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NO. 20]Friday, May 29 [1998

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 20th April 1998 and assented to by the President on 2nd May 1998:—
Extradition (Amendment) Act 1998

(No. 16 of 1998)

I assent

2nd May 1998.
Date of Commencement: 11th June 1998
An Act to amend the Extradition Act (Chapter 103 of the 1985 Revised Edition).
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Extradition (Amendment) Act 1998 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of section 2
2.  Section 2(1) of the Extradition Act is amended by deleting the definition of “foreign State” and substituting the following definition:
“ “foreign State” means —
(a)any foreign State; or
(b)any of the territories specified in the Third Schedule,
between which and Singapore an extradition treaty is in force;”.
Repeal and re-enactment of section 45
3.  Section 45 of the Extradition Act is repealed and the following section substituted therefor:
Power to amend and vary Schedules
45.  The Minister may —
(a)from time to time, by notification published in the Gazette, vary the First and Second Schedules; and
(b)by order published in the Gazette amend, add to or vary the Third Schedule when an extradition treaty between any territory and Singapore has come into force or has ceased to be in force, as the case may be.”.
New Third Schedule
4.  The Extradition Act is amended by inserting, immediately after the Second Schedule, the following Schedule:
Section 2(1)
Territories Between Which and Singapore An Extradition Treaty Is in Force
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China.”.