PUBLIC BODIES (PREVENTION OF CORRUPTION) ordinance

Arrangement of Sections

1. Short title.

2. Offer or giving of gratification to member of public body or to influence a member.

3. Taking of gratification by member of public body or to influence a member.

4. Penalties for and trial of offences under this Ordinance.

5. Vacation of seat and disqualification.

6. Interpretation.

13 of 1950.

AN ORDINANCE to provide for the prevention and punishment of bribery and corruption of and by members of local authorities.

[Date of Commencement: 3rd December, 1943]

1. Short title.

This Ordinance may be cited as the Public Bodies (Prevention of Corruption) Ordinance.

2. Offer or giving of gratification to member of public body or to influence a member.

(1) Any person who corruptly gives, promises or offers to any member of a public body, whether for the benefit of such member or of another person, any gift, loan, fee, reward or advantage whatsoever as an inducement to or reward for such member doing or forbearing to do any official act, shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) Any person who corruptly gives, promises or offers to any other person, whether for the benefit of that person or of another person, any gift, loan, fee, reward or advantage whatsoever, as an inducement to or reward for influencing any member of a public body to do or forbear to do any official act, shall be guilty of an offence.

3. Taking of gratification by member of public body or to influence a member.

(1) Any member of a public body who corruptly solicits or receives or agrees to receive, for himself or for any other person, any gift, loan, fee, reward or advantage whatsoever as an inducement to or reward for such member doing or forbearing to do any official act, shall be guilty of an offence.

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