—(1) The Authority shall, as soon as practicable after the end of each financial year, cause to be prepared and transmitted to the Minister a report dealing generally with the activities of the Authority during that financial year and containing such other information relating to the Authority as the Minister may from time to time direct.
(2) The Minister shall, as soon as practicable, cause a copy of every such report to be presented to Parliament.
—(1) The Authority shall have the exclusive right to the use of such symbol or representation as the Authority may select or devise and thereafter display or exhibit such symbol or representation in connection with its activities or affairs.
(2) Any person who uses a symbol or representation identical with that of the Authority or which so resembles the Authority’s symbol or representation as to deceive or cause confusion, or to be likely to deceive or cause confusion, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $5,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.
—(1) In addition to the powers conferred on him by this Act or any other written law, an officer or employee of the Authority may, in relation to any offence under this Act or any written law set out in the Third Schedule, on declaration of his office and production to the person against whom he is acting such identification card as the Chief Executive may direct to be carried by officers or employees of the Authority —
require any person whom he reasonably believes to have committed that offence to furnish evidence of the person’s identity;
require any person to furnish any information or produce any book, document or copy thereof in the possession of that person, and may, without fee or reward, inspect, copy or make extracts from such book or document; and
require, by order in writing, the attendance before the officer or employee of any person within the limits of Singapore who, from any information given or otherwise obtained by the officer or employee, appears to be acquainted with the circumstances of the case.
(2) Any person who —
refuses to give access to, or assaults, obstructs, hinders or delays, an officer or employee of the Authority in the discharge of the duties by such officer or employee of the Authority under this Act or that written law;
wilfully mis-states or without lawful excuse refuses to give any information or produce any book, document or copy thereof required of him by an officer or employee of the Authority under subsection (1); or
fails to comply with a lawful demand of an officer or employee of the Authority in the discharge of the duties by such officer or employee of the Authority under this Act or that written law,
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 6 months or to both.
—(1) Where an offence under this Act which has been committed by a body corporate is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of, a director, manager, secretary or any similar officer of the body corporate, or any person who was purporting to act in any such capacity, he, as well as the body corporate, shall be guilty of that offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
(2) Where the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, subsection (1) shall apply in relation to the acts and defaults of a member in connection with his functions or management as if he were a director of the body corporate.
(3) Proceedings for an offence under this Act alleged to have been committed by a partnership shall be brought in the name of the partnership and not in that of the partners; but without prejudice to any liability of the partners under subsection (5).
(4) A fine imposed on a partnership on its conviction in such proceedings shall be paid out of the partnership assets.
(5) Where a partnership is guilty of an offence under this Act, every partner, other than a partner who is proved to have been ignorant of or to have attempted to prevent the commission of the offence, is also guilty of the offence and liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
—(1) The Chief Executive or any officer authorised by him may, in his discretion, compound any offence under this Act which is prescribed as a compoundable offence by collecting from a person reasonably suspected of having committed the offence a sum not exceeding $1,000.
(2) On payment of such sum, no further proceedings shall be taken against that person in respect of the offence.
—(1) Proceedings in respect of an offence under this Act or under any written law set out in the Third Schedule may be conducted by an officer of the Authority who is authorised in writing in that behalf by the Chief Executive.
(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of any written law, a legal officer of the Authority who has been admitted as an advocate and solicitor under the Legal Profession Act (Cap. 161) may —
appear in any civil proceedings involving the Authority or any Registrar in the performance of his functions or duties under any written law so specified; and
make and do all acts and applications in respect of such proceedings on behalf of the Authority or any Registrar, as the case may be.
(3) All fines collected under any written law set out in the Third Schedule shall be paid to the Authority.
(4) The Minister may, by order published in the Gazette, amend the Third Schedule.
(5) For the purposes of this section, “Registrar” means —
the Registrar of Titles appointed under the Land Titles Act (Cap. 157);
the Registrar of Deeds appointed under the Registration of Deeds Act (Cap. 269); or
the Controller of Residential Property appointed under the Residential Property Act (Cap. 274).
—(1) Except for the purpose of the performance of his duties or the exercise of his functions or when lawfully required to do so by any court or under the provisions of any written law, no person who is or has been a member, an officer, employee or an agent of the Authority or a member of a committee of the Authority shall disclose any information or matter relating to the affairs of the Authority or of any other person which has been obtained by him in the performance of his duties or the exercise of his functions.
(2) Any person who contravenes subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or to both.
—(1) The Authority may make rules for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Act.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Authority may make rules for or with respect to all or any of the following matters:
the manner of appointment, conduct and discipline and the terms and conditions of service of the employees of the Authority; and
the establishment of funds for the payment of gratuities and other benefits to employees of the Authority.
—(1) Where in any written law reference is made to the Land Office, the Survey Department or the Singapore Land Registry, such reference shall be read as a reference to the Authority.
(2) The Registry of Deeds referred to in the Registration of Deeds Act (Cap. 269) and the Land Titles Registry referred to in the Land Titles Act (Cap. 157) shall be transferred to the Authority and all references in any written law to the Registry of Deeds or the Land Titles Registry shall be read as references to the Registry of Deeds or the Land Titles Registry, as the case may be, of the Authority.