—(1) The Minister may make regulations for or in respect of any purpose which is considered by him necessary for carrying out the provisions of this Act and for the prescribing of any matter which is authorised or required under this Act to be prescribed.
(2) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Minister may, by such regulations, provide for —
the manner in which and the places at which applications for registration or re-registration of persons under this Act shall be made;
the establishment of a central registry;
the nature of information and documents to be furnished for the purposes of registration or re-registration;
the taking and recording of photographs and finger impressions of persons required to be registered or re-registered under this Act;
the issue of identity cards and the particulars to be entered thereon and the different categories of identity cards that may be issued to such categories or classes of persons as may be prescribed;
the inspection of identity cards by persons in charge of hotels, boarding houses, hostels and such other classes or descriptions of persons as may be prescribed;
the replacement of identity cards which have been issued under this Act;
the re-registration of persons who have obtained identity cards or replacements thereof within any prescribed period;
the maximum charges that may be made for, and the conditions which may be imposed in respect of, the taking by any person of photographs for the purposes of this Act;
the temporary surrender of identity cards;
the custody and production of identity cards;
the times and places for the attendance before a registration officer of applicants and holders of identity cards;
the publication of information derived from the register;
the making of corrections to and alterations in the register and identity cards;
the absolute or conditional exemption of any person or category of persons from the provisions of this Act or any regulations made thereunder; and
the prescribing of fees and charges for the purposes of this Act.
(3) Such regulations may —
prescribe that any act or omission in contravention of the provisions of any regulation shall be an offence;
provide for the imposition of penalties which shall not exceed a fine of $3,000 or imprisonment for a term of 2 years or both;
provide for the composition of offences which are prescribed therein by collecting from the person reasonably suspected of having committed the same a sum not exceeding $100.
(4) The Minister may authorise the Commissioner to devise and use such forms as the Commissioner considers necessary for the purposes of this Act.