Former director returns to Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute

13 December 2019

The former director of the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), Glória Batalha Ung, has returned to the institute after the restriction imposed due to a criminal investigation, Rádio Macau reported.

The return occurred on 1 November, with Batalha Ung taking on the role of senior technician in the Department for Economic and Trade Promotion with the Portuguese-speaking Markets, said the radio station.

The criminal investigation, made public in October 2018 by the Commissioner Against Corruption, concerned alleged irregularities in the assessment of applications for residence permits in return for investment.

Following the case, Batalha Ung, who was an executive director of IPIM and also deputy secretary general of Forum Macau, was suspended from public duties.

Batalha Ung was one of the people implicated in the investigation, alongside for president of IPIM, Jackson Chang, suspected of crimes of passive corruption, document forgery and violation of secrecy, and has been in detention since July. (macauhub)