—(1) If the Authority is satisfied that any licensee —
has contravened any relevant provision of this Act, any term or condition of his licence or any code of practice, standard of performance or direction issued by the Authority under this Part;
has failed to secure the compliance by any of his employees, agents or contractors (including the persons to whom the licensee has leased taxis in connection with the operation of the taxi service) with any provision, term, condition, code of practice, standard of performance or direction referred to in paragraph (a); or
has otherwise failed to provide a satisfactory taxi service in respect of safety, continuity, regularity of operation, frequency, punctuality, reasonableness of charges or general efficiency,
the Authority may, subject to the provisions of this section —
issue such written order to the licensee as it considers requisite for the purpose of securing the compliance by the licensee or any of his employees, agents or contractors (including the persons to whom the licensee has leased taxis in connection with the operation of the taxi service) with the provision, term, condition, code of practice or standard of performance or direction referred to in paragraph (a);
require the licensee to pay to the Authority, within a specified period, a financial penalty of such amount not exceeding $100,000 as the Authority thinks fit; or
suspend or cancel the licence being held by the licensee in whole or in part.
(2) The Authority shall, before requiring the payment of any financial penalty under subsection (1)(ii) or suspending or cancelling a licence under subsection (1)(iii), give to the licensee notice in writing of its intention to do so and shall in such notice call upon the licensee to show cause within such time as may be specified in the notice as to why he should not be required to pay a financial penalty or why his licence should not be suspended or cancelled, as the case may be.
(3) If the licensee —
fails to show cause within the period of time given to him to do so or such extended period of time as the Authority may allow; or
fails to show sufficient cause,
the Authority shall give notice in writing to the licensee of the date by which the financial penalty shall be paid or from which the suspension or cancellation of his licence is to take effect, as the case may be.
(4) Subject to subsection (5), any licensee who is aggrieved by any decision of the Authority under subsection (1) may appeal to the Minister whose decision shall be final.
(5) An appeal under subsection (4) shall be brought within the following time:
in the case of an appeal from a written order issued under subsection (1)(i), within 14 days from the date on which the written order is served on him; and