Politics

Legislature president Ho Iat Seng re-elected for another four-year term

Businessman Chui Sai Cheong - the elder brother of Chief Executive Chui Sai On - was elected vice-president of the legislature Monday, while businessman Ho Iat Seng was re-elected president.

17 Oct, 2017

Legislature starts its new term today

The new term of the Legislative Assembly (AL) starts today, when its 33 members will take their oaths overseen by Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On.

16 Oct, 2017

China anti-graft body punishes former senior mainland official in Macau Li Gang

China's top anti-corruption body has punished a former senior official based in Beijing's representative office in the Macau for what it called "serious disciplinary violations", the usual euphemism for corruption.

11 Oct, 2017

HK’s ‘Smart Departure’ scheme includes Macau

Hong Kong’s Immigration Department announced Monday that self-service departure for visitors to Hong Kong – “Smart Departure” – will be launched at Hong Kong International Airport today.

10 Oct, 2017

Macau 2017 Annual Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China

Government rejects ‘irresponsible comments’ by US

The Macau government has strongly rejected the “irresponsible” and “unfounded” comments about Macau in the 2017 Annual Report of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, released by Congress in Washington, DC, last week.

9 Oct, 2017

Macau and mainland China

Official wants stronger ties between Macau and mainland China

Liaison Office in Macau Director Zheng Xiaosong says that he will further promote and enhance exchanges and cooperation between Macau and the mainland. Zheng also says he believes that Macau will be more prosperous with the strong backing of the central government.

4 Oct, 2017

Macau ex-weather chief's pension application revoked

Ex-weather chief’s pension application revoked

Chan revoked Fong's pension announcement request as he had not applied to retire at least 90 days in advance as required by public service regulations. The Pension Fund is under Chan's portfolio. 

4 Oct, 2017

China National Day Chui Sai On

Macau to dedicate more to China’s development strategy

Chui Sai On said that the national development strategy and further deepening of regional cooperation would provide unprecedented opportunities.

1 Oct, 2017

Ex-weather Macau chief’s retirement won’t affect graft probe

The retirement of former Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) Director Fong Soi Kun won’t impact the ongoing investigation by the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) into his controversial handling of killer typhoon Hato’s warning signals, the Secretariat for Administration and Justice said in a statement Thursday.

29 Sep, 2017

Chief Executive appoints seven deputies for the Legislative Assembly

The Macau Legislative Assembly is composed of 33 members: 14 directly elected, 12 indirectly elected and 7 appointed by the Chief Executive of Macau.

27 Sep, 2017

Macau Service Complex to be built by Omas

The new Service Complex for Economic Cooperation between China and Portuguese-speaking countries will be built by Companhia de Construção e Engenharia Omas, Limitada for MOP 692.8 million (US$ 86.1 million), according to the Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT).

25 Sep, 2017

New Macau liaison chief vows to grasp ‘public sentiment’ quickly

Newly-appointed Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau Director Zheng Xiaosong has vowed that he will familiarise himself with Macau’s “public sentiment’ as quickly as possible, according to a statement from the office on Friday.

25 Sep, 2017

Survey shows dissatisfaction with govt efficiency, transparency

Neither civil servants nor other residents are satisfied with the government's efficiency in responding to grassroots’ demands and its level of transparency, according to the findings of a survey conducted by the Macau Civil Servants Federation (MCSF) released Wednesday.

21 Sep, 2017

Chui congratulates newly-elected lawmakers

Chief Executive Chui Sai On Tuesday congratulated the city’s newly-elected lawmakers on their success, vowing that the government and the legislature will continue to adhere to the principle of “one country, two systems” to serve Macau people.

20 Sep, 2017

Scholar says she will be middle-of-the-road-lawmaker

Agnes Lam Iok Fong, one of the incoming legislature’s newcomers, said Monday that she would be a middle-of-the-road-lawmaker and she would try to listen to opinions from both pro-democracy and pro-government sides.

19 Sep, 2017

Youngest lawmaker urges residents to monitor him and the government

Sulu Sou Ka Hou, a newcomer to the incoming legislature, said Monday he hoped residents would continue to “monitor” him and the government.

19 Sep, 2017

2017 Macau legislative assembly: 3 newcomers and 2 failed re-election bids

Three newcomers won seats in the legislature while two lawmakers failed in their re-election bids in the direct legislative election.

18 Sep, 2017

Macau legislative assembly 2017

2017 Macau legislative assembly: 2 professional sector groups re-elect sitting lawmakers

Sitting lawmakers Chui Sai Cheong, Chan Iek Lap and Vong Hin Fai were elected by the professional sector, the only sector which had two electoral groups competing.

18 Sep, 2017

Irish head of Qing government customs twice tried to buy back Macau

Sir Robert Hart, the Irish Director-General of the Qing government’s Imperial Maritime Customs, twice tried to buy back Macau from Portugal in the 19th century.

17 Sep, 2017

Brazilian woman arrested at the airport with two kilos of cocaine

For the second time this week, police have arrested a Brazilian woman for smuggling cocaine into Macau.

17 Sep, 2017