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—(1) The Registrar shall refuse to register a mutual benefit organisation if he is satisfied that —
the rules of the organisation are insufficient to provide for its proper management and control;
the organisation is likely to be used for unlawful purposes or for purposes prejudicial to public peace, welfare or good order in Singapore;
any officer or person managing or assisting in the management of the organisation is not of good character;
the scheme for the relief or maintenance of the members thereof or subscribers thereto as provided for in the rules and objects of the organisation is undesirable and not in the interest of the members or subscribers;
the total number of members thereof or subscribers thereto is less than 50;
the application for registration does not comply with this Act or any rules made thereunder;
the rules and objects of the organisation are contrary to the provisions of this Act or any regulations made thereunder; or
it would be contrary to the public interest for the organisation to be registered.
(2) The Registrar may refuse to register a mutual benefit organisation if —
it appears to him that the name under which the organisation is to be registered is —
identical with or so nearly resembles that of any other existing organisation as is likely to deceive the members of the public as to its nature or identity; or
likely to mislead members of the public as to the true character and purpose of the organisation; or
no satisfactory evidence has been produced of the good character of the officers or persons managing or assisting in the management of the organisation.