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Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II DONATIONS TO POLITICAL ASSOCIATIONS

Division 1 — Restrictions on donations

Division 2 — Reporting of donations by political associations

Part III DONATIONS TO CANDIDATES

Division 1 — Restrictions on donations

Division 2 — Declarations and donation reports

Part IV Obligations OF CERTAIN DONORS

Part V OFFENCES

Part VI MISCELLANEOUS

THE SCHEDULE Details to be Given in Donation Reports

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Division 2 — Declarations and donation reports
Political donation certificate for nomination day
18.
—(1)  Any person who is or desires to be a candidate at any election or presidential election shall, at any time after the date of the notice of the writ referred to in section 25 of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Cap. 218) or, in the case of a presidential election, section 7 of the Presidential Elections Act (Cap. 240A), but at least 2 clear days before nomination day at that election or (as the case may be) presidential election, send to the Registrar —
(a)
a donation report in the prescribed form in respect of every recordable donation referred to in subsections (2) and (3), giving all such details in respect of each donor thereof as are required by the Schedule to be given in respect of a donor of a recordable donation; and
(b)
a declaration subscribed by the person in the prescribed form stating that, to the best of his knowledge and belief —
(i)
no other donations required by this section to be recorded in the donation report have been accepted by the person during the relevant period;
(ii)
no donation from any person or body other than a permissible donor has been so accepted by the person during the relevant period; and
(iii)
no anonymous donations, or no anonymous donations in excess of the sum permitted under section 14(2), have been accepted by the person during that same period.
(2)  Every donation from a permissible donor to a person who is or desires to be a candidate at an election or (as the case may be) a presidential election which is received and accepted by the person during the relevant period must be recorded in a donation report under this section for that relevant period —
(a)
if it is a single donation of not less than $10,000, or such other prescribed sum; or
(b)
if, when it is added to any other donation from the same permissible donor, the aggregate amount of the donations is not less than $10,000, or such other prescribed sum.
(3)  If during any relevant period no donations have been received by a person who is or desires to be a candidate at an election or a presidential election which, by virtue of the provisions of this section, are required to be recorded in a donation report for that relevant period, the donation report shall contain a statement to that effect.
(4)  Upon receipt of a donation report and declaration in compliance with the requirements of subsection (1), the Registrar shall issue to the person concerned not later than the eve of the nomination day at the election or (as the case may be) presidential election, a political donation certificate stating that the person has complied with subsection (1).
(5)  Any such certificate issued under subsection (4) shall, for the purposes of any written law, be conclusive as to the facts it certifies.
(6)  In this section, “relevant period”, in relation to any person, means —
(a)
in the event a writ is issued within 12 months of 15th February 2001, the period beginning on that date and ending on the date the declaration under this section is made by that person; or
(b)
in any other case, the period of 12 months preceding the date the declaration under this section is made by that person (that date inclusive).
Post-election donation reports and declarations
19.
—(1)  Within 31 days after the date of publication of the statement of the poll referred to in section 51 of the Parliamentary Elections Act (Cap. 218) or, in the case of a presidential election, in section 34(1) of the Presidential Elections Act (Cap. 240A), the candidate and his election agent at that election or, in the case of a presidential election, the candidate and his principal election agent, shall send to the Registrar —
(a)
a donation report in the prescribed form in respect of every recordable donation referred to in subsections (2) and (3), giving all such details in respect of each donor thereof as are required by the Schedule to be given in respect of a donor of a recordable donation; and
(b)
a declaration under subsection (4) and such other declarations under subsection (5), if applicable.
(2)  Every donation from a permissible donor to a candidate or any of his election agents which is received and accepted by the candidate or any of his election agents during the relevant period must be recorded in a donation report under this section for that relevant period —
(a)
if it is a single donation of not less than $10,000, or such other prescribed sum; or
(b)
if, when it is added to any other donation to the candidate or any of his election agents from the same permissible donor, the aggregate amount of the donations is not less than $10,000, or such other prescribed sum.
(3)  If during any relevant period no donations have been received by a candidate or any of his election agents which, by virtue of the provisions of this section, are required to be recorded in a donation report for that relevant period, the donation report shall contain a statement to that effect.
(4)  A declaration under this section by a candidate at an election and his election agent, or a candidate at a presidential election and his principal election agent, shall be subscribed jointly in the prescribed form and shall state that, to the best of their knowledge and belief —
(a)
all donations recorded in the donation report as having been accepted by the candidate and his election agent or agents, as the case may be, during the relevant period are from permissible donors;
(b)
no other donations required by this section to be recorded in the donation report have been accepted by the candidate or any of his election agents during the relevant period;
(c)
no anonymous donations, or no anonymous donations in excess of the sum permitted under section 14(2), have been received and accepted by the candidate and his election agent or (as the case may be) the principal election agent during that same period and the relevant period in section 14(4); and
(d)
no other donation from any person or body other than a permissible donor has been so received and accepted by the candidate or his election agent or agents during that same period.
(5)  A declaration under this section by each and every election agent of a candidate at a presidential election in the prescribed form stating that, to the best of his knowledge and belief —
(a)
all donations recorded in the donation report as having been accepted by the election agent during the relevant period are from permissible donors;
(b)
no other donations required by this section to be recorded in the donation report have been accepted by the election agent during the relevant period; and
(c)
no anonymous donation and no other donation from any person or body other than a permissible donor have been so accepted by the election agent during that same period,
shall also accompany the donation report and declaration of the candidate and principal election agent.
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(6)  In this section, “relevant period”, in relation to any candidate or his election agent, means the period beginning on the date of the candidate’s declaration under section 18(1)(b) and ending on the latest date the candidate’s declaration under this section is required to be sent to the Registrar.