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1 Effect on existing law of Singapore’s becoming an independent sovereign Commonwealth state.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subject to the provisions of this Act, all law which, whether being a rule of law or a provision of an Act of Parliament or of any other enactment or instrument whatsoever, was in force immediately before 9th August, 1965 (being the day on which Singapore became an independent sovereign state separate from and independent of Malaysia) or, having been passed or made before that day comes or has come into force thereafter, shall, unless and until provision to the contrary is made by Parliament or some other authority having power in that behalf, have the same operation in relation to Singapore, and persons and things belonging to or connected with Singapore, as it would have, apart from this subsection, if Singapore had not become an independent sovereign state as aforesaid.

(2)The enactments specified in the Schedule to this Act (being enactments applicable to Commonwealth countries having fully responsible status) shall have effect in accordance with the provisions of that Schedule.

(3)Subsection (1) of this section applies to law of, or of any part of, the United Kingdom, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, and, in relation only to an enactment of the Parliament of the United Kingdom or any Order in Council made by virtue of any such enactment whereby any such enactment applies in relation to Singapore, to law of any other country or territory to which that enactment or Order extends.

(4)This section shall be deemed to have had effect from 9th August, 1965.

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3 Judicial Committee of Privy Council.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)Her Majesty may by Order in Council confer on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council such jurisdiction and powers in respect of appeals from the Federal Court of Malaysia, acting on appeals from the High Court of Singapore, and in respect of appeals from any other court being a court having jurisdiction under the laws of Singapore, as appear to Her Majesty to be appropriate for giving effect to any arrangements made in that behalf between Her Majesty’s Government in the United Kingdom and the government of Singapore in accordance with any provision of those laws.

(2)An Order in Council made under this section may determine the classes of cases in which, and the conditions as to leave and otherwise subject to which, any such appeal may be entertained by the said Committee and the practice and procedure to be followed on any such appeal, and may contain such incidental or supplemental provisions as appear to Her Majesty to be expedient.

(3)Except as otherwise provided by an Order in Council under this section, and subject to such modifications as may be so provided, the M1Judicial Committee Act 1833 shall have effect in relation to appeals in respect of which jurisdiction is conferred under this section as it applies in relation to appeals to Her Majesty in Council.

(4)An Order in Council under this section may be varied or revoked by a subsequent Order in Council.

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4 Power to make consequential adaptations.E+W+S+N.I.

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(2). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F3 any Order in Council or other instrument made under any other enactment which varies or revokes a previous Order in Council or instrument in consequence of Singapore’s becoming an indeendent sovereign state within the Commonwealth may be made so as to have effect from 9th August 1965.

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5 Short title and interpretation.E+W+S+N.I.

(1)This Act may be cited as the Singapore Act 1966.

(2)References in this Act to any enactment are references to that enactment as amended or extended by or under any other enactment.

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