Macau | Legislator still to receive any official apology request from police for defamation

The Office of Macau Legislator, Au Kam San, told MNA that as of today they have yet to receive any notification from Judiciary Police demanding an apology for remarks made by the legislator accusing police authorities of wiretapping his phone

Macau (MNA) – The Office of Macau Legislator, Au Kam San, told Macau News Agency (MNA) that as of Thursday they have yet to receive any notification from Judiciary Police (PJ) demanding an apology for defamation and therefore the legislator had “nothing to respond”.

“We still have not received any official correspondence from PJ. We will probably respond when we have it in hand”, Au’s assistant told MNA.

The legislator was not available to provide any comment on if he intends to answer to PJ’s apology request.

Police authorities announced on Wednesday that they requested that the legislator make a public apology within 10 days for what they considered to be inappropriate comments or press defamation charges.

The legislator had alleged in a newspaper interview that in 2009 a resident called him and stated his intention to self-immolate himself inside a police station.

When the man went to the police station police officers were already prepared with fire extinguishers, something he considered as evidence that the police had illegally wiretapped his phone.

In a bid to quell concerns and maintain a clear reputation PJ has strongly instructed Au to issue a public apology.

Au has been a directly-elected legislator in Macau for more than 15 years.

By Tina Chao

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