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  1. Singapore - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Prevention of Human Trafficking Act 2014 (No. 45 of 2014). - Singapore Statutes On-line as amended

    Adoption: 2014-12-12 | Date of entry into force: 2015-03-01 | SGP-2014-L-100538

    An Act to deter and punish trafficking in persons and to protect and assist trafficked persons, and to make consequential amendments to the Children and Young Persons Act (Chapter 38 of the 2001 Revised Edition).

  2. Singapore - Elimination of forced labour - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Employment (Bail and Personal Bond) Regulations 2014 (No. S 248). - Singapore Statutes on-line

    Adoption: 2014-04-01 | SGP-2014-R-97171

  3. Singapore - Elimination of forced labour - Law, Act

    Destitute Persons Act 1989. No. 8 (CHAPTER 78). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1989-02-21 | SGP-1989-L-8868

    Amends the Destitute Persons Act (Cap. 78 of the 1985 of the Revised Edition). By s.2, a "destitute person" includes " any idle person found in a public place, whether or not he is begging, who has no visible means of subsistence or place of residence or is unable to give a satisfactory account of himself". Section 3 provides that public officer or police officer may "take in his charge any destitute person and deliver him to the custody of the Director". Section 4 provides a penalty for being a habitual beggar to a fine not exceeding $3,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years. A destitute person may be required to reside in a welfare home. By s.13, "Any person residing in a welfare home may be required to engage in any suitable work, for which the medical officer of the home certifies him to be capable, either with a view to contributing to an employment outside the welfare home or with a view to contributing to his maintenance in the welfare home".

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