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Management
7.
—(1)  The affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by a Committee of Management.
(2)  Each of the following persons shall ex-officio be and be entitled to act as a member of the Committee of Management (referred to in this Act as an ex-officio member) if he is eligible for membership of the Corporation, whether or not he is a member of the Corporation:
(a)
every Chinese Member of Parliament who is a Teochew;
(b)
a representative of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry who is a Teochew and is the President or a Vice-President of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry;
(c)
a representative of the Singapore Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan who is the President or a Vice-President of the Singapore Teochew Poit Ip Huay Kuan; and
(d)
a representative of the family of the late Seah Eu Chin who is nominated by his descendants.
(3)  The members of the Committee of Management (other than the ex-officio members and the first members of the Committee of Management referred to in section 8) shall comprise —
(a)
20 persons elected from the members of the Corporation (each referred to in this Act as an elected member); and
(b)
not more than 5 persons co-opted by the Committee of Management from the members of the Corporation (each referred to in this Act as a co-opted member).
(4)  If any person entitled to act as an ex-officio member shall hold more than one of the public appointments specified in subsection (2), such person shall specify in writing the public appointment in respect of which he desires to exercise his right to act, and shall exercise such right in respect only of the public appointment held by him so specified.
(5)  If any person entitled to act as an ex-officio member ceases to hold the public appointment or appointments specified in subsection (2) entitling him so to act —
(a)
he shall cease to be a member of the Committee of Management; and
(b)
any vacancy in the Committee of Management thereby created may be filled by another person who holds that public appointment, is eligible for membership of the Corporation and is elected by the Committee of Management.
(5A)  If any person entitled to act as an ex-officio member is unable or refuses to accept appointment or to act as an ex-officio member —
(a)
he shall cease to be a member of the Committee of Management, notwithstanding that he may continue to hold any public appointment specified in subsection (2); and
(b)
any vacancy in the Committee of Management thereby created may be filled by another person who holds that public appointment, is eligible for membership of the Corporation and is elected by the Committee of Management.
(6)  Every elected member of the Committee of Management —
(a)
shall retire from office at the second Annual General Meeting of the Corporation held next after he became a member of the Committee of Management; but
(b)
shall be eligible for re-election, or to be co-opted by the Committee of Management appointed, at the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation at which he retires.
(6A)  Every co-opted member of the Committee of Management —
(a)
shall retire from office at the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation at which the elected members of the Committee of Management which co-opted him retire from office under subsection (6)(a); but
(b)
shall be eligible for election, or to be co-opted by the Committee of Management appointed, at the Annual General Meeting of the Corporation at which he retires.
(7)  The members of the Committee of Management appointed at any Annual General Meeting of the Corporation shall take over the duties of the members of the outgoing Committee of Management on or before the 15th day of the Third Lunar Month in each year according to the old Chinese calendar.
(8)  If any member of the Committee of Management desires to retire from acting as such he shall give to the Corporation one month’s notice in writing of such his desire, and his resignation shall take effect from the date of the expiration of such notice or its earlier acceptance by the remaining members of the Committee of Management.
(9)  Subject to subsections (5) and (5A), if for any cause any casual vacancy shall occur in the Committee of Management such vacancy may be filled by a member of the Corporation elected by the Committee of Management, and any person so elected shall (unless otherwise arranged at the time of his election) hold office for the remainder of the period during which the member in whose place he shall be elected would have held office had such vacancy not occurred. For the purposes of an election under the provisions of this subsection the Committee of Management shall take into consideration such one or more, not exceeding ten of those persons who at the last previous election of members of the Committee of Management at an Annual General Meeting was or were proposed for election but did not then receive sufficient votes.
[37/2007 wef 01/09/2007]
(10)  No person shall be eligible for election as a member of the Committee of Management unless —
(a)
he shall have attained the age of twenty-two years and is a person professing the religions (other than the Christian religion) professed by members or some of the members in Singapore of the Teochew Community of the said Eight Districts;
(b)
he shall have been a member of the Corporation for at least six months prior to the date of the annual general meeting of the Corporation or other date at which his election is proposed.
(11)  If any member of the Committee of Management becomes bankrupt he shall ipso facto vacate office.
(12)  If in the opinion of the Committee of Management any member thereof shall misconduct himself or his affairs, or otherwise be or become unfit to continue to act, he may, by the vote of two-thirds of the members of the Committee of Management attending at a meeting specially called to consider the matter, be expelled from the Committee of Management but he shall at the said meeting be given an opportunity of explaining his conduct, or the matters giving rise to the calling of the meeting, and no vote shall be passed at such meeting unless such opportunity aforesaid shall have been given.