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NO. 1]Friday, January 27 [1989

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 25th January 1989 and assented to by the President on 26th January 1989:—
Constitution Of The Republic Of Singapore (Amendment) Act 1989

(No. 1 of 1989)

I assent.

26th January 1989.
Date of Commencement: 27th January 1989
An Act to amend the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.—(1)  This Act may be cited as the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment) Act 1989.
(2)  Section 2 shall be deemed to have come into operation on 19th November 1971.
Amendment of Article 94
2.  Article 94 of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore is amended by deleting clause (3) and substituting the following clause:
(3)  A person qualified for appointment as a Judge of the Supreme Court or a person who has ceased to hold the office of a Judge of the Supreme Court may be appointed as the Chief Justice in accordance with Article 95, or may sit as a Judge of that Court, if designated for the purpose (as occasion requires) in accordance with Article 95, and such person shall hold office for such period or periods as the President, acting on the advice of the Prime Minister, shall direct.”.
Amendment of Article 149
3.  Article 149 of the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after the word “action” in the sixteenth line of clause (1), the words “or any amendment to that law or any provision in any law enacted under the provisions of clause (3)”;
(b)by inserting, immediately after the words “Article 9,” in the seventeenth line of clause (1), the words “11, 12,”; and
(c)by inserting, immediately after clause (2), the following clause:
(3)  If, in respect of any proceedings whether instituted before or after the commencement of this clause, any question arises in any court as to the validity of any decision made or act done in pursuance of any power conferred upon the President or the Minister by any law referred to in this Article, such question shall be determined in accordance with the provisions of any law as may be enacted by Parliament for this purpose; and nothing in Article 93 shall invalidate any law enacted pursuant to this clause.”.