HEARINGS AND PUBLIC INQUIRIES
10. Where the Minister decides under rule 6 that a hearing or a public inquiry shall be held in respect of a proposal for an amendment to the Master Plan, the Minister shall appoint such person or persons as he thinks fit to preside at such a hearing or public inquiry and shall notify the competent authority accordingly.
11. On receipt of a notification under rule 10, the competent authority shall arrange the day, time and place of the hearing or public inquiry.
—(1) The competent authority shall, before a hearing or public inquiry, publish a notice by advertisement of the day, time and place of the hearing or public inquiry and the name of the person or persons appointed by the Minister to preside thereat.
(2) The competent authority shall, before the publication of the notice by advertisement under paragraph (1), send a certified copy thereof to those persons whose objections to or whose representations concerning the proposal for the amendment to the Master Plan are to be heard at the hearing or public inquiry and such other persons as the competent authority considers to have a special interest in the subject of the hearing or public inquiry.
—(1) The person or persons appointed by the Minister to preside at the hearing or public inquiry may —
by summons require any person to attend at such time and place as is specified in the summons to give evidence or to produce any document, electronic record or other thing in his custody or under his control which relates to the subject of the hearing or public inquiry; and
take evidence on oath or may, instead of administering an oath, require the person examined to make and subscribe a declaration of the truth of the matter respecting which he is examined.
(2) Any person who —
refuses or wilfully neglects to attend in obedience to a summons under these Rules, or to give evidence; or
wilfully alters, suppresses, conceals, destroys or refuses to produce any document, electronic record or other thing which he may be required to produce for the purposes of these Rules,
shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $2,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to both.