Official Secrets (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 12/1967

Read the first time on 24th May 1967.
An Act to amend the Official Secrets Ordinance (Chapter 84 of the 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 Official Secrets (Amendment) Act, 1967, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of section 5
2.  Section 5 of the Official Secrets Ordinance is hereby amended by inserting immediately after subsection (2) thereof the following new subsections: —
(3)  In any proceedings against a person for an offence under this section, where it is proved that such person is or has been in the employment or service of any foreign power or government in breach of any undertaking which he has made with the Government, he shall be deemed to be in possession or control of such information or thing as is referred to in subsection (1) of this section and to have unlawfully communicated such information to a foreign power or to have used such information or thing in a manner prejudicial to the safety or interests of Singapore.
(4)  In subsection (3) of this section, “undertaking” means any undertaking in writing which a public officer or any other person has made with the Government whereby such officer or person undertakes not to serve or be employed by any foreign power or government within a specified period after his retirement or resignation from the public service or otherwise unless he has obtained the prior approval of the Government.”.