Hong Kong: Hong Kong’s top graft-busters pay rare ‘courtesy’ call to gambling hub Macau

Author(s): Niall Fraser | Date: May 5, 2017 | Language: English
Source: http://www.scmp.com/ | URL: https://goo.gl/9S2NiD | Type: Text

Hong Kong’s top anti-corruption official made a rare official visit to Macau on Friday, heading a delegation which included two senior investigators.
The one-day trip to the world’s most cash-rich casino destination was only the second time in five years that Simon Peh Yun-lu, commissioner of the Independent Commission Against Corruption, has been in the city’s sister special administrative region on official business.
An ICAC spokesman described the trip as “purely a courtesy visit”, but the commissioner was accompanied by two heavy-hitters from the operations department – the anti-graft agency’s powerful investigative unit.
The visit also came just three days before senior Chinese leader and Beijing’s top man on Hong Kong and Macau affairs, Zhang Dejiang, arrives in the former Portuguese enclave on Monday for a landmark visit during which he is expected to make an “important announcement”.