The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) has sworn in its two assistance commissioners and a new chief-of-cabinet, the city’s graft buster has announced.
While Ao Ieong Seong and Lam Chi Long were sworn in as assistant commissioners, Chan In Chio was sworn in as chief-of-cabinet on Friday, the CCAC said in a statement on Monday. While Ao Ieong was newly appointed, Lam was reappointed.
CCAC Commissioner Chan Tsz King, chaired the inauguration ceremony, the statement said.
Before being appointed as the new anti-graft commissioner by Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng, Chan Tsz King had been serving as the assistant prosecutor-general of the Public Prosecution Office (MP) since 2000. He was sworn in by President Xi Jinping on December 20, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of Macau’s return to the motherland.
According to Monday’s statement, Chan Tsz King said during Friday’s swearing-in ceremony he hoped that all CCAC staff members will continue to “perform their duties with dedication and diligence and work in tandem” to ensure the successful work of the CCAC.
The inauguration ceremony was held in the main meeting room at the CCAC headquarters at Golden Dragon Centre in Nape.
According to the statement, Chan Tsz King oversaw the swearing-in of Ao, Lam and Chan In Chio. The ceremony was attended by senior CCAC officials, the statement said.
Chan Tsz King was sworn in as the new anti-graft commissioner on December 20, when André Cheong Weng Chon was inaugurated as the new government’s secretary for administration and justice.
According to the Macau Post Daily, the statement pointed out that an executive order on the appointments of Ao and Lam as assistance commissioners was published in the Official Gazette (IO) on December 20.
Ao, who served as the director of the CCAC’s Anti-Corruption Bureau, started to work as a prosecutor at the Public Prosecutions Office in September 2013. Lam was appointed as the assistant commissioner-cum-director of the Ombudsman Bureau of the CCAC during the previous government, the statement said.