—(1) Where any person holds himself out, or purports to hold himself out, to be a licensed insurer or an authorised reinsurer in respect of life business or general business, or both, when that person is not licensed or authorised under this Act in respect of that business —
that person shall be guilty of an offence; and
where that person is a corporation, limited liability partnership or firm, every director, manager or officer of the corporation and every partner or officer of the firm and every partner or manager of the limited liability partnership (as the case may be) shall, unless he proves that the offence was committed without his knowledge or consent, be guilty of an offence.
[5/2005 wef 11/04/2005]
(2) Any person who is guilty of an offence under subsection (1) shall be liable on conviction —
in the case of an individual, to a fine not exceeding $125,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding $12,500 for every day or part thereof during which the offence continues after conviction; or
in any other case, to a fine not exceeding $250,000 and, in the case of a continuing offence, to a further fine not exceeding $25,000 for every day or part thereof during which the offence continues after conviction.