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HUMAN CLONING AND OTHER PROHIBITED PRACTICES

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Consent to prosecute

19. No prosecution in respect of any offence under this Act shall be instituted except by or with the consent of the Public Prosecutor.

Jurisdiction of court

20. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in the Criminal Procedure Code (Cap. 68), a District Court shall have jurisdiction to try any offence under this Act and shall have power to impose the full penalty or punishment in respect of the offence.

Service of documents

21.—(1) Any notice, order or document required or authorised by this Act to be served on any person, and any summons issued by a court against any person in connection with any offence under this Act may be served on the person—

(a) by delivering it to the person or to some adult member or employee of his family or household at his last known place of residence;
(b) by leaving it at his usual or last known place of residence or business in an envelope addressed to the person;
(c) by sending it by registered post addressed to the person at his usual or last known place of residence or business; or
(d) in the case of an incorporated company, a partnership or a body of persons
(i) by delivering it to the secretary or other like officer of the company, partnership or body of persons at its registered office or principal place of business; or
(ii) by sending it by registered post addressed to the company, partnership or body of persons at its registered office or principal place of business.

(2) Any notice, order, document or summons sent by registered post to any person in accordance with subsection (1) shall be deemed to be duly served on the person at the time when the notice, order, document or summons, as the case may be, would in the ordinary course of post be delivered.