Introduction to asset declaration system
The legal system of public servants’ declaration of properties and interests was implemented in 1998, under which public office holders, public servants and their spouses are required to declare their assets and interests, which include all forms of incomes, deposits, debts, movable and immovable properties etc.
According to law, the Chief Executive, principal officials, legislative members, Executive Council members, public office holders and CCAC’s staff shall submit their declaration forms to the Secretariat of Court of Final Appeal, whereas other staff of public administration shall submit their forms to the Declaration of Assets and Interests Division of the CCAC.
To comply with the “sunshine policy” implemented by the Macao SAR government, the CCAC began the review and amendment of the said regime in early 2010. By taking reference from the experiences of many advanced countries and regions, the CCAC completed the Comparison of legal systems governing declaration of properties and interests for public reference and consultation. In the first half of 2011, the anti-graft agency put forward the amendment proposal to the Macao SAR government. Such proposal introduced a mechanism to publicly disclose the assets and interests of some officials in the system.