—(1) Whenever the Minister declares that an immediate threat to public peace exists within Singapore or any part thereof, any police officer not below the rank of sergeant may command any assembly of 10 or more persons within Singapore to disperse and it shall thereupon be the duty of those persons to disperse accordingly and any person joining or continuing in any such assembly shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
(2) Any such declaration shall, but without prejudice to the making of a further declaration, remain in force for a period not exceeding 48 hours.
(3) In any prosecution under this section, a certificate signed by the Minister as to the date and time of the making of a declaration shall be admissible in evidence and shall not be called in question in any court.
—(1) A police officer not below the rank of sergeant may, without warrant and with or without assistance, enter and search any premises, stop and search any vehicle or individual, whether in a public place or not, if he suspects that any evidence of the commission of an offence is likely to be found on the premises or individual or in the vehicle, and may seize any evidence so found.
(2) Without prejudice to the provisions of any other written law, any police officer may, when on duty and on the authority of a police officer not below the rank of sergeant, stop, board and search any vessel not being or having the status of a ship of war and may remain on board so long as the vessel remains within the waters of Singapore.
(3) Any police officer searching a vessel under subsection (2) may seize any evidence found therein of the commission of any offence under the provisions of any written law for the time being in force.
(4) Any person resisting or hindering or in any way obstructing any police officer carrying out a search under this section shall be guilty of an offence.
15. Any subversive document seized under the provisions of this Act shall be destroyed or otherwise disposed of in such manner as the Commissioner of Police may order.
—(1) Any person who, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that another person is guilty of any offence included for the time being in the Second Schedule, fails to report the same to a police officer at the earliest possible opportunity shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years.
(2) Where any person is charged with an offence under subsection (1), the burden of proving that there was no opportunity of making a report to a police officer, or that such a report was, in fact, made by him at the earliest possible opportunity, shall lie on the accused.
—(1) Without prejudice to the operation of Chapter V and Chapter XXIII of the Penal Code (Cap.224), any person who attempts to commit, or does any act preparatory to the commission of an offence under this Act, shall be deemed to be guilty of that offence.
(2) No person, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that another person has committed an offence under this Act, shall give that other person any assistance with intent thereby to prevent, hinder or interfere with the apprehension, trial or punishment of that person for that offence.
18. Every offence under this Act, other than an offence under section 9, shall be seizable and non-bailable for the purposes of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap.68).
19. Where a person committing an offence under this Act is a company or other body corporate or any association of persons (whether incorporated or not), every director, manager, secretary, agent or other officer or person concerned with the management thereof shall, unless he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or consent, be deemed to be guilty of that offence.
20. If any person contravenes or fails to comply with any of the provisions of this Act, or any order or rule made under any of those provisions, or any direction given or requirement imposed under any of those provisions, or abets such contravention or failure, he shall be guilty of an offence and, subject to any special provisions in this Act, shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both.
21. Without prejudice to the jurisdiction of the High Court, a District Court shall have jurisdiction to try any offence under this Act and to impose therefor a fine not exceeding $5,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 5 years or both.
—(1) Where any person is charged with any offence under this Act, any statement, whether the statement amounts to a confession or not or is oral or in writing, made at any time, whether before or after the person is charged and whether in the course of a police investigation or not, by that person to or in the hearing of any police officer of or above the rank of sergeant shall, notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in any written law, be admissible at his trial in evidence and, if that person tenders himself as a witness, any such statement may be used in cross-examination and for the purpose of impeaching his credit.
(2) No statement referred to in subsection (1) shall be admissible or so used if the making of the statement appears to the court to have been caused by any inducement, threat or promise having reference to the charge against that person, proceeding from a person in authority and sufficient, in the opinion of the court, to give that person grounds which would appear to him reasonable for supposing that by making it he would gain any advantage or avoid any evil of a temporal nature in reference to the proceedings against him.
23. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in any written law, a court may order that the whole or any part of any trial before it for any offence under this Act shall be dealt with in camera if it is satisfied that it is expedient in the interests of justice or of public safety or security to do so.
—(1) A court may at any time order that no person shall publish the name, address or photograph of any witness in any case tried or about to be tried before it for an offence under this Act, or any evidence or any other thing likely to lead to the identification of any such witness.
(2) Any person who acts in contravention of any order made under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence.
—(1) The provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap.68) relating to the disposal of property the subject of offences shall apply to any article coming into the possession of an authority which the authority has reasonable ground for believing to be evidence of the commission of an offence under this Act, as they apply to property coming into the possession of the police, and in relation to any such article, shall have effect as if any reference therein to a police officer included a reference to an authority.
(2) For the purposes of this section, "authority" includes any public officer and any other person whomsoever having functions in connection with the operation of this Act.
(3) Nothing in this section shall be taken to prejudice any right to retain or dispose of property which may exist in the law apart from this section.
—(1) When any order or declaration is made or direction given under the provisions of this Act, the authority making the order or declaration or giving the direction shall cause notice of the effect of it to be given as soon as possible in such manner as he thinks necessary for bringing it to the notice of all persons who in his opinion ought to have notice of it.
(2) Any order or declaration made or direction given under subsection (1) shall have effect as soon as notice under that subsection has been given, without publication in the Gazette.
—(1) The provisions of the Registration of Criminals Act (Cap.268) relating to the taking of finger impressions and photographs of persons under arrest and accused of any crime shall apply to persons arrested under this Act as if they were persons accused of any crime within the meaning of that Act.
(2) The Registration of Criminals Act shall apply to persons convicted of an offence under this Act as if the offence were a crime included in the First Schedule to that Act.
28. The Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, add to, vary or amend any of the Schedules.