—(1) In any proceedings for an offence under section 82 or 83 if all the facts and circumstances constituting the offence, other than the reason for the defendant’s action, are proved, the onus shall be on the defendant to prove that he was not actuated by the reason alleged in the charge.
(2) No prosecution shall be instituted in respect of an offence under section 79, 82 or 83 without the previous written consent of the Public Prosecutor.
(3) The Commissioner may authorise in writing any public officer to investigate complaints in respect of offences under this Act.
(4) A public officer making an investigation under this section may, by order in writing, require the attendance before himself of any person being within the limits of Singapore who from the information given or otherwise appears to be acquainted with the circumstances of the case and such person shall attend as so required.
(5) If any such person fails to attend as required under subsection (4), such public officer may report the failure to a Magistrate who may thereupon in his discretion issue a warrant to secure the attendance of that person as required by such order.
(6) A public officer making an investigation under this section may examine orally any person supposed to be acquainted with the facts and circumstances of the case and shall reduce into writing any statement made by the person so examined.
(7) A person examined under subsection (6) shall be bound to state truly the facts and circumstances with which he is acquainted concerning the case except only that he may decline to make with regard to any fact or circumstance a statement which would have a tendency to expose him to a criminal charge or to a penalty or forfeiture.
(8) A statement made by any person under this section shall be read over to him and shall, after correction if necessary, be signed by him.