United Nations Act
(Chapter 339, Section 2(1))
United Nations (Anti-terrorism Measures) Regulations
Rg 1
G.N. No. S 561/2001

REVISED EDITION 2003
(31st January 2003)
[13th November 2001]
Citation
1.  These Regulations may be cited as the United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Regulations.
Object
2.  The object of these Regulations is to assist in giving effect to Resolution 1373 (2001) and Resolution 1390 (2002) of the Security Council of the United Nations.
Application
3.  These Regulations shall not apply to any financial institution or class of financial institutions to the extent that the financial institution or class of financial institutions is or may be subject to the directions of the Monetary Authority of Singapore under section 27A of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Act (Cap. 186).
Definitions
4.—(1)  In these Regulations —

“arms and related material” means any type of weapon, ammunition, military vehicle or military or paramilitary equipment, and includes their spare parts;

“funds” includes cheques, bank deposits and other financial resources;

“property” means real or personal property, moveable or immovable, including a lease of immovable property as well as a right or interest in such property;

“Singapore ship” means a ship registered under Part II of the Merchant Shipping Act (Cap. 179);

“terrorist” means any person who —
(a)commits, or attempts to commit, any terrorist act; or
(b)participates in or facilitates the commission of any terrorist act,
and includes any person referred to in the Schedule;
“terrorist act” means the use or threat of action —
(a)where the action —
(i)involves serious violence against a person;
(ii)involves serious damage to property;
(iii)endangers a person’s life;
(iv)creates a serious risk to the health or the safety of the public or a section of the public;
(v)involves the use of firearms or explosives;
(vi)involves releasing into the environment or any part thereof, or distributing or otherwise exposing the public or any part thereof to —
(A)any dangerous, hazardous, radioactive or harmful substance;
(B)any toxic chemical; or
(C)any microbial or other biological agent, or toxin;
(vii)is designed to disrupt any public computer system or the provision of services directly related to communications infrastructure, banking and financial services, public utilities, public transportation or public key infrastructure;
(viii)is designed to disrupt the provision of essential emergency services such as the police, civil defence and medical services; or
(ix)involves prejudice to public security or national defence; and
(b)where the use or threat is intended or reasonably regarded as intending to —
(i)influence the Government or any other government; or
(ii)intimidate the public or a section of the public.
(2)  For the purposes of paragraph (1) —
(a)“action” includes action outside Singapore; and
(b)a reference to the public includes a reference to the public of a country or territory other than Singapore.
(3)  In these Regulations, unless the context otherwise requires, any reference to “terrorist act” shall include any act referred to in regulation 8(2) or (3).
Prohibition against provision or collection of funds for terrorists
5.  No person in Singapore and no citizen of Singapore outside Singapore shall —
(a)provide funds to any person by any means, directly or indirectly; or
(b)collect funds for any person by any means, directly or indirectly,
if he knows or has reasonable grounds to believe that the funds will be used to commit any terrorist act or facilitate the commission of any terrorist act.
Prohibition against dealing with property of terrorists
6.  No person in Singapore and no citizen of Singapore outside Singapore shall —
(a)deal, directly or indirectly, in any property that is owned or controlled by or on behalf of any terrorist or any entity owned or controlled by any terrorist, including funds derived or generated from property owned or controlled, directly or indirectly, by any terrorist or any entity owned or controlled by any terrorist;
(b)enter into or facilitate, directly or indirectly, any financial transaction related to a dealing in property referred to in paragraph (a); or
(c)provide any financial services or any other related services in respect of any property referred to in paragraph (a), to or for the benefit of, or on the direction or order of, any terrorist or any entity owned or controlled by any terrorist.
Prohibition against provision of resources and services for benefit of terrorists
7.—(1)  No person in Singapore and no citizen of Singapore outside Singapore shall —
(a)make available any funds or other financial assets or economic resources; or
(b)make available any financial or other related services,
for the benefit of any prohibited person.
(2)  In paragraph (1), “prohibited person” means —
(a)any terrorist;
(b)any entity owned or controlled by any terrorist; or
(c)any person or entity acting on behalf of or at the direction of any person referred to in sub-paragraph (a) or (b).
Prohibition against sale, supply, etc., of arms and related material to terrorists
7A.  No person in Singapore and no citizen of Singapore outside Singapore shall, directly or indirectly, export, sell, supply or ship any arms and related material, wherever situated, to any terrorist.
Prohibition against carriage of arms and related material by Singapore ships and aircraft for terrorists
7B.  No owner or master of a Singapore ship and no operator of an aircraft registered in Singapore shall, directly or indirectly, carry or cause or permit to be carried any arms and related material, wherever situated, for any terrorist.
Prohibition against provision of technical advice, assistance, etc., related to military activities of terrorists
7C.  No person in Singapore and no citizen of Singapore outside Singapore shall, directly or indirectly, provide any terrorist with technical advice, assistance or training related to military activities.
Prohibition against false threats of terrorist acts
8.—(1)  No person in Singapore and no citizen of Singapore outside Singapore shall communicate or make available by any means any information which he knows or believes to be false to another person with the intention of inducing in him or any other person a false belief that a terrorist act has been, is being or will be carried out.
(2)  No person in Singapore and no citizen of Singapore outside Singapore shall place any article or substance in any place whatsoever with the intention of inducing in some other person a false belief that —
(a)the article or substance is likely to explode or ignite and thereby cause personal injury or damage to property; or
(b)the article contains or the substance consists of —
(i)any dangerous, hazardous, radioactive or harmful substance;
(ii)any toxic chemical; or
(iii)any microbial or other biological agent, or toxin,
that is likely to cause death, disease or personal injury or damage to property.
(3)  No person in Singapore and no citizen of Singapore outside Singapore shall despatch any article or substance by post, rail or any other means whatever of sending things from one place to another with the intention of inducing in some other person a false belief that —
(a)the article or substance is likely to explode or ignite and thereby cause personal injury or damage to property; or
(b)the article contains or the substance consists of —
(i)any dangerous, hazardous, radioactive or harmful substance;
(ii)any toxic chemical; or
(iii)any microbial or other biological agent, or toxin,
that is likely to cause death, disease or personal injury or damage to property.
(4)  For the purposes of paragraphs (1), (2) and (3), a reference to a person inducing in any other person a false belief does not require the first-mentioned person to have any particular person in mind as the person in whom he intends to induce the false belief.
General prohibition
9.  No person in Singapore and no citizen of Singapore outside Singapore shall knowingly do anything that causes, assists or promotes, or is intended to cause, assist or promote, any act or thing prohibited by regulation 5, 6, 7, 7A, 7B, 7C or 8.
Duty to provide information
10.  Every person in Singapore and any citizen of Singapore outside Singapore who —
(a)has possession, custody or control of any property belonging to any terrorist or any entity owned or controlled by any terrorist; or
(b)has information about any transaction or proposed transaction in respect of any property belonging to any terrorist or any entity owned or controlled by any terrorist,
shall immediately inform the Commissioner of Police or such other person as the Minister may designate of that fact or information and provide such further information relating to the property, or transaction or proposed transaction, as the Commissioner or designated person may require.
Offences
11.  Any person in Singapore or any citizen of Singapore outside Singapore who contravenes regulation 5, 6, 7, 7A, 7B, 7C, 8, 9 or 10 shall be guilty of an offence.
Exemption
12.  The Minister or a person designated by the Minister may, if he considers that it is appropriate to do so in the circumstances of the case and is consistent with the intention of the Security Council of the United Nations under Resolutions 1373 and 1390, by notice in writing exempt, subject to such conditions as he may specify —
(a)any person or class of persons; or
(b)any activity or class of activities,
from the operation of any or all provisions of these Regulations.