The Office of the Secretary for Economy and Finance has indicated to Macau News Agency that Paulo Martins Chan himself requested to step down from his functions as Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) Director so that he could return to the Public Prosecutions Office.
Today MNA firstly reported that Chan would be leaving the head position at the local gaming watchdog, with Adriano Marques Ho, an advisor to Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak, to be appointed to the position in June.
Prior to being appointed as DICJ head in December, 2015, Chan served as assistant prosecutor-general since 2009 and worked with the office since 1998.
“Assistant Prosecutor, Paulo Martins Chan, will return, at his request and that of the Public Prosecutions Office, to that entity to work. His successor will be announced in due time,’ the Office of the Secretary indicated in a written reply to MNA.
Last year his term as DICJ Director had been extended by one year until December 1 2020, but with Chan’s earlier exit now confirmed.