—(1) The appropriate authority of a foreign country may request the Attorney-General to assist in effecting the service of process on a person in Singapore.
(2) Where, on receipt of a request made under subsection (1), the Attorney-General is satisfied —
that the request relates to a criminal matter in that country;
that there are reasonable grounds for believing that the person to be served is in Singapore;
the country has furnished sufficient details of the consequences of a failure to comply with such process; and
where the request relates to the service of a summons to appear as a witness in that country, that that country has given an adequate undertaking in respect of the matters specified in section 39,
the Attorney-General may authorise assistance in accordance with this section.
(3) Where service is authorised under subsection (2), the Attorney-General shall direct an authorised officer or a process server of the Supreme Court to arrange service, and in such a case the authorised officer or process server shall —
use his best endeavours to have the process served —
in accordance with procedures proposed in the request; or
if those procedures would be unlawful or inappropriate in Singapore, or if no procedures are so proposed, in accordance with the Rules of Court; and
if the document —
is served, transmit to the Attorney-General for transmission to the appropriate authority a certificate by the Registrar of the Supreme Court as to service; or
is not served, transmit to the Attorney-General for transmission to the appropriate authority a statement by the Registrar of the Supreme Court of the reasons which prevented the service.