Article 6-8 Singapore Constitution 1963

Article 6-8 Constitution of Singapore 1963

Article 6, 7, and 8 of the Constitution of Singapore 1963 are under Part III of the Constitution. Part III is titled Protection of the Sovereignty of the Republic of Singapore.

Article 6 Singapore Constitution 1963

No surrender of sovereignty or relinquishment of control over the Police Force or the Armed Forces except by referendum

(1) There shall be —
(a) no surrender or transfer, either wholly or in part, of the sovereignty of the Republic of Singapore as an independent nation, whether by way of merger or incorporation with any other sovereign state or with any Federation, Confederation, country or territory or in any other manner whatsoever; and
(b) no relinquishment of control over the Singapore Police Force or the Singapore Armed Forces,
unless such surrender, transfer or relinquishment has been supported, at a national referendum, by not less than two‑thirds of the total number of votes cast by the electors registered under the Parliamentary Elections Act 1954.

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(2) For the purposes of this Article —
“Singapore Armed Forces” means the Singapore Armed Forces raised and maintained under the Singapore Armed Forces Act 1972, and includes any civil defence force formed under the Civil Defence Act 1986 and such other force as the President may, by notification in the Gazette, declare to be an armed force for the purposes of this Article;

“Singapore Police Force” means the Singapore Police Force and the Special Constabulary established under the Police Force Act 2004 and any Auxiliary Police Force created in accordance with Part 9 of that Act, and includes the Vigilante Corps established under the Vigilante Corps Act 1967 and such other force as the President may, by notification in the Gazette, declare to be a police force for the purposes of this Article.

Article 7 Singapore Constitution 1963

Participation in co-operative international schemes which are beneficial to Singapore

Without in any way derogating from the force and effect of Article 6, nothing in that Article shall be construed as precluding Singapore or any association, body or organisation therein from —
(a) participating or co-operating in, or contributing towards, any scheme, venture, project, enterprise or undertaking of whatsoever nature, in conjunction or in concert with any other sovereign state or with any Federation, Confederation, country or countries or any association, body or organisation therein, where such scheme, venture, project, enterprise or undertaking confers, has the effect of conferring or is intended to confer, on Singapore or any association, body or organisation therein, any economic, financial, industrial, social, cultural, educational or other benefit of any kind or is, or appears to be, advantageous in any way to Singapore or any association, body or organisation therein; or

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(b) entering into any treaty, agreement, contract, pact or other arrangement with any other sovereign state or with any Federation, Confederation, country or countries or any association, body or organisation therein, where such treaty, agreement, contract, pact or arrangement provides for mutual or collective security or any other object or purpose whatsoever which is, or appears to be, beneficial or advantageous to Singapore in any way.

Article 8 Singapore Constitution 1963

No amendment to this Part except by referendum

(1) A Bill for making an amendment to this Part shall not be passed by Parliament unless it has been supported, at a national referendum, by not less than two-thirds of the total number of votes cast by the electors registered under the Parliamentary Elections Act 1954.

(2) In this Article, “amendment” includes addition and repeal.


See also:

Article 3-5 Singapore Constitution 1963

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