Fernando Chui Sai-on

Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on is the current and second chief executive of the Macau Special Administration Region of China. After winning a first term as the top official of the former Portuguese colony in 2009, Chui was re-elected uncontested in August 2014. Born in 1957, Chui is the son of the late Macau construction tycoon Chui Tak Seng.

90pc don't trust Macau leader, says 'referendum'

Concern group hold banner to urge people to vote in an civil referendum and protest against "small-circle" election in Macau. Photo: SCMP

Macau chief executive Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on has suffered his first setback two days after being re-elected, with a so-called civil referendum finding that almost 90 per cent of residents do not trust him.

Wednesday, 3 September, 2014, 5:55am

After easy re-election, Macau leader now faces many challenges

The ballot of Macau chief executive election is confined to only 400 of 624,000 citizens. Photo: Dickson Lee

It's not much of an election if it is a one-horse race. Credibility is further undermined when the ballot is confined to only 400 of 624,000 citizens. As awkward as it is, this is how Macau picks its chief executive.

3 Sep 2014 - 8:56am 3 comments

Chui must modernise his approach to governing Macau

Fernando Chui answering media queries on Sunday. All bureaucrats should undergo training to develop a more open attitude towards dissenting views. Photo: Edward Wong

Although Fernando Chui has been re-elected as chief executive in Macau with 380 out of the 396 votes cast by Election Committee members, his paternalistic government faces daunting challenges in the next five years.

2 Sep 2014 - 2:03am

Macau's Fernando Chui re-elected chief executive in unopposed poll

Fernando Chui was today re-elected as Macau's chief executive. Photo: SCMP

Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on was re-elected uncontested as Macau's chief executive in a choreographed exercise that prompted thousands of residents to demand universal suffrage.

1 Sep 2014 - 8:53am 12 comments

Fernando Chui Sai-on was groomed for a top political job in Macau

Fernando Chui Sai-on (far right) has been described by supporters and opponents as a man with a good heart. Photo: SCMP

Dour and uncomfortable in the public glare, Fernando Chui Sai-on cuts a considerably less charismatic figure than Edmund Ho Hau-wah, his hard-nosed predecessor as Macau chief executive.

31 Aug 2014 - 1:59pm

Ties between Chui family and Macau's business elite grow stronger

Macau's web of power

When Macau chief executive Dr Fernando Chui Sai-on's father, Chui Tak-seng, died in 1984, the former Portuguese enclave was a very different place than it is today.

31 Aug 2014 - 2:01pm 3 comments