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Contents

Long Title

Part I Preliminary

Part II MAJLIS UGAMA ISLAM

Part III THE SYARIAH COURT

Part IV FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

Part V MOSQUES AND RELIGIOUS SCHOOLS

Part VA HALAL AND HAJ MATTERS

Part VI MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE

Part VII PROPERTY

Part VIII CONVERSIONS

Part IX OFFENCES

Part X MISCELLANEOUS

FIRST SCHEDULE Financial Provisions With Respect to Majlis

SECOND SCHEDULE Financial Provisions With Respect to Trust, Wakaf, Nazar and Mosque

THIRD SCHEDULE Contributions to Mosque Building and Mendaki Fund

Legislative History

Comparative Table

Comparative Table

 
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PART VA
HALAL AND HAJ MATTERS
Halal certificates
88A.
—(1)  The Majlis may issue halal certificates in relation to any product, service or activity and regulate the holders of such certificates to ensure that the requirements of the Muslim law are complied with in the production, processing, marketing or display of that product, the provision of that service or the carrying out of that activity.
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(2)  An application for a halal certificate shall be in such form as the Majlis may require.
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(3)  The Majlis may, in issuing a halal certificate, impose such condition as it thinks fit and may at any time vary, remove or add to such condition.
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(4)  The Majlis may, by notification in the Gazette, specify any certification mark of the Majlis for use in relation to any product, service or activity in respect of which it has issued a halal certificate under subsection (1).
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(5)  Any person who, without the approval of the Majlis —
(a)
issues a halal certificate in relation to any product, service or activity; or
(b)
uses any specified halal certification mark or any colourable imitation thereof,
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 12 months or to both.
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(6)  The Majlis may, in granting approval to any person to issue any halal certificate or to use any specified halal certification mark, impose such condition as it thinks fit and may at any time vary, remove or add to such condition.
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(7)  The Majlis may revoke or suspend its approval granted to any person to issue any halal certificate or to use any specified halal certification mark if that person fails to comply with any condition imposed under subsection (6).
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(8)  Any person aggrieved by any decision of the Majlis made under this section may appeal to the Minister whose decision shall be final.
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Regulation of Haj services and goods
88B.  The Majlis may regulate any person providing goods or services for the purposes of the Haj —
(a)
to ensure that the requirements of the Muslim law are complied with in relation to the provision of those goods or services;
(b)
to safeguard the safety and welfare of persons to whom those goods or services are provided; and
(c)
to promote the proper administration of any matter relating to the Haj.
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Rules to regulate halal and Haj matters
88C.
—(1)  The Majlis may, with the approval of the Minister, make rules for carrying out the purposes and provisions of this Part.
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(2)  Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Majlis may, with the approval of the Minister, make rules for or in respect of the following matters:
(a)
to regulate the use and issue of halal certificates and the use of specified halal certification marks;
(b)
to require travel agents to obtain the approval of the Majlis to provide goods or services for the purposes of the Haj and to provide for the withdrawal of such approval in certain circumstances;
(c)
to require travel agents providing goods or services for the purposes of the Haj to maintain accounts for clients’ money received in respect of those goods or services and to regulate the particulars, report and other information to be kept and furnished in relation to such accounts;
(d)
to regulate the number of persons to whom travel agents may provide goods or services for the purposes of the Haj;
(e)
to provide that any contravention of any of such rules shall be an offence punishable with a fine not exceeding $10,000 or with imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months or with both; and
(f)
to prescribe fees and charges for the purposes of this Part.
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(3)  For the purposes of this section, “travel agent” means a person who holds a licence granted under the Travel Agents Act (Cap. 334).
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Offences by bodies corporate, etc.
88D.
—(1)  Where an offence under this Part or the rules made thereunder committed by a body corporate is proved —
(a)
to have been committed with the consent or connivance of an officer; or
(b)
to be attributable to any neglect on his part,
the officer as well as the body corporate shall be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
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(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 of management as if he were a director of the body corporate.
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(3)  Where an offence under this Part or the rules made thereunder committed by a partnership is proved —
(a)
to have been committed with the consent or connivance of a partner; or
(b)
to be attributable to any neglect on his part,
the partner as well as the partnership shall be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
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(4)  Where an offence under this Part or the rules made thereunder committed by an unincorporated association (other than a partnership) is proved —
(a)
to have been committed with the consent or connivance of an officer of the unincorporated association or a member of its governing body; or
(b)
to be attributable to any neglect on the part of such officer or member,
the officer or member as well as the unincorporated association shall be guilty of the offence and shall be liable to be proceeded against and punished accordingly.
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(5)  In this section —
“body corporate” includes a limited liability partnership which has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Limited Liability Partnerships Act (Cap. 163A);
“officer”  —
(a)
in relation to a body corporate, means any director, partner, member of the committee of management, chief executive, manager, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate and includes any person purporting to act in any such capacity; or
(b)
in relation to an unincorporated association (other than a partnership), means the president, the secretary, or any member of the committee of the unincorporated association, or any person holding a position analogous to that of president, secretary or member of a committee and includes any person purporting to act in any such capacity;
“partner” includes any person purporting to act as a partner.
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(6)  The Majlis may, with the approval of the Minister, make rules to provide for the application of any provision of this section, with such modifications as may be appropriate, to any body corporate or unincorporated association formed or recognised under the law of a territory outside Singapore.
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Composition of offences
88E.
—(1)  The Majlis may, in its discretion, compound any offence under this Part or the rules made thereunder which is prescribed as a compoundable offence by collecting from a person reasonably suspected of having committed the offence a sum not exceeding —
(a)
one half of the amount of the maximum fine that is prescribed for the offence; or
(b)
$2,000,
whichever is the lower.
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(2)  On payment of such sum of money, no further proceedings shall be taken against that person in respect of the offence.
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(3)  The Majlis may, with the approval of the Minister, make rules to prescribe the offences which may be compounded.
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(4)  All sums collected under this section shall be paid to the Majlis.
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