No. S 333
Bintang Bakti Masyarakat
(The Public Service Star) Rules 1996
The President is pleased to approve the institution of a Medal to be styled the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat or the Public Service Star, the award of which shall be governed by the following Rules:
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (The Public Service Star) Rules 1996 and shall come into operation on 2nd August 1996.
2.  The Medal shall be designated and styled the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat or The Public Service Star.
3.  The Public Service Star may be awarded to any person —
(a)who has rendered valuable public service to the people of Singapore; or
(b)who has distinguished himself in the field of arts and letters, sports, the sciences, business, the professions and the labour movement.
4.  The Medal shall consist of 2 concentric rings having, on the obverse side, a five-pointed star with star-burst design. In the centre, there shall be embossed a circular shield bearing a crescent and 5 stars. At the bottom half of the outer ring there shall be a scroll bearing the inscription “BINTANG BAKTI MASYARAKAT”. The inner ring shall be embossed with a laurel wreath. The reverse side of the Medal shall bear the State Arms.
5.  The Medal shall be of the design as set out in the Schedule.
6.  The Medal shall be worn on the left side of the outer garment suspended by a ribbon. The ribbon shall be grey with a white centre stripe flanked immediately on each side by a red stripe, a thin white stripe, another red stripe and finally, a thin white stripe, in that order.
7.—(1)  Where the Medal is awarded to a person to whom it has been previously awarded, the person shall be presented with a Bar.
(2)  The Bar shall be silver-gilt and shall be attached to the ribbon by which the Medal is suspended.
8.  The names of the persons to whom the Medal or a Bar thereto is awarded shall be published in the Gazette and a register of such names shall be kept in the office of the Prime Minister.
9.  The President may forfeit any Medal or Bar awarded to any person under these Rules if the person is convicted of a criminal offence or is guilty of misconduct or disloyalty to Singapore.
10.—(1)  The Rules governing the award of the Bintang Bakti Masyarakat (The Public Service Star) (hereafter referred to as the revoked Rules) published as Notification No. S 93 in the Subsidiary Legislation Supplement to the Gazette of 31st May 1963 are revoked.
(2)  Any person to whom the Public Service Star and any Bar thereto have been awarded under the revoked Rules is deemed to have been awarded the Medal and Bar under these Rules.
Made this 29th day of July 1996.
By Command,
Secretary to the Cabinet,
[PM 061/59/Pt. D/Vol. 5; AG/LEG/SL/74/96/1]