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  1. Hu calls for greater efforts against graft

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... Cary Huang in Beijing Enforce our directives, party watchdog told President Hu Jintao, in his role as Communist Party chief, has called on graft-busters to ensure government officials ... Commission for Discipline Inspection, the party's watchdog, Mr Hu vowed to crack down on corruption in the year ahead as the mainland faces grave challenges in economic development ...

  2. Outgoing Edmund Ho announces handouts

    Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau Macau's 330,000 residents have been handed a swag of goodies, including tax breaks and 10,000 patacas each, by outgoing Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah. Delivering his last policy address yesterday, Ho told the legislature that his government would set aside 3.3 billion patacas - 10,000 patacas for each resident - for the city's central ...

  3. Fresh evidence in plot to murder Martin Lee

    Posted Nov 21st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The prosecution in a trial concerning a US$1 million plot to murder media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and former Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming presented fresh evidence yesterday, according to a defence lawyer. A hearing lasting about 10 minutes was held behind closed doors at Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court. Journalists and relatives ...

  4. Graft has declined, says outgoing Macau leader

    Posted Nov 20th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau Outgoing Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah says graft, once rampant under the Portuguese administration, eased off under his leadership. 'The integrity of Macau civil servants has greatly improved in the past 10 years,' he said yesterday at his official residence, 'I can't say that we started from ground zero in 1999 in terms ...

  5. Ho vows to usher in law on post-retirement work

    Posted Oct 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A long-awaited law to restrict officials' post-retirement work in the private sector may be enacted by the end of the year, when the current Macau government leaves office. Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah on Wednesday pledged to have such a law ready before a government led by his successor, Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on, comes in. Ho is due to step down on December ...

  6. Vote-buying not as obvious but still widespread

    Posted Sep 25th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Despite a crackdown on vote-buying, the practice went underground and ballot-rigging through giveaways remained widespread in Macau's legislative election on Sunday. Eilo Yu Wing-yat, assistant professor of politics at the University of Macau, said candidates appeared more constrained in campaigning compared with the 2005 legislative poll. 'Vote-buying turned ...

  7. Scandals and smears abound as gloves come off for Macau's poll

    Posted Sep 20th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau Scandals emerged and smear campaigns intensified in the build-up to Macau's legislative poll today, catching voters by surprise and making it harder to predict the winners in the 12 directly elected seats. Popular new government policies announced last week, soon after pro-government candidates called for them, are also expected to affect the election. ...

  8. Suspect in Martin Lee plot tries to prove he has US citizenship

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Shenzhen The trial over a US$1 million plot to murder media tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying and former Democratic Party chairman Martin Lee Chu-ming continued yesterday in Shenzhen, with a key defendant trying to prove his US citizenship so as not to be tried as a resident of Hong Kong. Chan Siu-ming, 60, known as 'Uncle Seven', who holds dual citizenship, ...

  9. Guangdong yet to rule on appeal in 2002 killing

    Posted Jul 19th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The culprits in the execution-style murder of businessman Harry Lam Hon-lit in Central's Luk Yu Tea House seven years ago are still in Shenzhen waiting for long-overdue appeal judgments. The delay by Guangdong's high court in judging their appeals highlights the sensitive nature of cross-border crimes involving Hong Kong residents. An upcoming trial about ...

  10. New rules set to cut vote-buying in next month's poll

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Elections to return 12 lawmakers in Macau next month are expected to see much less of the vote-buying that was common in the 2005 poll. A change in voting rules and growing democratic awareness among the public are believed to be thwarting acts of electoral fraud. Chan Seak-hou, deputy commissioner of the Commission Against Corruption of Macau, said scrapping voter ...




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