Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Bill

Bill No. 36/1975

Read the first time on 29th July 1975.
An Act to amend the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act (Chapter 112 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 Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Act, 1975, and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Repeal and re-enactment of section 14
2.  Section 14 of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act is hereby repealed and the following substituted therefor: —
Powers of search and boarding vessels
14.—(1)  A police officer not below the rank of sergeant may, without warrant and with or without assistance, enter and search any premises, stop and search any vehicle or individual, whether in a public place or not, if he suspects that any evidence of the commission of an offence is likely to be found on such premises or individual or in such vehicle, and may seize any evidence so found:
Provided that a police officer below the rank of sergeant may exercise the powers conferred by this subsection if he has good grounds for believing that, by reason of the delay which may be caused by referring the case to an officer not below the rank of sergeant, any such evidence is likely to be removed.”.
Amendment of section 22
3.  Section 22 of the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act is hereby amended —
(a)by deleting the proviso to subsection (1) thereof and substituting therefor the following: —
Provided that no such statement shall be admissible or used as aforesaid if the making of the statement appears to the court to have been caused by any inducement, threat or promise having reference to the charge against such person, proceeding from a person in authority and sufficient, in the opinion of the court, to give such person grounds which would appear to him reasonable for supposing that by making it he would gain any advantage or avoid any evil of a temporal nature in reference to the proceeding against him.”; and
(b)by deleting subsections (2) and (3) thereof.