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Lusa - Business News - Macau: Ex-land, public works boss denies corruption, implicates ex-government leader




Macau, China, Nov.25,2022 (Lusa) – Former director of Macau's land, public works and transport services (DSSOPT) Li Canfeng on Friday denied corruption charges and implicated a former government leader in overseeing a controversial real estate project.
Public prosecutors accuse Li of "abusing" his power and approving construction projects that "violated administrative instructions or the respective procedures of the DSSOPT" in exchange for "advantages" from various businessmen.
The list includes a residential development, by businessman Sio Tak Hong, which envisaged towers of up to 37 floors and 115 metres high on a plot of land in Alto de Coloane, where an old Portuguese barracks is located.
Li Canfeng said today that it was the then chief executive of Macau, Fernando Chui Sai On, who "personally coordinated" and ordered the restart of the process that led to the approval of the project, which was suspended for three months due to the controversy.
According to an unfavourable opinion from the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA), the development would damage the Coloane mountain, the island considered the "lung" of the region, but Li Canfeng denied having pressured DSSOPT officials to approve the project.
The former leader stressed that the DSSOPT "may not fully follow" the opinion of the DSPA, because "it is not binding," and that "Macau does not yet have rules for the preparation of environmental impact assessment studies.
The Alto Coloane development was eventually abandoned in 2018 due to illegalities in the demarcation of the land, but Chui Sai On asked for "attention" to Sio Tak Hong's real estate projects because the authorities did not want "things to stand still," Li Canfeng said.
The former director assured that he received 8.4 million Hong Kong dollars ( €1.03 million) from Sio Tak Hong, not in return for corruption but because he tried to invest - as did "people close to the chief executive" - in a residential project in Praia Grande Bay, on land that was eventually reclaimed by the government.
In addition to Li Canfeng, detained in mainland China in December 2021, 20 other defendants are on trial, including former DSSOPT director Jaime Carion, who has been absent from Macau for several years.
After Carion retired in 2014, Li Canfeng, until then deputy director, held the post until 2019.
Carion and Li authorised the construction of another housing project, Windsor Arch, on Taipa Island, with 37 floors next to the hill of Little Taipa, although the limit was set at 16 floors.
Li said he received a flat at Windsor Arch, not for corruption, but for participating in a project by businessman Ng Lap Seng for a UN-sponsored conference centre in Macau.
Ng Lap Seng, another of the defendants, was convicted in 2018 in the United States and served a prison sentence of less than three years for bribing the then president of the UN General Assembly, John Ashe.
Li Canfeng also denied corruption in the transfer, by businessman Sio Tak Hong, of 1% of the Hotel Fortuna casino to Li's partner, who used that stake, worth 14 million Hong Kong dollars (€1.7 million), to obtain residency in Macau.
In May, the former president of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute, Jackson Chang, was sentenced to five years in prison for corruption involving applications for residency by investment.
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Date : 2022-11-26 00:33:00







 

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