Friday, August 1, 2014   

Macau withdraws perks bill after protests
(05-29 13:13)

The Macau government has withdrawn a controversial bill that would have granted lavish retirement packages to top officials.
The move follows a protest by thousands of people against the legislation.
The Macau Chief Executive, Fernando Chui Sai-on, said he decided to withdraw the bill for the sake of social harmony. He said he didn't want to prolong a split in society.
He also promised that if the bill was resubmitted it would go through a fresh round of public consultations - as demanded by some lawmakers.
His decision came a day after the legislature voted down a motion asking the government to shelve the bill. The proposed legislation sparked the biggest rally in Macau since the 1999 handover.
It would have allowed a retiring chief executive to receive 70 percent of his salary until he found a new job and granted him immunity from prosecution while in office.
Opponents described the bill's withdrawal as a victory for the people of Macau. --RTHK   
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