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NO. 36]Friday, October 19 [2001

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 15th October 2001 and assented to by the President on 17th October 2001:—
Parliamentary Elections (Temporary Suspension of Overseas Voting) Act 2001

(No. 45 of 2001)

I assent.

17th October 2001.
Date of Commencement: 26th September 2001
An Act to provide for the temporary suspension of provisions in the Parliamentary Elections Act (Chapter 218 of the 2001 Revised Edition) relating to registration of overseas electors and overseas voting.
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 Parliamentary Elections (Temporary Suspension of Overseas Voting) Act 2001 and shall be deemed to have come into operation on 26th September 2001.
Temporary suspension of registration of overseas electors and overseas voting provisions
2.  Sections 5(1A), 6(1A), 10(4), 11(2B), 13A, 34(6)(c), 34A(6)(c), 36A(2), 39(2A), 39A, 48A(2) and 49A of the Parliamentary Elections Act shall cease to have effect until polling day of the first general election after the date of commencement of this Act.
Validation of non-registration of overseas electors
3.  No legal proceedings shall lie or be instituted against the Registration Officer for or on account of any act or decision —
(a)not to register any person as an overseas elector under the Parliamentary Elections Act; or
(b)not to include in any register of electors the name of any person referred to in section 5(1A) of the Parliamentary Elections Act,
that is done or taken during the period beginning on 26th September 2001 and ending on the date the registers of electors that were opened for public inspection on 28th September 2001 are certified under that Act.