—(1) Subject to any other provisions of this Act, an accused shall have the right to be represented in his defence before a subordinate military court by an advocate and solicitor, if provided by him, or by any officer or senior military expert in the Singapore Armed Forces.
[28/2009 wef 01/04/2010]
(2) Where an accused is not represented by a person in accordance with subsection (1) and —
is charged with an offence punishable by death;
is dumb, blind or deaf; or
is suspected of being mentally disordered,
the president of the subordinate military court shall appoint a defence counsel to assist the accused in his defence.
[21/2008 wef 01/03/2010]
(3) Where the accused selects a person to represent him in a subordinate military court, that person shall be authorised to do so after submitting to the court a warrant to act signed by the accused.