No. S 533
Public Order Act
Public Order
(Amendment No. 2)
Regulations 2017
In exercise of the powers conferred by section 47 of the Public Order Act, the Minister for Home Affairs makes the following Regulations:
Citation and commencement
1.  These Regulations are the Public Order (Amendment No. 2) Regulations 2017 and come into operation on 1 October 2017.
Amendment of regulation 3
2.  Regulation 3 of the Public Order Regulations 2009 (G.N. No. S 487/2009) (called in these Regulations the principal Regulations) is amended by inserting, immediately after the definition of “applicant”, the following definition:
“ “special notice” means the special notice of intention to organise an event, required by section 6A of the Act;”.
Amendment of regulation 4
3.  Regulation 4(1) of the principal Regulations is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after “” in sub‑paragraph (b), the words “(in relation to an advance notice) or at (in relation to a special notice)”; and
(b)by deleting the words “that website” in sub‑paragraph (b) and substituting the words “the relevant website”.
New regulation 11
4.  The principal Regulations are amended by inserting, immediately after regulation 10, the following regulation:
Special notice of event
11.—(1)  For the purposes of section 6A(1) of the Act, special notice of an event must be given to the Commissioner —
(a)by using the electronic system provided by the Government for this purpose, by completing and submitting a web‑based form of the appropriate form made available at, in accordance with the instructions accompanying the form or of the electronic system; or
(b)where the electronic system mentioned in sub‑paragraph (a) is unusable due to technical fault, by delivering the special notice in person at any Neighbourhood Police Centre.
(2)  Special notice of an event must be in the appropriate form.
(3)  For the purposes of section 6A(1) of the Act, special notice of an event must contain the following information:
(a)the name, address, telephone number of the event organiser, and either —
(i)the event organiser’s Unique Entity Number; or
(ii)the identity card number of the individual who is the event organiser or representing the event organiser;
(b)whether there is —
(i)any licence or permit granted or issued in relation to the event under the Act, the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act 2015 (Act 5 of 2015), the Public Entertainments Act (Cap. 257) or the Road Traffic Act (Cap. 276), as the case may be; or
(ii)any pending application for any licence or permit mentioned in sub‑paragraph (i);
(c)whether the special notice is submitted on behalf of another person;
(d)the name of the event;
(e)whether or not access to the event is restricted through a ticket, invitation or coupon;
(f)an estimate of the maximum number of participants at any time during the event;
(g)whether the event is held in a public place;
(h)the purpose of the event;
(i)the location of the event;
(j)the date and time when the event will start and end;
(k)the identity of any guest of honour or elected member of Parliament attending the event;
(l)a brief description of the event programme;
(m)the age group of individuals likely to attend the event;
(n)the interest group of participants in the event;
(o)whether there is any publicity plan, and if so, details of such plan;
(p)whether there is any road closure plan, security plan, crowd control plan, or access control and guest verification plan.
Illustration 1
     For the purposes of paragraph (3)(h), the purpose of an event includes whether it is —
(a)a religious event such as a church service;
(b)a conference or workshop;
(c)a community event such as a grassroots gathering;
(d)a sporting event such as a marathon or a cycling event;
(e)an entertainment event such as a concert or party; or
(f)a commemorative event such as an event organised in association with Chinese New Year, Thaipusam or Hari Raya.
Illustration 2
     For the purposes of paragraph (3)(n), the interest group of participants in the event includes whether the participants are —
(a)followers of a religion;
(b)members of a fan club, such as the supporters of an ethnic culture, a national culture, a game, a genre of music, a genre of literature, a performing art, a visual art, a person, or a group of persons; or
(c)practitioners of a sport.
[G.N. Nos. S 466/2010; S 557/2016; S 275/2017]
Made on 25 September 2017.
Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Home Affairs,
[MHA 112/2/0108; AG/LEGIS/SL/257A/2015/6 Vol. 1]
(To be presented to Parliament under section 47(4) of the Public Order Act).