Article 85-92 Constitution of Singapore 1963
Article 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92 of the Constitution of Singapore 1963, among others, are under Part VII of the Constitution. Part VII is titled The Presidential Council for Minority Rights.
Article 85 Singapore Constitution 1963
In reporting the opinion of the Council under the provisions of this Part, the Council shall state —
(a) either that the report is unanimous or the number of votes for and against it; and
(b) in the case of an adverse report, the grounds on which the Council has reached its conclusion.
Article 86 Singapore Constitution 1963
Validity of proceedings notwithstanding vacancy in membership
Subject to Article 83(1), the Council shall not be disqualified for the transaction of business by reason of any vacancy among the members thereof; and any proceedings therein shall be valid notwithstanding that some person who was not entitled to do so took part in those proceedings.
Article 87 Singapore Constitution 1963
Attendance of Minister, etc.
Any Minister, Minister of State or Parliamentary Secretary specially authorised by the Prime Minister for this purpose shall be entitled to attend and take part in the proceedings of the Council as if he were a member but shall not have the right to vote in the Council.
Article 88 Singapore Constitution 1963
Power of Council to make rules regulating procedure
Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the Council may make rules with respect to the regulation and conduct of its proceedings and the despatch of its business but no such rules shall have effect until they have been approved by the President.
Article 89 Singapore Constitution 1963
(1) Once in every year it shall be the duty of the Council to compile and present to the President a report on the work of the Council during the preceding 12 months.
(2) The President shall cause such report to be presented to Parliament as soon as possible.
Article 90 Singapore Constitution 1963
Salaries and fees
(1) There shall be paid to the Chairman and the other members such salaries and fees as may be determined by the President.
(2) The salaries and fees payable under clause (1) shall be defrayed out of moneys provided by Parliament.
Article 91 Singapore Constitution 1963
Appointment of staff
The Council shall have power to appoint a Secretary to the Council and such other officers as may be required to enable the Council to carry out its functions under this Part.
Article 92 Singapore Constitution 1963
Power to make rules generally
The President may make rules for the conduct of business between the Council and Parliament and between the Council and any authority empowered to make subsidiary legislation, and generally for carrying out the purposes of this Part.