Foreign Recruiting Act
(Chapter 112, Section 4)
General Order
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G.N. No. S 410/1988

REVISED EDITION 1990
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[23 December 1988]

By WEE KIM WEE
PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE

WEE KIM WEE,
PRESIDENT
Pursuant to section 4 of the Foreign Recruiting Act, the President has prohibited any foreign State, as defined in the Act:
—(1)  from recruiting for the service of any such foreign State:
(a)any member of the Singapore Armed Forces (“SAF member”) and any civilian officer of the Ministry of Defence, Singapore (“civilian officer”); and
(b)any such SAF member or civilian officer who has not duly served out the period of undertaking pursuant to section 5 of the Official Secrets Act, applicable to the SAF member or civilian officer;
unless specific approval has been obtained and granted by the Director of Manpower, Ministry of Defence, Singapore; and
(2)  from publishing in Singapore, any advertisement for the purpose of recruiting persons to serve in or with the armed forces of such foreign State, or any advertisement containing any information relating to the recruitment of persons to serve, or with respect to service, in or with the armed forces of such foreign State.
A “foreign State” includes any person or persons exercising, or assuming to exercise, the powers of government in or over any country, colony, province or people beyond the limits of Singapore.
This General Order shall take effect on and from the date it is notified in the Gazette.
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WEE KIM WEE,

President