No. S 439
Supreme Court of Judicature Act
(Chapter 322)
Commissioners for Oaths (Amendment) Rules 1998
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 68(3) of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act, the Senate of the Singapore Academy of Law hereby makes the following Rules:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Rules may be cited as the Commissioners for Oaths (Amendment) Rules 1998 and shall come into operation on 1st September 1998.
Deletion and substitution of rule 8
2.  Rule 8 of the Commissioners for Oaths Rules (R 3) is deleted and the following rule substituted therefor:
Language of deponents
8.—(1)  Subject to paragraph (2), no advocate and solicitor who is appointed as a commissioner for oaths shall cause an affidavit or statutory declaration to be taken by, or an oath to be administered to, any person other than a deponent who speaks and understands the English language.
(2)  An advocate and solicitor who is appointed as a commissioner for oaths and who is proficient in a language or dialect other than English may, in his discretion, cause an affidavit or statutory declaration to be taken by, or an oath to be administered to, a deponent in such language or dialect if the deponent speaks and understands the language or dialect in which the advocate and solicitor is proficient.”.
Amendment of Schedule
3.  Part II of the Schedule to the Commissioners for Oaths Rules is amended by renumbering item 3 as paragraph (1) of that item, and by inserting immediately thereafter the following paragraph:
(2)
For each exhibit referred to therein which is required to be marked
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Made this 14th day of August 1998.

YONG PUNG HOW
President,
Singapore Academy of Law.
[AD/GA-18(N); AG/LEG/SL/322/97/1 Vol.2]