Politics

PLA garrison vows to ‘unswervingly’ protect Macau

Commander Xu Liangcai pointed out that this year marks the 20th anniversary of the stationing of a garrison of the People’s Liberation Army in Macau.

2 Aug, 2019

Government proposes 60 billion pataca ‘sovereign wealth fund’

The government plans to set up the local version of a “sovereign wealth fund” with a proposed capital of 60 billion patacas.

29 Jul, 2019

MSAR flag to fly at half-mast to mourn Li Peng

Macau flag will be flown at half-mast today to mourn the passing of the nation’s former premier Li Peng.

29 Jul, 2019

Ho has been accepted as nominee for CE election: Song

Former Legislative Assembly president Ho Iat Seng has been accepted by the commission as a nominee for running in next month’s chief executive election.

26 Jul, 2019

Ho Iat Seng gets backing from 95% of CE Election Committee members

Ho Iat Seng’s election as Macau’s third chief executive next month is a done deal, as he has secured the backing of 94.5% of the Chief Executive Election Committee.

23 Jul, 2019

13 locals plan to run for chief executive

13 local residents plan to run in the chief executive election next month and have picked up nomination forms.

22 Jul, 2019

Kou elected president of legislature with over 90 per cent of votes

Kou Hoi In was elected president of the Legislative Assembly by his peers on Wednesday, with 90. 6 per cent of the votes cast, succeeding chief executive hopeful Ho Iat Seng who resigned from the legislature early this month.

18 Jul, 2019

Schedule of by-election procedures are ready according to the government

The schedule for the by-election of a vacant business-sector seat in the Legislative Assembly is scheduled to be held on November 24.

18 Jul, 2019

Government redrafts civil protection bill

The government has presented a new draft of its civil protection framework bill to the legislature which no longer refers to “groundless” information or news or those “with ulterior motives”.

15 Jul, 2019

Kou Hoi In set to be new president of Legislative Assembly

Sources said that Kou was the most suitable replacement of Ho Iat Seng, who resigned from the legislature earlier this month so that he can run for chief executive in next month’s election.

15 Jul, 2019

Social credit system will not be implemented in Macau

The non-implementation of the system is due to Macau’s status as one of the nation’s two SAR's that in line with the “One Country, Two Systems".

15 Jul, 2019

Macau’s surveillance system has cost MOP282 million so far

According to the plan for the first four phases of “Eyes in the Sky,” the project includes the installation of 1,620 cameras at different locations across Macau.

12 Jul, 2019

Minimum wage policy ‘not’ discriminatory says Chan Chak Mo

“If they think MOP4,000, the average income of Macau’s domestic helpers, is not enough they can go to Hong Kong, where it [the average wage of domestic helpers] is HKD4,300,” said Chan Chak Mo.

12 Jul, 2019

‘No simple task’ to discuss new contracts with the 2 bus operators

In late July last year, the government reviewed its service provider contracts with Transmac and TCM for another 15 months. The current contracts for the two operators will expire on October 31.

11 Jul, 2019

Chui vows local development to ‘join hands’ with BRI

Chief Executive On pledgedthat the local government will “actively” participate in the national development strategy, “actively” cooperate with the central government’s initiatives, and “organically combine” the local government’s 5-year-plan with the BRI and the GBA project.

10 Jul, 2019

Ho and 2 other Chief Executive pre-candidates pick up nomination forms

The nomination period for the 5th chief executive election runs until July 23 and three potential candidates, former Legislative Assembly president Ho Iat Seng, the owner of the Macao Iao Kei Motor Air-conditioning & Engineering Company, Chan Weng Fu, and unemployed resident Lei Oi Chi picked up their nomination forms Monday, the first day for the forms to be handed out.

9 Jul, 2019

Ho Iat Seng leaves legislature, urging it to meet residents’ expectations

Chief executive candidate Ho Iat Seng bade farewell to lawmakers on Friday following his resignation from the Legislative Assembly (AL), saying that as he has decided to run for Macau’s top post, he chose to quit the legislature instead of merely suspending his seat.

8 Jul, 2019

Qingmao checkpoint’s budget rises to 4 billion patacas: lawmaker

The latest budget for the Qingmao border checkpoint project – which will consist of the Macau checkpoint building and the Zhuhai checkpoint building – now stands at four billion patacas, but the amount does not include the purchase and installation of border clearing equipment and the construction of the Zhuhai-side building.

5 Jul, 2019

CCAC receives complaint about policy research bureau chief

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) confirmed to the media on Saturday that it has received a letter from staff members of the Policy Research and Regional Development Bureau (DSEPDR) complaining about its director Mi Jian for his alleged nepotism in the recruitment of staff members for the bureau and other alleged offences.

1 Jul, 2019

FM commissioner urges local citizens to co-build ‘consular protection great wall’

Foreign Ministry Commissioner in Macau Shen Beili said that with the implementation of the “One Country, Two Systems” principle and the development of Macau’s economy, there are more and more Macau citizens going abroad for studying, travelling, doing business and visiting relatives, adding that protecting the legitimate rights and interests of the Macau citizens abroad is the FM commissioner office’s important duty.

28 Jun, 2019