Fernando Chui Sai-on
|2nd Chief Executive of Macau|
20 December 2009 – 20 December 2019
|Chinese Premier||Wen Jiabao|
|Secretary of Administration and Justice||Sonia Chan|
|Preceded by||Ho Hau-wah|
|Succeeded by||Ho Iat-seng|
|Macau Secretary for Social Affairs|
20 December 1999 – 20 December 2009
|Chief Executive||Ho Hau-wah|
|Preceded by||Antonio Salavessa da Costa|
as Secretary for Communications, Tourism and Culture of Macau;
as Secretary for Social Affairs and Budget of Macau
|Succeeded by||Cheong U|
|Born||13 January 1957|
|Spouse(s)||Winnie Fok Wai-fun|
|Alma mater||California State University, Sacramento|
University of Oklahoma
Fernando Chui Sai-on 崔世安; Jyutping: Ceoi1 Sai3 On1; born 13 January 1957) is a Macau politician who served as the 2nd Chief Executive of Macau from 2009 to 2019. He served as Secretary for Social and Cultural Affairs from 1999 to 2009.(Chinese:
Chui was born in 1957 to local construction tycoon Chui Tak-seng and Chan Keng-fan, the second son after Chui Sai-cheong. His wife is a niece of the late Hong Kong tycoon Henry Fok Ying-tung.
In Macau, Chui attended Lingnan High School and then finished high school at Hawaiian Mission Academy in Honolulu before pursuing his post-secondary education. Chui obtained his university training in the United States where he obtained his various degrees:
He was guest professor at the Huanan Teachers Training University.
Due to studying in the United States at a younger age, Chui did not have the opportunity to study Mandarin (Putonghua), and thus does not speak it well. This was evident when he made his oath of acceptance as Chief Executive of Macao in front of Chinese leader Hu Jintao.
Prior to becoming Chief Executive, Chui served as a member of the 5th Legislative Assembly of Macau.
In June 2009 Chui was declared to be the sole candidate for the position of Macau's chief executive. He was nominated by 286 members of the 300-member election committee. On election day, 26 July 282 committee members voted for Chui (14 blank, 4 abstention), and was subsequently appointed by Wen Jiabao, Premier of China. He assumed his new role as Chief Executive of Macau in December 2009.
On 31 August 2014, Chui was re-elected as Macau's Chief Executive with 380 votes from the 400-member election committee. Meanwhile, 7,762 Macau residents voted having no confidence in Chui becoming the Chief Executive in an unofficial "referendum".
|Year||English title||Portuguese title||Chinese title|
|2017||Development Plan in Progress for Building a Perfect Home||"Implementação Progressiva do Planeamento, Construção Conjunta de um Bom Lar"||逐步落實規劃 共建美好家園|
|2016||Boosting the economy, focusing on livelihoods, and ensuring stable development||"Impulsionar a economia, promover o bem-estar da população, consolidar o desenvolvimento"||促經濟 重民生 穩發展|
|2015||Coordinate planning to ensure stable development Converge collective wisdom to open new chapters||"Coordenar o planeamento, promover o desenvolvimento estável Reunir sabedorias da sociedade, alcançar conjuntamente novos progressos"||統籌規劃 穩健發展 匯聚民智 同創新篇|
|2014||Enhance Underlying Strength and Promote Sustainable Development||"Aumentar a capacidade global e promover o desenvolvimento sustentável"||增強綜合實力 促進持續發展 Archived 4 June 2015 at the Wayback Machine|
|2013||Enhance the Well-being of Society and Prepare for Long-term Development||"Melhorar o bem-estar da população e planear o desenvolvimento a longo prazo"||增進民生福祉 立足長遠發展|
|2012||Promoting Adequate Diversification of the Economy and Raising Overall Standard of Living||Promover a diversificação adequada da economia e elevar a qualidade de vida da população||推動經濟適度多元 提高民生綜合水平|
|2011||Adopting a Scientific Approach to Public Administration; Drawing a Blueprint for Future Development||"Desenvolvimento concertado e progresso harmonioso"||落實科學施政 規劃發展藍圖|
|2010||Coordinated Development in Harmony||"Desenvolvimento concertado e progresso harmonioso"||協調發展 和諧共進|
|Year||Candidate||Hare quota||Mandate||List Votes||List Pct|
|1992||Fernando Chui Sai-on (UPD)||3,271||No.5/8||6,543||23.75%|
|2009||Fernando Chui Sai-on||282||95.27%|
|2014||Fernando Chui Sai-on||380||96.95%|
Chui is also involved in youth and education causes including:
Chui has been linked to several scandals during his time as a minister of Edmund Ho's administration.
Most notably, the East Asian Games in 2005 were run under Chui's portfolio and put him in the midst of the Ao Man Long scandal. The games ran over budget by 70%. Ao allegedly received a MOP50 million (US$6.2 million) bribe in connection with the construction contract for the games' centerpiece, the Macau Dome indoor arena. Overall, that project wound up costing MOP640 million, MOP285 million over budget. As a result, he was extremely unpopular amongst the pro-democracy camp even before he was elected as the chief executive. In 2016, Chui was caught up in allegations of transferring Macau's reserves to the mainland. He was accused of favouritism after the Macau Foundation – a quasi-official foundation of which he is chairman and of which his brother heads the supervisory board – donated 100 million yuan ($15.4 million) of public money to Jinan University in Guangzhou, of which he is deputy head of the board. The Macanese government said that the donation was made in return for China's long-standing support to the SAR.
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