Commission Against Corruption
Logo of CCAC
Logo of CCAC
Agency overview
Preceding agency
  • High Commission Against Corruption and Administrative Illegality
Jurisdictional structure
Legal jurisdictionMacau
Constituting instrument
  • Article 59 of Basic Law of Macau
Specialist jurisdiction
  • Anti corruption.
Operational structure
Headquarters105 Avenida Xian Xing Hai, Centro Golden Dragon, 17.o Andar.[1]
Elected officer responsible
Agency executive
  • Chan Tsz King, Commissioner
Commission Against Corruption
Chinese name
High Commission Against Corruption and Administrative Illegality
Portuguese name
PortugueseComissariado contra a Corrupção (CCAC)

The Commission Against Corruption[1] (CCAC, Chinese: 廉政公署;[2] Portuguese: Comissariado contra a Corrupção)[3] is an official body of Macau responsible for the prevention, investigation and (probably) prosecution of corrupt activities.


The High Commission Against Corruption and Administrative Illegality (ACCCIA) was created by the Portuguese Macau government in 1992 to replace some of the anti-corruption duties conducted by Macau Judicial Police forces[4] under Law No. 11/90/M.[5] There was some early attempt to establish an agency since 1975, but no progress was made under the direction of former Macau Governor Raul Leandrodos Santos.[4][6] This was followed by deliberations to establish an "Anti-Corruption Committee" in 1983.[6]

The ACCCIA's operations throughout Portuguese Macau was badly affected by its weak mandate.[4] This was because there was no agreement with the governor and the Legislative Assembly of Macau on what powers it has to conduct anti-corruption investigation.[6]

On December 20, 1999, the CCAC was established by the Macau SAR government in accordance to the SAR's Basic Law under Article 59.[4]

In 2005, the CCAC started an investigation into Ao Man-long, then the Secretary of Public Works and Transport, for being involved in money laundering after ICAC officers informed them that the money laundering case they were investigating likely involved him, which was followed by an arrest on December 6, 2006.[7] Ao was then removed from his post on December 7, 2006.[7]

On January 4, 2011, Chan Seak Hou and Tou Wai Fong resigned from their position as deputy commissioners and were reassigned to the Public Prosecutions Office.[8] On January 1, 2011, Kuan Kun Hong was appointed as the CCAC's deputy commissioner.[9]

In November 2013, the CCAC releases an investigation and analysis report on complaints regarding the Granting of Public Service of Road Mass Transport.[10] The original complaint was received on May 30, 2013, and due to the filing of bankruptcy of Reolian on October 3, 2013, the CCAC released their findings. As one of the results of the report, lawmakers in Macau suggested Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Lau Si Io, to resign.[11]


Per Law No. 10/2000 of 14 August, the CCAC carries the following major statutory duties:[12]


The following were appointed to head the CCAC (and its predecessor, the ACCCIA):[4]

High Commissioner Against Corruption and Administrative Illegality

HCACAI was appointed by the Governor of Macau.

Commissioners Against Corruption of Macau

The head of the CCAC is appointed by the Chief Executive of Macau.

Deputy Commissioners Against Corruption of Macau

See also


  1. ^ a b "Commission Against Corruption".
  2. ^ "廉政公署".
  3. ^ "Comissariado contra a Corrupção".
  4. ^ a b c d e "History of CCAC".
  5. ^ "Imprensa Oficial - Lei n.º 11/90/M".
  6. ^ a b c[bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ a b Lo, Sonny S.H. (2020). "Comparative corruption scandals in Macau: The cases of Ao Man-long and Ho Chio-meng". Public Administration and Policy. 23: 47–57. doi:10.1108/PAP-11-2019-0034. S2CID 219072029.
  8. ^ "CCAC to Announce New Deputy Commissioners in Due Course".
  9. ^ "Kuan Kun Hong Appointed as Deputy Commissioner Against Corruption".
  10. ^ CCAC. "CCAC releases an investigation and analysis report on complaints regarding the Granting of Public Service of Road Mass Transport". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  11. ^ Macau Daily Times (2013-11-15). "CCAC: Bus operation scheme "the most severe case of legal breach"". Retrieved 2013-11-16.
  12. ^ "Imprensa Oficial - Lei n.º 10/2000".