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Thursday, 17 February, 2000, 10:55 GMT
Gangland violence resumes in Macau



A Hong Kong man has been shot dead on Macau in a suspected gangland murder, breaking the peace which followed the return of the territory to Chinese rule in December.

The man Fung Kam-lun was believed to have been connected with gambling -- a major industry in the former Portuguese territory.

Violence connected with control of gambling and prostitution escalated before the handover.

The new Chief Executive of the territory, Edmund Ho, pledged to restore law and order, and China sent troops to Macau as a sign of authority.

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