—(1) Any person eligible for election as a Member of Parliament in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution may, subject to section 27A, be nominated as a candidate with the other candidates in a group for any election in any group representation constituency.
(2) A group of persons may be nominated to be a group of candidates for election in a group representation constituency only by means of a nomination paper in Form 9A in the First Schedule, which shall —
set out the name, identity card number and occupation of each of those persons;
be signed by a proposer and a seconder, and 4 or more persons as assentors, each of whom must be a person whose name appears in the register of electors for the group representation constituency in which the group seeks election;
contain a statement, signed by each of the persons, to the effect that he consents to the nomination; and
contain a statutory declaration by each of the persons seeking nomination stating that he is qualified to be elected, and the political party for which the group stands (if any).
(3) Every candidate in a group shall, at the time of the nomination of the group, deliver to the Returning Officer —
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a political donation certificate issued to him by the Registrar of Political Donations under section 18(4) of the Political Donations Act (Cap. 236); and
if he is a person belonging to —
the Malay community and is nominated as such a person for election in any constituency designated under section 8A(1)(b)(i); or
the Indian or other minority communities and is nominated as such a person for election in any constituency designated under section 8A(1)(b)(ii),
a certificate issued to him under section 27A(6) certifying that he is a person belonging to the Malay community or a person belonging to the Indian or other minority communities, as the case may be.
(3A) If any statutory declaration which is required by subsection (2)(d) to be made is not so made, or any certificate which is required by subsection (3) to be delivered by any candidate in a group is not so delivered, the nomination of that group shall be deemed to be void.
(4) The Returning Officer may, at any time between the date of the notice of the writ referred to in section 25 and 12 noon of the day of nomination, supply a form of nomination paper to any registered elector requiring the same.
(5) Where the nomination paper of any group does not comply with this section or section 27A, or where any candidate in a group withdraws or is deemed to have withdrawn his candidature under section 32, the nomination of that group shall be deemed to be void.
(6) Section 27 shall not apply to any election in any group representation constituency.