Corruption complaints on the rise

Irregular activities were reported to the CCAC in Macau.
Irregular activities were reported to the CCAC in Macau.

Commission Against Corruption report shows the number of complaints regarding corruption in the industry are increasing.

Macau.- Complaints on gaming industry corruption acts are increasing according to a report made by the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC).

The body revealed that it has recorded a “growing trend” of complaints in recent years concerning the management of gaming companies and large hotels.

In its 2019 activity report, the CCAC indicated that these complaints mainly involved irregular acts in the processes of construction project tendering, procurement of goods and recruitment and promotion of personnel.

The CCAC announced it is conducting investigations into the public and private sector.

According to the report, the CCAC received a total of 584 complaints and reports in 2019 with 319 complaints lodged anonymously.

Of the total complaints, 66 per cent were found to be ‘groundless’, not corresponding with the facts or could not be followed up.

By the end of 2019, some 473 cases were opened by the ombudsman’s office.

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