Commission Against Corruption (Macau)
|Commission Against Corruption|
|High Commission Against Corruption|
and Administrative Illegality
|Portuguese||Comissariado contra a Corrupção (CCAC)|
The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC, Comissariado contra a Corrupção in Portuguese) is an official entity of Macau responsible for the prevention, investigation and (probably) prosectution of corrupt activities. It was established in the Special Administrative Region in 1999 after China resumed sovereignty, pursuant to article 59 of its Basic Law and modelled after Hong Kong's Independent Commission Against Corruption.
The CCAC replaced the High Commission Against Corruption and Administrative Illegality created in 1990 and began operations in 1992.
According to 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
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
The head of the CCAC is appointed by the Chief Executive of Macau.
- Cheong U 1999-2009
- Vasco Fong Man Chong 2009-2014
- André Cheong Weng Chon 2014–present
Deputy Commissioners Against Corruption of Macau
- Kuan Kun Hong January 2011 – present
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
In November 2013, the CCAC releases an investigation and analysis report on complaints regarding the Granting of Public Service of Road Mass Transport. 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.
- CCAC. "CCAC releases an investigation and analysis report on complaints regarding the Granting of Public Service of Road Mass Transport". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
- Macau Daily Times (2013-11-15). "CCAC: Bus operation scheme "the most severe case of legal breach"". Retrieved 2013-11-16.