Article 136-141 Constitution of Singapore 1963
Article 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, among others, of the Constitution of Singapore 1963 are under Part X of the Constitution. Part X is titled Citizenship.
Article 136 Singapore Constitution 1963
Termination of citizenship of Malaysia
Where a person who was a citizen of Singapore had renounced his citizenship of Malaysia or been deprived of his citizenship of Malaysia by the government of Malaysia before the commencement of this Constitution, such person shall be deemed to have renounced or been deprived of his citizenship of Singapore under this Constitution and to have ceased to be a citizen of Singapore.
Article 137 Singapore Constitution 1963
Deprivation of citizenship or cancellation of enrolment of child of person losing citizenship
(1) Where a person has been deprived of his citizenship or his enrolment as a citizen has been cancelled under the provisions of this Part, the Government may, by order, deprive of his citizenship or, as the case may be, cancel the enrolment of any child of that person under the age of 21 years who has been registered or enrolled as a citizen under the provisions of this Constitution or the Singapore Citizenship Ordinance 1957 (Ord. 35 of 1957) and was so registered or enrolled as being the child of that person or of that person’s wife or husband.
(2) No person shall be deprived of his citizenship under clause (1) unless the Government is satisfied that it is not conducive to the public good that he should continue to be a citizen; and no person shall be deprived of his citizenship under clause (1) if the Government is satisfied that as a result of such deprivation he would not be a citizen of any country.
Article 138 Singapore Constitution 1963
Grant of certificate of citizenship in cases of doubt
Upon application made in that behalf in the prescribed manner, the Government may grant in the form prescribed a certificate of citizenship to a person with respect to whose citizenship a doubt exists, whether of fact or of law:
Provided that where the Government is satisfied that such a certificate was obtained in circumstances set out in Article 132(1)(a) or (b), the Government may, by order, cancel such certificate.
Article 139 Singapore Constitution 1963
(1) In accordance with the position of Singapore within the Commonwealth, every person who is a citizen of Singapore enjoys by virtue of that citizenship the status of a Commonwealth citizen in common with the citizens of other Commonwealth countries.
(2) Any existing law shall, except so far as Parliament otherwise provides, apply in relation to a citizen of the Republic of Ireland who is not also a Commonwealth citizen as it applies in relation to a Commonwealth citizen.
Article 140 Singapore Constitution 1963
Application of Third Schedule
Until the Legislature otherwise provides by law, the supplementary provisions contained in the Third Schedule shall have effect for the purposes of this Part.
Article 141 Singapore Constitution 1963
(1) The Singapore Citizenship Ordinance 1957 (Ord. 35 of 1957) is hereby repealed.
(2) Any person who immediately before 16 September 1963 was, by virtue of the Singapore Citizenship Ordinance 1957, a citizen of Singapore by birth, descent, registration or naturalisation, shall as from that date continue, subject to the provisions of this Constitution, to possess that status.
(3) Where a person would have been a citizen of Singapore by descent immediately before 16 September 1963 if his birth had been registered under the provisions of the Singapore Citizenship Ordinance 1957, he shall become a citizen of Singapore by descent if his birth is registered at a consulate of Singapore or with the Government in the prescribed manner within one year of its occurrence or, with the permission of the Government, later.
(4) Notwithstanding the repeal of the Singapore Citizenship Ordinance 1957, where a person who has become a citizen of Singapore was liable in respect of things done before 16 September 1963 to be deprived of that status under the Ordinance, then the Government may, by order, deprive him of his citizenship, if proceedings for that purpose are begun during the period of 2 years after that date.
(5) Where a person is liable to be deprived of citizenship under clause (4) and proceedings had before 16 September 1963 been begun to deprive him of citizenship of Singapore under the provisions of the Singapore Citizenship Ordinance 1957, those proceedings shall be treated as proceedings to deprive him of citizenship under that clause and shall be continued as such in accordance with the provisions of the Singapore Citizenship Ordinance 1957 in force immediately before that date.