Macau, China, 20 Jun – In an evaluation of the performance of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and his five policy secretaries, Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man scored 49.42 out of 100 points in terms of overall satisfaction, the lowest score, according to a survey released by the Macau New Vision (NVM) Association Sunday.
This is second time that Chan has come last of the five policy secretaries. In a similar survey carried out by the association last December, she scored 49.4 out of 100 points, The Macau Post Daily reports today.
Chan, who hierarchically ranks top among the five policy secretaries, oversees the civil service, legal affairs, public registries and notaries public, identification services, civic and municipal affairs, legal and judicial training, and legal reforms.
Chui saw an increase in his overall score from 53.4 – in the last survey carried out by the association in December, where he came second to last – to 53.92 moving him up a place to third from the bottom.
The survey was conducted by the association on June 12-13 with two similar surveys being previously conducted by the group in June and December last year.
According to the findings, which the association sent to the media yesterday, 1,072 locals were interviewed over the phone, using a computer-aided system.
Respondents were asked to rank their satisfaction level between 0 to 100 on a range of policy and other issues relating to top officials.
All five secretaries scored fewer marks compared to December’s poll with the order of the top three remaining unchanged.
Secretary of Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U took out the top place again, earning an overall satisfaction rating of 59.85, having scored 61.5 in last survey.
Secretary for Security Cheong Kuoc Va came in second at 57.17 but dropped almost two marks.
Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam Pak Yuen followed with 56.53, still in the third place beating Chui, whose satisfaction score is 53.92.
Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io scored 53.58 as second to last, according to the findings.
According to the survey, more than half of the respondents – about 57 percent – rated the government’s “overall performance” as “average” or declined to comment, with only 21 percent expressing satisfaction with the government’s policy performance as a whole. Some 14 percent said they were unsatisfied with the government.
The association was set up last April and its members include local academics. (MacauNews/Politics)