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The Schedule: Specified Societies

THE SCHEDULE
Sections 4(1) and 33A
SPECIFIED SOCIETIES
1. Any society whose object, purpose or activity, whether primary or otherwise, is to —
(a)
represent;
(b)
promote any cause or interest of; or
(c)
discuss any issue relating to,
any religion, ethnic group, clan, nationality or a class of persons defined by reference to their gender or
sexual orientation.
2. Any political association.
3. Any society which uses the word “National” o r “Singapore” in its name, except where the word
“Singapore” or any abbreviation thereof is used to indicate the society’s place of registration.
4. Any society whose object, purpose or activity, whether primary or otherwise, is to —
(a)
represent persons who advocate;
(b)
promote; or
(c)
discuss any issue relating to,
any civil or political right (including human rights, environmental rights and animal rights).
5. Any society whose object, purpose or activity, whether primary or otherwise , is to discuss any
matter relating to the governance of the Singapore society.
6. Any society whose object, purpose or activity, whether primary or otherwise, is to promote or
discuss the use or status of any language.
7. Any society which is formed under the instruction of a foreign government or an organisation
affiliated to a foreign government.
8. Any society which is formed under the instruction of a foreign organisation or is affiliated to a
foreign organisation or whose major source of funding is fr om outside Singapore, but does not include the
Rotaract Club, the Rotary Club, the Toastmaster’s Club and the Lions Club.
9. Any alumni of an educational institution that is not established in Singapore.
10. Any society which has an office bearer who —
(a)
was previously holding office in a society that was dissolved under section 24 and the order for
dissolution was made less than 3 years ago;
(b)
while being a member of any society, was convicted for an offence involving the unlawful expenditure of
the funds of the society; or
(c)
has been previously declared in writing by the Minister to be unfit to act as an officer of a society.

11. Any society whose object, purpose or activity, whether primary or otherwise, is to promote,
discuss any issue relating to, or to provide training in any form of pugilistic or martial arts.
[15/2004 wef 1/9/2004]

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