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17 nabbed in Macao for election rigging allegation
2005-05-26 02:31:37 XinhuaEnglish

MACAO, May 26(Xinhuanet)-- Seventeen suspects have been apprehended in Macao allegedly involved in the pre-election fraud, an anti-corruption commission press release said here on Thursday.

The press release, issued by the Commission Against Corruption(CCAC), said the suspected,"illegally holding the certificates ofconstituencies," have been transferred to the Public Prosecution.

The case was the first of its kind in the run-up to the legislative elections scheduled for Sept. 25.

The CCAC urged the Macao citizens to report"any election crime" to the authorities, said the press release, adding that a hot-line for the purpose has been opened. Enditem

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