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[Schedule I]  First Schedule: Forms of Oaths


 

Section 1  Oath of Office of President

"I, ..., having been elected President of the Republic of Singapore, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully discharge my duties as such to the best of my ability without fear or favor, affection or ill-will, and without regard to any previous affiliation with any political party, and that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Republic, and that I will preserve, protect, and defend its Constitution."
 

Section 1a  Oath of Office of Person Exercising Functions of Office of President

"I, ..., Chairman of the Council of Presidential Advisers / Speaker of Parliament, being required by / having been appointed under the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore to exercise the functions of the office of President, do solemny swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully discharge my duties as such to the best of my ability without fear or favor, affection or ill-will, and that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Republic, and that I will preserve, protect, and defend its Constitution."
 

Section 2  Oath of Allegiance

"I, ..., having been appointed to the office of ..., do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Republic of Singapore and that l will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore."
 

Section 3  Oath as Member of Parliament

"I, ..., having been elected as a Member of the Parliament of Singapore, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully discharge my duties as such to the best of my ability, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Republic of Singapore, and that I will preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore."
 

Section 4  Oath for due execution of Office of Prime Minister

"I, ..., being chosen and appointed as Prime Minister of Singapore, do solemnly swear (or affirm) thatI will, to the best of my judgment at all times when so required, freely give my counsel and advice to the President (or any person lawfully exercising the functions of that office) for the good management of the public affairs of Singapore;
(b) I will not on any account disclose the counsel, advice, opinion, or vote of any other Minister or Parliamentary Secretary;
(c) I will not, except with the authority of the Cabinet and to such extent as may be required for the good management of the affairs of Singapore, directly or indirectly reveal the business or proceedings of the Cabinet or the nature or contents of any document communicated to me or any matter coming to my knowledge as Prime Minister,
and that in all things I will be a true and faithful Prime Minister."

 

Section 4a  Oath for due execution of Office of Minister or Parliamentary Secretary

"I, ..., being chosen and appointed Minister / Parliamentary Secretary of Singapore, do solemnly swear (or affirm) thatI will, to the best of my judgment at all times when so required, freely give my counsel and advice to the President (orany person lawfully exercising the functions of that office) for the good management of the public affairs of Singapore;
(b) I will not on any account disclose the counsel, advice, opinion, or vote of the Prime Minister or of any other Minister or Parliamentary Secretary;
(c) I will not, except with the authority of the Cabinet and to such extent as may be required for the good management of the affairs of Singapore, directly or indirectly reveal the business or proceedings of the Cabinet or the nature or contents of any document communicated to me or any matter coming to my knowledge in my capacity as a Minister / Parliamentary Secretary,
and that in all things I will be a true and faithful Minister / Parliamentary Secretary."

 

Section 5  Oath for the Office of Chairman or other Member of the Public Service Commission

"I, ..., having been appointed to be Chairman/a Member of the Public Service Commission do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will freely and without fear or favor, affection or ill-will, give my counsel and advice in connection with all matters that may be referred to the Public Service Commission and that I will not directly or indirectly reveal any such matters to any unauthorized person or otherwise than in the course of duty."
 

Section 6  Oath of Office of Chief Justice, a Judge of the Supreme Court and a Judicial Commissioner

"I, ..., having been appointed to the office of ..., do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully discharge my judicial duties, and I will do right to all manner of people after the laws and usages of the Republic of Singapore without fear or favor, affection or ill-will to the best of my ability, and will preserve, protect and defend its Constitution."
 

Section 7  Oath of Secrecy of Chairman or Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights

"I, ..., having been appointed to be Chairman/a Member of the Presidential Council for Minority Rights, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will not directly or indirectly reveal any matter considered in the Presidential Council for Minority Rights to any unauthorized person or otherwise than in the course of duty."
 

Section 8  Oath of Secrecy of Chairman or Member of Council of Presidential Advisers

"I, ..., having been appointed to be Chairman/a Member of the Council of Presidential Advisers do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will not directly or indirectly reveal any matter considered in the Council to any unauthorized person or otherwise than in the course of duty."
 

[Schedule II]  Second Schedule: Oath of Renunciation, Allegiance, and Loyalty


"I, ..., do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will not exercise the rights, powers and privileges to which I may be entitled by reason of any foreign nationality or citizenship, and that I absolutely and entirely renounce all loyalty to any foreign Sovereign or State or Country and, I, ... do further solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Republic of Singapore, and that I will observe the laws and be a true, loyal and faithful citizen of Singapore."
 

[Schedule III]  Third Schedule: Citizenship

    {For the Article 140}

 

Section 1

The functions of the Government under Part X shall beexercised by such Minister as the President may, from time to time, direct and references in this Schedule to the Minister shall be construed accordingly.
 

Section 2

A decision of the Government under Part X shall not be subject to appeal or review in any court.
 

Section 3

The Minister may delegate to any public officer of the Government any of his functions under Part X or under this Schedule relating to citizenship by registration and enrolment and the keeping of registers and, in relation to orders under clauses (1), (2), (3) (b), (6) and (7) of Article 129 or 132, any of his functions under Article 133 prior to determining whether to make such an order; but any person aggrieved by the decision of a public officer to whom the functions of the Minister are so delegated may appeal to the Minister.
 

Section 4

The Minister may make rules and prescribe forms for the purpose of the exercise of his functions under Part X and of this Schedule and, in particular, may provide for the circumstances (including cases of persons ordinarily resident outside Singapore) under which a committee of inquiry under Article 133 is to proceed by way of written representations.
 

Section 5

The power of the Government under Articles 122 and 141 to allow a longer period for the registration of a birth may be exercised either before or after the registration has been effected.
 

Section 6

Any notice to be given by the Minister to any person under Article 133 (1) may be sent to that person at his last known address or, in the case of a person under the age of 18 years (not being a married woman) to his parent or guardian at the last known address of the parent or guardian; and if an address at which the notice may be sent to any person under this paragraph is not known and cannot after reasonable inquiry be ascertained, the notice may be given by publication in the Gazette.
 

Section 7

It shall be the duty of the Minister to compile and maintain
(a) a register of citizens of Singapore by registration;
(b) a register of citizens of Singapore by naturalization;
(c) a register of persons to whom certificates of citizenship of Singapore have been issued under Article 138;
(d) a register of persons who have been deprived or deemed to have been deprived of citizenship under any provision of Part X;
(e) a register of citizens of Singapore who have renounced citizenship;
(f) a register of persons enrolled as citizens before 9 Aug 1965 under Article 56 of the Constitution of the State of Singapore;
(g) a register of persons whose enrolment has been cancelled under the provisions of this Constitution;
(h) an alphabetical index of all persons referred to in Paragraphs (a) to (g); and
(i) a register of persons who have been conferred citizenship under Article 121 (3).
 

Section 8

If the Minister has reason to believe that an error appears in any register compiled under section 7, he shall, after giving notice to the persons concerned and after considering such representations from him as he may choose to make, make such alteration to the register as appears to the Minister to be necessary to correct the error.
 

Section 9

Subject to section 8, the said register shall be conclusive evidence of the matters therein contained.
 

Section 10

(1) It shall be an offence punishable with imprisonment for 2 years or a fine of $1,000 or both for any person
(a) knowingly to make any false statement with a view to inducing the Minister to grant or refuse any application under Part X;
(b) to forge or without lawful authority, alter any certificate or without any lawful authority use or have in his possession any certificate which has been so forged or altered;
(c) to fail to comply with any requirement imposed upon him by any rules made under section 4 with respect to the delivering up of certificates; or
(d) to personate or falsely represent himself to be or not to be a person to whom a certificate has been duly granted.
(2) In this section, "certificate" means
(a) any certificate of enrolment or registration as a citizen granted under Article 56 of the Constitution of the State of Singapore or under Article 123 or 124;
(b) any certificate of registration of birth granted under Article 122 or 140;
(c) any certificate of registration or naturalization granted under the Singapore Citizenship Ordinance 1957;
(d) any certificate of citizenship granted under the Singapore Citizenship Ordinance 1957 or Article 138.
 

Section 11

For the purposes of Part X, a person born on board a registered ship or aircraft, or on board an unregistered ship or aircraft of the government of any country, shall be deemed to have been born in the place in which the ship or aircraft was registered or, as the case may be, in that country.
 

Section 12

Any reference in Part X to the status or description of the father of a person at the time of that person's birth shall, in relation to a person born after the death of his father, be construed as a reference to the status or description of the father at the time of the death of the father; and where that death occurred before and the birth occurs on or after the commencement of this Constitution, the status or description which would have been applicable to the father had he died after such commencement shall be deemed to be the status or description applicable to him at the time of his death.
 

Section 13

Any new born child found exposed in Singapore of unknown and unascertainable parentage shall, until the contrary is proved, be deemed to be a citizen of Singapore by birth; and the date of finding shall be taken to be the date of birth of such child.
 

Section 14

For the purposes of Part X, a person is to be treated as having at birth any citizenship which he acquires within oneyear afterwards by virtue of any provision corresponding to the proviso to Article 122 (1) or otherwise.
 

Section 15

(1) For the purposes of Part X, references to a person's father or to his parent or to one of his parents shall, in relation to a person who is illegitimate, be construed as references to his mother and accordingly section 12 shall not apply to such a person.
(2) In relation to an adopted child who has been adopted by an order of a court in accordance with the provisions of any law in force in Singapore, references to a person's father or to his parent or to one of his parents shall be construed as references to the adopter.
 

Section 16

In calculating for the purposes of Part X a period of residence in Singapore
(a) a period of absence from Singapore of less than 6 months in the aggregate; and
(b) a period of absence from Singapore exceeding 6 months in the aggregate for any cause generally or specially approved by the Government, may be treated as residence in Singapore and a person shall be deemed to be resident in Singapore on a particular day if he had been resident in Singapore before that day and that day is included in any such period of absence as aforesaid.
 

Section 17

In calculating for the purposes of Part X any period of residence in Singapore, no account shall be taken
(a) of any period of residence in Singapore whilst a person was or was the member of the family of
(i) a person recruited outside Singapore serving on full pay in any naval, military or air force other than the naval, military or air force of Singapore; or
(ii) a person recruited outside Singapore serving in a civil capacity in any department of any government operating in Singapore other than a department of the Government;
(b) of any period during which a person was not lawfully resident in Singapore;
(c) of any period spent as an inmate of any prison or as a person detained in lawful custody in any place other than a mental hospital or an approved institution for the purpose of the treatment and rehabilitation of drug addicts under the provisions of any written law; or
(d) except with the consent of the Minister, of any period during which a person is allowed to remain temporarily in Singapore under the authority of any Pass issued under the provisions of any written law relating to immigration.
 

Section 18

(1) The Minister shall not be required to assign any reason for the grant or refusal of any application under Part X the decision on which is at his discretion and the decision of the Minister on any such application shall be final.
(2) Before refusing such an application, the Minister shall refer the case to an advisory committee consisting of 3 persons appointed for the purpose, either generally or specially, by the President; and in making his decision, the Minister shall have regard to any report made to him by the advisory committee.
 

[Schedule IV]  Fourth Schedule: Appointment of Nominated Members of Parliament


 

Section 1

(1) If within 6 months after Parliament first meets after any general election, it has resolved that there shall be nominated Members during the term of that Parliament, the provisions of this Schedule shall have effect in relation to that Parliament.
(2) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the President shall, within 6 months after Parliament has so resolved under subsection (1), appoint as nominated Members of Parliament the persons nominated by a Special Select Committee of Parliament.
(3) The Special Select Committee of Parliament shall consist of the Speaker as Chairman and 7 Members of Parliament to be nominated by the Committee of Selection of Parliament.
(4) Subject to Article 46, every person appointed as a nominated Member of Parliament shall serve for a term of two years commencing on the date of his appointment.
 

Section 2

(1) In preparing the list of persons to be appointed as nominated Members of Parliament by the President, the Special Select Committee shall invite the general public to submit names of persons who may be considered for nomination by the Committee.
(2) Every name submitted under subsection (1) shall be made in such form as the Special Select Committee may determine, and shall be signed by two persons as proposer and seconder respectively and by not less than 4 other persons, all of whose names shall appear in any current register of electors.
(3) Before making any nomination for the appointment of nominated Members of Parliament, the Special Select Committee shall, wherever possible consult other Members of Parliament in such manner a  it think  fit.
 

Section 3

(1) The Special Select Committee shall, from the names of persons submitted to the Committee under section 2, nominate not more than 6 persons for appointment by the President as nominated Members of Parliament.
(2) The persons to be nominated shall be persons who have rendered distinguished public service, or who have brought honor to the Republic, or who have distinguished themselves in the field of arts and letters, culture, the sciences business, industry, the professions, social or community service or the labor movement; and in making any nomination, the Special Select Committee shall have regard to the need for nominated Members to reflect as wide a range of independent and non-partisan views as possible.
 

Section 4

(1) Whenever the seat of a nominated Member has become vacant by reason of the expiry of his term of service, the vacancy shall, as soon as practicable, be filled by the President by making an appointment on the nomination of the Special Select Committee referred to in section 1.
(2) Whenever the seat of a nominated Member has become vacant for a reason other than a dissolution of Parliament or the expiry of his term of service the Special Select Committee may, if it thinks fit, nominate a person for the President to appoint as a nominated Member to fill the vacancy.
 

Section 5

As soon as practicable after 10 Sep 1990, the President shall on the nomination of the Special Select Committee appoint not more than 6 persons; nominated Members of Parliament.
 

Section 6

Where under section 3 or 5 the Special Select Committee has nominate less than 6 persons for appointment by the President as nominated Members, the Committee may, if it thinks fit, from time to time nominate one or more persons f( the President to appoint as nominated Members but the number of persons c nominated together with the number of persons already nominated under section or 5 shall not exceed 6.
 

Section 7

Sections 2 and 3 (2) shall apply to any nomination made by the Special Select Committee under section 4, 5 or 6; and for the purpose of section 4 (1) the Committee may invite the general public to submit names of persons who may l considered for nomination by the Committee before the seat of the nominated Member has become vacant.
 

[Schedule V]  Fifth Schedule: Key Statutory Boards and Government Companies

    {For the Articles 22a and 22c}

 

Part I

1. Board of Commissioners of Currency, Singapore.
2. Central Provident Fund Board.
3. Housing and Development Board.
4. Jurong Town Corporation.
5. Monetary Authority of Singapore.
6. Post Office Savings Bank of Singapore.
 

Part II

1. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte. Ltd.
2. MND Holdings Pte. Ltd.
3. {Deleted by Amendment No. 2 Act 1994 of 23 Sep 1994.}
4. Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd.

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