China’s fight against corruption has spread to the world’s largest gambling hub, the former Portuguese colony of Macau, where seven people including government officials are being investigated for graft, including accepting bribes.
The developments are in stark contrast to last year, when no high-profile officials were questioned about bribery, according to the website of Macau’s Commission Against Corruption. The commission did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
In just a couple of decades, Macau, across the Pearl estuary from Hong Kong, has transformed itself from a crime-ridden backwater, where Triad gangs fought turf wars on the streets, to the world’s top gambling centre, overtaking Las Vegas and attracting investors such as U.S. casino tycoons Steve Wynn and Sheldon Adelson.
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