Arrangement of Provisions
1 Citation2 Interpretation
PART IITHE REPUBLIC AND THE CONSTITUTION 3 Republic of Singapore 4 Supremacy of Constitution
5 Amendment of Constitution5 A President may withhold assent to certain constitutional amendments
PART IIIPROTECTION OF THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE 6 No surrender of sovereignty or relinquishment of control over the Police Force or the Armed Forces except by referendum 7 Participation in co-operative international schemes which are beneficial to Singapore 8 No amendment to this Part except by referendum
PART IVFUNDAMENTAL LIBERTIES 9 Liberty of the person 10 Slavery and forced labour prohibited 11 Protection against retrospective criminal laws and repeated trials 12 Equal protection 13 Prohibition of banishment and freedom of movement 14 Freedom of speech, assembly and association 15 Freedom of religion 16 Rights in respect of education
PART VTHE GOVERNMENT CHAPTER 1 - THE PRESIDENT 17 The President 18 Presidential Elections Committee 19 Qualifications and disabilities of President 20 Term of office 21 Discharge and performance of functions of President 22 Appointment of public officers, etc. 22A Appointment of members of statutory boards 22B Budgets of statutory boards 22C Appointment of directors of Government companies 22D Budgets of Government companies 22E Moneys of the Central Provident Fund 22F Presidentâ€™s access to information 22G Concurrence of President for certain investigations 22H President may withhold assent to certain Bills 22I Restraining order under Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act 22J Civil List and personal staff of President 22K Immunity of President from suit 22L Vacation of and removal from office of President 22M Determination by Election Judge that President was not duly elected or election of President was void 22N Persons to exercise functions of President when office is vacant
22O Temporary disability of President22P Grant of pardon, etc.
CHAPTER 2 - THE EXECUTIVE 23 Executive authority of Singapore 24 Cabinet 25 Appointment of Prime Minister and Ministers 26 Tenure of office of Prime Minister and Ministers 27 Oath 28 Summoning of and presiding in Cabinet 29 Validity of proceedings in Cabinet 30 Assignment of responsibility to Ministers 31 Parliamentary Secretaries 32 Leave of absence for Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries 33 Disabilities of Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries 34 Permanent Secretaries 35 Attorney-General 36 Secretary to Cabinet CHAPTER 3 - CAPACITY AS REGARDS PROPERTY, CONTRACTS AND SUITS 37 Capacity of Government as regards property, contracts and suits
COUNCIL OF PRESIDENTIAL ADVISERS 37A Interpretation of this Part 37B Council of Presidential Advisers 37C Temporary appointments during incapacity of members 37D Qualifications of members 37E Disqualifications of members 37F Termination of membership 37G Determination of questions as to membership 37H Oaths of Allegiance and Secrecy 37I Function of Council 37J Proceedings of Council 37K Council to report to Prime Minister and Parliament 37L Fees 37M Appointment of staff
PART VITHE LEGISLATURE 38 Legislature of Singapore 39 Parliament 39A Group representation constituencies 40 Speaker 41 Remuneration of Speaker 42 Deputy Speaker 43 Performance of functions of Speaker 44 Qualifications for membership of Parliament 45 Disqualifications for membership of Parliament 46 Tenure of office of Members 47 Provision against double membership 48 Decision on questions as to disqualification 49 Filling of vacancies 50 Penalty for unqualified persons sitting or voting in Parliament 51 Staff of Parliament 52 Standing Orders 53 Use of languages in Parliament 54 Presiding in Parliament 55 Validity of proceedings of Parliament 56 Quorum 57 Voting 58 Exercise of legislative power 59 Introduction of Bills 60 Words of enactment of laws 61 Oath of Allegiance 62 Address by President 63 Privileges of Parliament 64 Sessions of Parliament 65 Prorogation and dissolution of Parliament 66 General elections 67 Remuneration of Members
PART VIITHE PRESIDENTIAL COUNCIL FOR MINORITY RIGHTS 68 Interpretation of this Part 69 Establishment of Presidential Council for Minority Rights 70 Temporary appointment during incapacity of member 71 Qualifications of members 72 Disqualifications of members 73 Termination of membership 74 Determination of questions as to membership 75 Oaths of Allegiance and Secrecy 76 General function of Council 77 Functions of Council in respect of Bills and subsidiary legislation 78 Copies of Bills and amendments thereto to be sent to Council 79 Functions of Council in regard to Bills enacted on a certificate of urgency 80 Functions of Council in regard to subsidiary legislation 81 Functions of Council in regard to certain written law 82 Duties of Chairman 83 Quorum and voting 84 Proceedings of Council to be in private 85 Council's report 86 Validity of proceedings notwithstanding vacancy in membership 87 Attendance of Minister, etc. 88 Power of Council to make rules regulating procedure 89 Annual report 90 Salaries and fees 91 Appointment of staff 92 Power to make rules generally
PART VIIITHE JUDICIARY 93 Judicial power of Singapore 93A Jurisdiction to determine questions as to validity of Presidential election 94 Constitution of Supreme Court 95 Appointment of Judges of Supreme Court 96 Qualifications of Judges of Supreme Court 97 Oath of Office of Judges and Judicial Commissioners of Supreme Court 98 Tenure of office and remuneration of Judges of Supreme Court 99 Restriction on Parliamentary discussion of conduct of a Judge of Supreme Court 100 Advisory opinion 101 Definition of "office"
PART IXTHE PUBLIC SERVICE 102 Public services
103 Interpretation of this Part104 Tenure of public office 105 Public Service Commission 106 Disqualification for appointment to Commission 107 Tenure of office 108 Terms of service of Chairman and members of Commission 109 Secretary to Commission 110 Appointment, etc., of public officers 110A Education Service Commission 110B Police and Civil Defence Services Commission 110C Provisions applicable to Education Service Commission and Police and Civil Defence Services Commission 110D Personnel boards 111 Legal Service Commission 111A Promotion to significant grade 112 Protection of pension rights 113 Power of Public Service Commission and Legal Service Commission in relation to pensions, etc. 114 Pensions, etc., to be charged on Pension Fund or Consolidated Fund 115 Pension rights on transfer 116 Regulations regarding public service 117 Validation of acts done and rules made by Public Service Commission 118 Performance by Public Service Commission of other functions 119 Reports of Commissions
PART XCITIZENSHIP 120 Status of citizen of Singapore 121 Citizenship by birth 122 Citizenship by descent 123 Citizenship by registration 124 Registration of minors 125 Effect of registration 126 General provisions as to registration 127 Citizenship by naturalisation 128 Renunciation of citizenship 129 Deprivation of citizenship 130 Deprivation of citizenship of child of person losing citizenship 131 General provisions as to loss of citizenship 132 Cancellation of enrolment as citizen 133 Procedure for deprivation 134 Deprivation of citizenship on acquisition of foreign citizenship 135 Deprivation of citizenship on exercise of rights of foreign nationals, etc. 136 Termination of citizenship of Malaysia 137 Deprivation of citizenship or cancellation of enrolment of child of person losing citizenship 138 Grant of certificate of citizenship in cases of doubt 139 Commonwealth citizenship 140 Application of Third Schedule 141 Repeal
PART XIFINANCIAL PROVISIONS 142 Interpretation of this Part 143 No taxation unless authorised by law
144 Restriction on loans, guarantees, etc.
145 Consolidated Fund
146 Withdrawal from Consolidated Fund, etc.147 Annual estimates and financial statements 148 Authorisation of expenditure from Consolidated Fund and Development Fund 148A Withholding of assent to Supply Bill, etc. 148B Power to authorise expenditure on account, etc., or for unspecified purposes 148C Contingencies Funds 148D Parliament may overrule President's withholding of assent to Supply Bill, etc. 148E Debt charges and moneys required to satisfy judgments 148F Appointment of Auditor-General 148G Duty to inform President of certain transactions 148H Publication of Presidentâ€™s opinion regarding certain liabilities of the Government 148I Transfer of Government's past reserves
PART XIISPECIAL POWERS AGAINST SUBVERSION AND EMERGENCY POWERS 149 Legislation against subversion 150 Proclamation of Emergency 151 Restrictions on preventive detention 151A Defence and security measures
PART XIIIGENERAL PROVISIONS 152 Minorities and special position of Malays 153 Muslim religion 153A Official languages and national language 154 Impartial treatment of Government employees 154A Exemption 155 Authorised reprints of Constitution 156 Date of coming into operation of Constitution
PART XIVTRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS 157 Existing Standing Orders 158 Public officers to continue in office 159 Terms of service of persons who continue in office 160 Succession to property 161 Rights, liabilities and obligations 162 Existing laws 163 Person holding office of President immediately prior to 30th November 1991 to continue to hold such office