Persons of unsound mind
—(1) Where it appears to the court that any debtor, creditor or other person who may be affected by any proceedings under the Act or these Rules is a person of unsound mind not so found by inquisition (referred to in this rule as the person of unsound mind), the court may appoint such person as it thinks fit to appear for, represent or act for and in the name of the person of unsound mind, either generally, or for the purpose of any particular application or proceeding or in the exercise of any particular rights and powers which the person of unsound mind might have exercised if he had been of sound mind.
(2) The court may make the appointment —
of its own motion; or
upon application made by any person who has been duly appointed by any court to manage the affairs or property of, or to represent the person of unsound mind, or by any relative or friend of the person of unsound mind who appears to the court to be a proper person to make the application or by the Official Assignee or the trustee, as the case may be.
(3) The application may be made ex parte and without notice, but the court may —
require such notice of the application as it thinks necessary to be given to the Official Assignee or the trustee, the petitioning creditor, the person alleged to be a person of unsound mind, or any other person; and
may adjourn the hearing of the application to enable the notice to be given.
(4) The application shall be supported by an affidavit of a registered medical practitioner as to the medical condition of the person of unsound mind except that an application made by the Official Assignee may be supported by a report made by him.
(5) Any notice served on or given to a person appointed under this rule shall have the same effect as if the notice had been served on or given to the person of unsound mind.
—(1) Where a bankrupt intends to apply for leave to act as director or take part in the management of a company under section 148 of the Companies Act (Cap. 50), he shall serve upon the Official Assignee a copy each of the application and the affidavit in support thereof not less than 28 days before the date of the hearing.
(2) The Official Assignee shall make a report to the court not less than 7 days before the day fixed for the hearing.
—(1) All notices requiring publication in the Gazette shall be so published at the expense of the estate.
(2) An order or notice which has been amended or altered after publication in the Gazette, or which has been wrongly or inaccurately published, shall be re-published in the Gazette with the appropriate amendments at the expense of the estate or otherwise, as the court may direct