Jurisdiction of Magistrates’ Courts
—(1) Subject to subsection (2), a Magistrate’s Court shall have the jurisdiction and powers conferred on it by the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68) and any other written law.
(2) The criminal jurisdiction of a Magistrate’s Court shall be exercisable where the offence is committed —
on board any ship or aircraft registered in Singapore;
by any person who is a citizen of Singapore on the high seas or on any aircraft; and
in any place or by any person if it is provided in any written law that the offence is triable in Singapore.
—(1) Subject to Rules of Court, a Magistrate’s Court shall have the jurisdiction and powers conferred on a District Court by sections 20 (except 20 (1) (b)), 21, 29, 31(1), 32 and 43 in any proceedings where the amount claimed or the value of the subject-matter in dispute does not exceed the Magistrate’s Court limit.
(2) In exercising its jurisdiction under subsection (1) , a Magistrate’s Court shall be subject to the same limitations and provisions as are applicable to a District Court under this Act.
(3) The President may, after consulting the Chief Justice, by order vary the Magistrate’s Court limit.
Transfer from Magistrates’ Courts to District Courts
53. [Repealed by Act 26 of 2005]