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No need to learn from HK's events: Macau CE-elect

2019-12-02 HKT 11:48
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  • A social media picture shows the incoming Macau chief Ho Iat-seng (centre) with his cabinet members.
    A social media picture shows the incoming Macau chief Ho Iat-seng (centre) with his cabinet members.
Macau's Chief Executive-designate, Ho Iat-seng, said on Monday that he doesn't need to take Hong Kong's experience and recent political turmoil into account when considering how to govern the gambling hub.

Ho's new government will be sworn in on December 20, and he will take over the reins from Fernando Chui, who has been the city's leader since 2009.

During a press conference to introduce his new cabinet line-up, 62-year-old Ho said people in Macau generally "love the country and love the city", and that society has long been peaceful and stable.

He stressed that no one has breached Macau's Article 23 national security legislation ever since it was enacted 10 years ago, saying the law has set a clear red line on national safety.

Analysts say a major task for the new Chief Executive will be the re-tender process for the gambling hub's casino gaming rights as the current six licences expire in 2022.

Ho was the only candidate before the 400-strong election committee that votes in the Chief Executive race. A total of 392 members voted for him, with seven blank ballots and one invalid vote.