Commission Against Corruption (Macau)

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Commission Against Corruption
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AbbreviationCCAC
Agency overview
Formed2000
Preceding agency
  • High Commission Against Corruption and Administrative Illegality
Legal jurisdictionMacau
Constituting instrument
  • Article 59 of Basic Law of Macau
Specialist jurisdiction
  • Anti corruption.
Headquarters105 Avenida Xian Xing Hai, Centro Golden Dragon, 17.o Andar.
Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
  • Chan Tsz King, Commissioner
Website
www.ccac.org.mo
Commission Against Corruption
Chinese name
Chinese廉政公署
High Commission Against Corruption and Administrative Illegality
Chinese反貪污暨反行政違法性高級專員公署
Portuguese name
PortugueseComissariado contra a Corrupção (CCAC)
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The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC, Chinese: 廉政公署; Portuguese: Comissariado contra a Corrupção) is an official body of Macau responsible for the prevention, investigation and (probably) prosecution of corrupt activities.

The commission was established, pursuant to article 59 of Macau's Basic Law, following the 1999 transfer of sovereignty over Macau from Portugal to China. It is modelled after Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption.[citation needed] The CCAC replaced the High Commission Against Corruption and Administrative Illegality, which was created in 1990 and began operating in 1992.

Duties[edit]

Per Law No. 10/2000 of 14 August, the CCAC carries the following major statutory duties:

  • To carry out preventive actions against acts of corruption or fraud.
  • To investigate any crimes of corruption and fraud committed by civil servants.
  • To investigate allegation of corruption and fraud in electoral registration and election of members of the institutions in the Macau SAR.
  • To protect human rights, freedom and legitimate interests of individuals, as well as to uphold fairness, lawfulness and efficiency of the public administration.

A list of heads of the two commissions:

High Commissioner Against Corruption and Administrative Illegality[edit]

HCACAI was appointed by the Governor of Macau.

  • Mr Justice Jorge Alberto Aragao Seia 1991-1995
  • Luis Manuel Guerreiro de Mendonca Freitas 1995-1999

Commissioners Against Corruption of Macau[edit]

The head of the CCAC is appointed by the Chief Executive of Macau.

Deputy Commissioners Against Corruption of Macau[edit]

  • Kuan Kun Hong January 2011 – present

This followed the resignation of the two former deputy commissioners, Tou Wai Fong and Chan Seak Hou, for "personal reasons" in December 2010.[1]

Headquarters[edit]

The Commission's headquarters is located at 105 Avenida Xian Xing Hai, Centro Golden Dragon (former Edifico Zhu Kuan), 17.o Andar.

History of Investigations[edit]

In November 2013, the CCAC releases an investigation and analysis report on complaints regarding the Granting of Public Service of Road Mass Transport.[2] The original complaint was received on May 30, 2013 and due to the filing of bankruptcy of Reolian on October 3, 2013, the CCAC released their findings. As one of the results of the report, lawmakers in Macau suggested Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Lau Si Io, to resign.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CCAC changes 'normal', says Chief Executive". Macau Daily Times. 10/01/2011. Archived from the original on 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2012-06-21. Check date values in: |date= (help)
  2. ^ CCAC. "CCAC releases an investigation and analysis report on complaints regarding the Granting of Public Service of Road Mass Transport". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  3. ^ Macau Daily Times (2013-11-15). "CCAC: Bus operation scheme "the most severe case of legal breach"". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  • Law No. 11/90/M Creating the High Commission against Corruption and Administrative Illegality (in Portuguese and in Chinese) via the official Printing Bureau website
  • Law No. 10/2000 Organic Law of the Commission against Corruption of the Macao Special Administrative Region (in Chinese and in Portuguese) via the official Printing Bureau website

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