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NO. 43]Friday, November 29 [1996

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 10th October 1996 and assented to by the President on 30th October 1996:—
People’s Association (Amendment) Act 1996

(No. 39 of 1996)

I assent.

30th October 1996.
Date of Commencement: 6th December 1996
An Act to amend the People’s Association Act (Chapter 227 of the 1994 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 People’s Association (Amendment) Act 1996 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of section 9
2.  Section 9(1) of the People’s Association Act is amended —
(a)by deleting the word “and” at the end of paragraph (b); and
(b)by deleting paragraph (c) and substituting the following paragraphs:
(c)the fostering of community bonding and strengthening of social cohesion amongst the people of Singapore;
(d)the performance of such other functions as may be conferred upon the Association by any written law; and
(e)the carrying out of such activities as appear to the Board to be advantageous towards, or necessary or convenient for, the furtherance of the objects of the Association as set out in paragraphs (a) to (d).”.
New section 9A
3.  The People’s Association Act is amended by inserting, immediately after section 9, the following section:
Protection from personal liability
9A.  No suit or other legal proceedings shall lie against —
(a)any member, officer or employee of the Association or any other person acting under the direction of the Association;
(b)any member of the Board or any person acting under the direction of the Board; or
(c)any member or officer of any committee appointed by the Board or any person acting under the direction of such committee,
for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done in the execution or purported execution of this Act.”.