Oaths and Declarations Bill

Bill No. 24/2000

Read the first time on 9th October 2000.
An Act to amend and consolidate the law relating to oaths and statutory declarations, and to repeal certain statutes, and to make consequential amendments to certain written laws.
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 Oaths and Declarations Act 2000 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“affirmation” means an affirmation referred to in section 5;
“caution” means a caution referred to in section 6;
“oath” means an oath administered or taken for any purpose, whether in judicial proceedings or otherwise;
“person acting judicially” means a person, tribunal, commission or other body having by law or consent of the parties power to receive evidence.