—(1) The Minister may, by order —
where he thinks it expedient to do so in the interests of public security or by reason of any economic, industrial, social, educational or other conditions in Singapore —
prohibit, either for a stated period or permanently, the entry or re-entry into Singapore of any person or class of persons;
limit the number of persons of any class who may enter Singapore within any period specified in the order;
limit the period during which any person or class of persons entering or re-entering Singapore may remain therein;
prohibit the entry into Singapore of passengers brought to Singapore by any transportation company which refuses or neglects to comply with the provisions of this Act.
(1A) No order made under subsection (1)(a), except an order made in the interests of public security, shall apply to any person outside Singapore at the time when the order is made and who is in possession of a valid re-entry permit lawfully issued to him.
(2) An order made under subsection (1) shall not apply to any citizen of Singapore or to any person seeking to enter Singapore under and in accordance with any pass lawfully issued to that person.
(3) Every order made under subsection (1)(a) which relates to a class of persons, except an order made in the interests of public security, shall be presented to Parliament as soon as possible after publication in the Gazette and if a resolution is passed within the next 3 months after the order is so presented disapproving the order or any part thereof, the order or such part thereof, as the case may be, shall thenceforth cease to have effect but without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done thereunder.
(4) Every order made under subsection (1) shall, unless otherwise expressed therein, come into force on the date of the making thereof, and shall be published in the Gazette.
(5) Any person who enters or re-enters or remains in Singapore in contravention of any order made under subsection (1) shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be punished with imprisonment for a term of not less than 2 years and not more than 4 years and shall also be liable to a fine not exceeding $6,000.
[35/84; S 22/89]
(6) Where a person, who has been previously convicted of any offence which is punishable with imprisonment for a term of not less than 3 years, commits an offence under subsection (5) by the use of a passport or other travel document which bears a name different from that stated in the order made against him under subsection (1), he shall on conviction be punished with imprisonment for a term of not less than 2 years and not more than 5 years and shall also be liable to a fine not exceeding $10,000 and to caning.
[35/84; S 22/89]