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1991 Ed.

Maintenance of Religious Harmony

Cap. 167A

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Minister shall have regard to such representations in making the order.

(5) All written representations under subsection (4) must be made within 14 days of the date of the notice of the Minister's intention to make an order under this section.

Restraining orders against other persons. 9.—(1) Where the Minister is satisfied that–

(a) any person is inciting, instigating or encouraging any religious group or religious institution or any person mentioned in subsection (1) of section 8 to commit any of the acts specified in that subsection;
(b) any person, other than persons mentioned in subsection (1) of section 8, has committed or is attempting to commit any of the acts specified in paragraph (a) of that subsection,

he may make a restraining order against him.

(2) Without affecting the generality of subsection (1), an order made under this section may restrain the person named therein from addressing or advising any religious group or religious institution or any member thereof or making any statement or causing any statement to be made, whether orally or in writing, concerning or affecting the relations between that religious group or religious institution and the Government or any other religious group or religious institution.

(3) Any order made under this section shall be for such period, not exceeding two years, as may be specified therein.

(4) Before making an order under this section, the Minister shall give the person against whom the order is proposed to be made and the head or governing body or committee of management of the religious group or institution, if any, which is to be named in the proposed order, notice of his intention to make the order together with the grounds and allegations of fact in support thereof and of their right to make written representations to the Minister and the Minister shall have regard to such representations in making the order.

(5) All written representations under subsection (4) must be made within 14 days of the date of the notice of the Minister's intention to make an order under this section.