—(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of this Part but subject to this section, a disciplinary officer who has proceeded to deal with a case summarily and is satisfied on the evidence as to the accused’s guilt shall, before proceeding to conviction and punishment, other than a reprimand or minor punishment, afford the accused an opportunity of electing to be tried by a subordinate military court.
(2) If the accused so elects, the disciplinary officer shall forward the charge-sheet, record of the evidence and such other particulars as may be prescribed to the Director, Legal Services of the Singapore Armed Forces who may —
direct that the charge be tried by a subordinate military court; or
with the approval of the Armed Forces Council, direct that no action be taken against the accused either by way of summary trial or by a subordinate military court.
(3) Where under subsection (1) the disciplinary officer considers that in the circumstances of the case a proper punishment for the offence would be a reprimand or a minor punishment, he may proceed to the conviction of the accused without giving him an opportunity of electing to be tried by a subordinate military court.