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Contents

Long Title

Part I PRELIMINARY

Part II ORGANISATION OF SINGAPORE ARMED FORCES

Part III MILITARY OFFENCES

Part IV SUMMARY TRIAL BY DISCIPLINARY OFFICERS

Part V TRIAL BY SUBORDINATE MILITARY COURTS

Supplementary provisions as to trial

Review of findings and sentences of subordinate military courts

Part VI PUNISHMENTS OF MILITARY OFFENCES AND EXECUTION OF SENTENCES

Punishments

Execution of sentences

Part VII MILITARY COURT OF APPEAL

General provisions

Powers of Military Court of Appeal

Supplementary provisions

Part VIII ARRESTS, SEARCHES AND INVESTIGATIONS

Arrests

Searches

Investigations

Part IX BAIL AND BONDS

Part X BOARDS OF INQUIRY

Part XI PAY

Part XII EMERGENCY POWERS

Part XIIA AID TO CIVILIAN AUTHORITIES

Part XIII MISCELLANEOUS

THE SCHEDULE Specified offences

Legislative History

Comparative Table

 
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Field general courts martial
83.
—(1)  Where an offence punishable under this Act has been committed by any person subject to military law who belongs to a unit or part of a unit of the Singapore Armed Forces which is, at the time of the commission of the offence, engaged on active service it shall be lawful for a commander (referred to in this Act as the convening officer), if it is not practicable for a general court martial to try the accused, to convene a field general court martial.
[17/2004 wef 31/12/2004]
(2)  Every field general court martial may try any person subject to military law for any offence under this Act and may award for such offence any punishment that a general court martial is competent to award for such offence.
(3)  Every field general court martial shall consist of 3 or any greater uneven number of members (each of whom shall be an officer or a senior military expert), and the member who is most senior in rank shall preside.
[28/2009 wef 01/04/2010]
(4)  The convening officer may preside over a field general court martial, but shall, whenever it is practicable, appoint as president of the field general court martial another person, who shall be —
(a)
an officer of or above the rank of captain; or
(b)
a senior military expert.
[28/2009 wef 01/04/2010]
(5)  Whenever it is practicable, the rank of each member of the field general court martial shall be of a rank above that of the accused.
(6)  The convening officer shall appoint any serviceman to perform the functions of a registrar of the court.
(7)  The determination of any question before a field general court martial shall be according to the majority of the members of the court hearing the case.
(8)  Where an accused is found guilty of a charge in respect of which punishment of death is authorised under this Act the decision of the field general court martial shall be unanimous.
(9)  In the event of the field general court martial failing to reach a unanimous decision, an accused shall not be convicted of that offence in respect of which punishment of death is authorised by this Act but may, if the members of the court by majority decision agree, be convicted of any lesser offence authorised by this Act.
History for Provision '83 Field general courts martial'.
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30/12/2000
Formal Consolidation
30 December 2000
2000 RevEd
 
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15/05/2001
Informal Consolidation
15 May 2001
Amended
Act 16 of 2001

01/12/2004
Informal Consolidation
30 November 2004
Amended
Act 43 of 2004

31/12/2004
Informal Consolidation
30 November 2004
Amended
Act 17 of 2004

01/01/2006
Informal Consolidation
12 December 2005
Amended
Act 42 of 2005

21/02/2006
Informal Consolidation
20 February 2006
Amended
Act 6 of 2006

01/08/2007
Informal Consolidation
31 July 2007
Amended
Act 25 of 2007

01/02/2008
Informal Consolidation
28 January 2008
Amended
Act 51 of 2007

01/03/2010
Informal Consolidation
30 October 2008
Amended
Act 21 of 2008

01/04/2010
Informal Consolidation
19 March 2010
Amended
Act 28 of 2009

01/08/2012
Informal Consolidation
16 April 2012
Amended
Act 4 of 2012