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1991 Ed.

Maintenance of Religious Harmony

Cap. 167A

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Extension of restraining order. 13.—(1) The Minister may, before the expiration of an order made under section 8 or 9, direct that the period of such order be extended for a further period or periods not exceeding two years at a time.

(2) Sections 11 and 12 shall apply to any extension of an order in the same manner as they apply to the making of an order under section 8 or 9.

Review of restraining order. 14.—(1) Every order made or extended under this Part shall, so long as it remains in force, be reviewed by the Minister at intervals of not more than 12 months and the first of such reviews shall take place not more than 12 months after the date the order was made or extended.

(2) The Minister may at any time revoke an order made under section 8 or 9.

Publication. 15. The Minister shall cause a restraining order made under section 8 or 9, any revocation, variation, extension or confirmation thereof or any recommendations of the Council to be published in the Gazette.

Penalty for breach of restraining order. 16.—(1) Any person who contravenes any provision of an order made under this Part shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 2 years or to both and, in the case of a second or subsequent offence, to a fine not exceeding $20,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 3 years or to both.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of any written law to the contrary, a District Court shall have the jurisdiction to impose the maximum penalty prescribed for an offence under this Act.

Sanction of Public Prosecutor. 17. No court shall take cognizance of any offence under this Act except with the consent of the Public Prosecutor.


Decisions under this Act not justiciable. 18. All orders and decisions of the President and the Minister and recommendations of the Council made pursuant to this Act shall be final and shall not be called in question in any court.