Politics

Flu-stricken CE takes sick leave – flu cases rising

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has been on sick leave since Tuesday after contracting influenza, the Government Spokesperson’s Office (GPV) said in a statement .

19 Jan, 2018

Legislative duo retract ‘political act’ draft resolution

Indirectly-elected lawmakers Kou Hoi In and Vong Hin Fai Wednesday retracted their jointly-proposed draft resolution – a document that they submitted to the Legislative Assembly (AL) last week – on whether the suspension of a lawmaker by his or her peers is a “political act”.

18 Jan, 2018

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Court postpones lawmaker Sulu Sou’s disobedience trial

The Court of First Instance postponed the trial of directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin for alleged aggravated disobedience on Tuesday.

17 Jan, 2018

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Proposed bill will not allow for gaming projects on newly reclaimed land

The legislature passed the outline of a government-initiated bill on the framework for the management of Macau’s coastal waters which proposes that no gaming projects be allowed on land newly reclaimed from the sea.

17 Jan, 2018

Top lawyer slams resolution aimed at sole lawmaker

Macau’s most senior lawyer has slammed a draft resolution proposed by two lawmakers because it appeared to be aimed at just one particular legislator.

15 Jan, 2018

Secretary for Security orders jail to review security checks

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has ordered the city’s prison administration to review its security checks of all those entering the jail, and also review its management and supervision of the over 1,000 inmates, the Secretariat for Security (GSS) said in a statement at the weekend.

15 Jan, 2018

Lawmakers submit draft resolution to counter suspended peer’s court appeal

Indirectly-elected lawmakers Kou Hoi In and Vong Hin Fai yesterday called for an urgent plenary session to debate and vote on a draft resolution on whether the suspension of a lawmaker by his or her peers is a “political act”, according to the website of the Legislative Assembly (AL).

12 Jan, 2018

Casino staff petition govt over Wynn ‘tolerating’ illegal smoking

Several Wynn Macau casino workers, accompanied by lawmakers-cum-unionists Ella Lei Cheng I and Leong Sun Iok as well as members of the Macau Gaming Enterprises Staff Association (MGESA), Thursday petitioned Chief Executive Chui Sai On, urging the government to ensure that gaming operators always strictly obey the anti-smoking law and, consequently, always ensure that gamblers do not smoke in no-smoking areas on their premises.

12 Jan, 2018

Macau-Guangdong meeting spells out ‘fresh strategies’

Guangdong-Macau Cooperation Joint Conference held Wednesday in Guangzhou “has spelt out fresh strategies to boost complementary benefits for the two places and to enable a joint contribution to significant national policies,” the Macau government said in a statement.

11 Jan, 2018

Academic freedom is important: new University of Macau rector

Song Yonghua, the University of Macau’s (UM) new rector, said Wednesday that academic freedom is a core value of any university, adding that as the new UM rector he would comply with the university’s regulations to ensure academic freedom.

11 Jan, 2018

Lawmaker Sulu Sou appeals to court for annulment of Legislative Assembly mandate suspension

Lawmaker Sulu Sou filed an appeal to the Court of Second Instance (TSI) for the annulment of his suspension from the Legislative Assembly.

11 Jan, 2018

Macau, Guangdong ink nuclear emergency pact

Macau and Guangdong signed in Zhuhai on Monday a cooperation agreement on the emergency management of nuclear accidents in the neighbouring province, the Macau Unitary Police Service (SPU) announced Tuesday.

10 Jan, 2018

Court postpones lawmaker’s disobedience trial

The Court of First Instance (TJB) said in a statement Monday that it has approved a request to postpone the date of the trial of directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin for alleged aggravated disobedience, from today as previously scheduled to Tuesday next week.

9 Jan, 2018

Hong Kong -Zhuhai-Macau bridge could open in May or June

The  Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge will open in the second quarter this year, according to  China Daily.

8 Jan, 2018

Lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou finds lawyer for disobedience trial

Directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin have hired Jorge Menezes as their defence lawyer for their trial for alleged aggravated disobedience which is scheduled to start Tuesday, the New Macau Association (NMA) said in a statement Sunday.

8 Jan, 2018

Uphold ‘overall jurisdiction’ & grasp GBA chances: liaison chief

Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau Director Zheng Xiaosong said in his New Year address his office believed that the local government will “organically” combine the upholding of the central government’s “overall jurisdiction” over the city with the safeguarding of a high degree of autonomy of Macau.

3 Jan, 2018

Chui urges unremitting efforts to boost city’s development

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On Monday called on Macau people for their unremitting efforts to transform their love for the city into a driving force for the development of a more prosperous city.

2 Jan, 2018

Spanish judge names Macau as drug trafficking tax haven

Macau is one of the places mentioned in an investigation headed by Spanish judge Pilar de Lara that aims to track down money from a Lugo (Galicia, Spain) drug trafficking criminal organization.

27 Dec, 2017

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao bridge to open in new year

The Y-shaped Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao (HZM) bridge, which will take more than 105 billion yuan (US$16 billion) to build, is expected to start carrying traffic in early 2018 and will cut the land travel time between Hong Kong and Zhuhai from 3 hours to just 30 minutes, according to the newspaper China Daily.

22 Dec, 2017

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao (HKZM) Bridge boundary almost complete

The Macau government is putting all its efforts into completing the Macau boundary crossing area of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao (HKZM) Bridge before the end of the year, according to an official statement.

21 Dec, 2017