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Sonia Chan says MP tendering process in Macau will be reviewed

The Secretary for Administration and Justice told journalists that the eventual need to renew or restructure staffing in the Public Prosecutions Office (MP) is a matter for the MP. However, she also said that there is a plan to review the way the MP assesses tenders and decides upon the suppliers of works and services. […]

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UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:51 am

The Secretary for Administration and Justice told journalists that the eventual need to renew or restructure staffing in the Public Prosecutions Office (MP) is a matter for the MP. However, she also said that there is a plan to review the way the MP assesses tenders and decides upon the suppliers of works and services. “There is no calendar for this revision but we hope we can do it within one year,” Sonia Chan said. She added that, as previously announced, the Basic Law for Judicial Organization is currently being amended.

The secretary was speaking on the sidelines of José Tavares’ swearing-in ceremony on Monday, who took office as the new Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) president.

She refused to comment on the facts that are involved and that had resulted in the arrest of the former Prosecutor General, Ho Chio Meng, adding “this matter is the responsibility of the Commission Against Corruption and the judiciary departments regarding the investigation and judgment of the cases.”

“From the government’s point-of-view, we always aim to fight injustice and corruption. This is our initiative and goal. We are going to strengthen our oversight,” she said.

(macaunews/macaudailytimes)

UPDATED: 22 Dec 2023, 5:51 am

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