Macaos’ graft busters are planning a major drive to stamp out corruption in this autumn’s elections for the Legislative Assembly, building on the experience of their counterparts in Hong Kong.
Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) head Chan Tsz King said he has held extensive discussions with his counterpart Simon Peh Yun-lu, of Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).
Chan noted that both Macao and Hong Kong will hold legislative elections this year, adding that each city will face a big challenge due to Covid-19, reported the Macau Post Daily.
Chan added that the CCAC is keen to learn from Hong Kong’s experience in its campaign to prevent electoral bribery so that this year’s direct and indirect legislative elections in Macao will be clean and fair.
The legislative elections in both SARs take place every four years. Both elections are customarily held in September. As Hong Kong postponed its 2020 legislative election for a year due to the then particularly serious Covid-19 epidemic, both special administrative regions will hold their respective legislative elections this year.
Chan also highlighted the CCAC’s achievements since he took office in December 2019, including the increased number of investigators working for the commission.