Sultan Hussain Ordinance
(CHAPTER 382)

(Original Enactment: Ordinance 13 of 1904)

REVISED EDITION 1985
(30th March 1987)
An Ordinance to make proper provision for the Family of the late Sultan Hussain. This private Ordinance is reproduced in the form it appears in the 1955 Revised Edition.1
1  Note:
Whereas in or about the year 1819 certain land situate in Kampong Glam in Singapore, and estimated to contain an area of about 23 hectares, was set apart by the Honourable East India Company for the accommodation and benefit of Sultan Hussain Mahomed Shah, hereinafter called Sultan Hussain, and His Heirs and Successors:
And Whereas the said Sultan Hussain occupied the said land until shortly before his death, which took place at Malacca in the year 1835:
And Whereas the said Sultan Hussain left him surviving his eldest son Sultan Ali Iskander Shah, hereinafter called Sultan Ali, and two younger sons:
And Whereas the said Sultan Ali occupied the said land and granted leases of portions thereof to divers persons:
And Whereas the said Sultan Ali died in the year 1877, leaving him surviving his eldest son, Tunku Allum, and divers other children:
And Whereas the said Tunku Allum until his death occupied the said land and collected the rents of such portion thereof as was under lease, and supported the members of the family of the late Sultan Ali, according to Malay royal custom:
And Whereas the said Tunku Allum died in the year 1891, leaving him surviving his eldest son, Tunku Ali, and divers other children:
And Whereas disputes and litigation about the said land have taken place between the said Tunku Ali and the other descendants of the said Sultan Hussain, deceased:
And Whereas by a judgment of the Court of Appeal of the Colony, delivered on the twenty-third day of December, 1897, it was decided that the said land must be considered as Crown land, no longer subject to the treaties which previously affected it, but as having been occupied by the said Tunku Allum without legal right or title:
And Whereas it is expedient to make proper provision for the family of the said Sultan Hussain:
It is hereby enacted by the Governor of the Straits Settlements, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council thereof, as follows:
[14th October 1904]
Short title
1.  This Ordinance may be cited as the Sultan Hussain Ordinance.
Administration of land by Collector of Land Revenue
2.  The said land situate in Kampong Glam, having reverted to the Crown, shall from and after the first day of January, 1905, be administered by the Collector of Land Revenue in the same manner as other Crown lands.
Payment to the family of Sultan Hussain
3.  2From and after the first day of January, 1905, there shall be paid annually to the family of the late Sultan Hussain, in such manner and in such proportions as the Yang di-Pertuan Negara determines, a sum not exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars.
2  President seesection 2(2)(h) of the Interpretation Act (Cap. 1).
[S(NS) 178/59]
Additional payments from increments
4.  3If the said lands in Kampong Glam which are hereby declared to have reverted to the Crown, as decided by the Court of Appeal of the Colony, should at any time yield a net annual revenue exceeding seven hundred and fifty dollars the Yang di-Pertuan Negara may order that a further sum, not exceeding nine-tenths of the excess of such net annual revenue over the sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars, shall be paid to the family of the late Sultan Hussain, as in section 3 mentioned, in addition to the said sum of seven hundred and fifty dollars.
3  President seesection 2(2)(h) of the Interpretation Act (Cap. 1).
[S(NS) 178/59]
Payments under this Ordinance not to be assignable
5.  The sums payable to the family of the late Sultan Hussain under this Ordinance shall not be assignable or transferable or liable to be attached, sequestrated or levied upon for or in respect of any debt or claim whatever.