, the administering of oaths, the payment of expenses and allowances of witnesses.