—(1) At any meeting convened by the Official Assignee under section 79(1), the creditors qualified to vote thereat, including the holders of general proxies or general powers of attorney from such creditors, may by ordinary resolution appoint from amongst themselves a committee (known as the “creditors’ committee”) of not more than 3 persons for the purpose of advising the Official Assignee on matters relating to the administration of the property of the bankrupt.
(2) The Official Assignee may convene the creditors’ committee at such times as he may think necessary, but shall convene the committee whenever requested in writing to do so by all or a majority of the members of the committee.
(3) Any member of the creditors’ committee may resign his office by notice in writing, signed by him and delivered to the Official Assignee.
(4) If a member of the creditors’ committee becomes bankrupt, or compounds or arranges with his creditors, or is absent for more than 2 months from Singapore, his office shall thereupon become vacant.
(5) Any member of the creditors’ committee may be removed by an ordinary resolution at any meeting of creditors, of which 7 days’ notice has been given stating the object of the meeting.
(6) On a vacancy occurring in the office of a member of the creditors’ committee, the Official Assignee shall forthwith summon a meeting of creditors for the purpose of filling the vacancy, and the meeting may by ordinary resolution appoint another creditor or eligible person to fill the vacancy.
1(7) In this section, “general powers of attorney” include lasting powers of attorney registered under the Mental Capacity Act 2008 (Act 22 of 2008).