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The Commission Against Corruption could soon see its powers broadened

The government has responded to a number of recent high-profile graft cases with a proposal to widen the CCAC’s remit.

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The government has responded to a number of recent high-profile graft cases with a proposal to widen the CCAC’s remit.

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UPDATED: 21 Dec 2023, 11:05 pm

The Commission Against Corruption (known by its Portuguese abbreviation CCAC) could soon see its powers strengthened, particularly with regards to public sector financial crimes, Journal Tribune de Macau reports.

The proposal comes in the wake of a senior public prosecutor being charged with a raft of serious corruption offences,  and Prosecutor General Ip Son Sang opening the judicial year with a pledge to combat graft.

The Executive Council reportedly proposed widening the CCAC’s remit in response to “requests for reinforced supervision” with a view to “safeguarding the public interest.”

[See more: The judicial year opens with a pledge to combat graft]

If approved by the Legislative Assembly, the proposal would enable the Commission Against Corruption to carry out in-person monitoring of administrative procedures within the scope of investigations – and increase its mandate to intervene.

The proposal meanwhile aims to upgrade CCAC investigators’ working conditions through the likes of long-term service bonuses and other benefits.

Improved cooperation between the private and public sectors, as well as with overseas entities, is another goal of the proposal.

 

UPDATED: 21 Dec 2023, 11:05 pm

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