—(1) Subject to the provisions of this Act, every candidate and his election agent must not accept any donation he receives if —
it is offered by a person who is not, at the time of its receipt by the candidate or his election agent, a permissible donor; or
the candidate or his election agent is (whether because the donation is offered anonymously or by reason of any deception or concealment) unable to ascertain the identity of the person offering the donation.
(2) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a candidate at an election and his election agent, or a candidate at a presidential election and his principal election agent, from accepting during the relevant period anonymous donations less than a total sum of $5,000, or such other prescribed sum.
(3) In relation to a donation in the form of a bequest, subsection (1)(a) shall be read as referring to an individual who was at death a citizen of Singapore and not less than 21 years of age.
(4) In this section, “relevant period”, in relation to a candidate and his election agent or (as the case may be) principal election agent, means —
in the event a writ is issued within 12 months of 15th February 2001, the period beginning on that date and ending on the latest date the candidate’s declaration under section 19 is required by that section to be sent to the Registrar; or
in any other case, the period beginning on a date 12 months preceding the date the declaration is made by the candidate under section 18 before nomination day at an election or (as the case may be) a presidential election, and ending on the latest date the candidate’s declaration under section 19 is required by that section to be sent to the Registrar after the election or (as the case may be) presidential election.