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Chapter 4 Statutory boards

Public Administration Singapore-style

ISBN: 978-1-84950-924-4, eISBN: 978-1-84950-925-1

ISSN: 0732-1317

Publication date: 14 April 2010


A statutory board is one of the three forms of public enterprise in Singapore which are involved directly or indirectly in economic development. Tan Chwee Huat has defined a statutory board as “an autonomous government agency set up by special legislation to perform specific functions (Tan, 1974, p. 102).” Similarly, Lee Boon Hiok has referred to statutory boards as “a catchall phrase for the statutory bodies which have been established by an Act of Parliament,” which specifies their rationale as well as their rights and powers (Lee, 1975, pp. 38–39).


Quah, J.S.T. (2010), "Chapter 4 Statutory boards", Quah, J.S.T. (Ed.) Public Administration Singapore-style (Research in Public Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 41-69.



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