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Sulu Sou and Scott Chiang sentenced to fines and no jail time

The court of first Appeal sentenced Sulu Sou to a fine of MOP 40,800 and Scott Chiang to a fine of MOP 27,600 today, according to Radio Macau. If Sou or Chiang do not pay the fines, they will be subject to spending 80 days in jail.

29 May, 2018

Chief Executive Chui Sai On called Monday for open-minded and innovative forms of cooperation between Macau and Beijing, particularly in terms of how to advance Macau’s participation in the central government’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA).

29 May, 2018

UM holds its 1st flag-raising ceremony

The University of Macau (UM) on Saturday held its first flag-raising ceremony to celebrate its congregation day, becoming the first public university in Macau to have held a flag-raising ceremony on campus.

28 May, 2018

Auditor slams ‘chaotic’ management of public libraries  

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has failed to properly carry out processing tasks for its purchased books – such as their registration in its library catalogue system, sorting and cataloguing – so that a large number of books are still not on the bookshelves in its libraries for residents to use despite being purchased many years ago, the Commission of Audit (CA) said in a hard-hitting report Wednesday.

24 May, 2018

United Front vice-chief stresses Macau’s national development integration

The deputy director of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Tan Tianxing, Monday stressed the importance of Macau’s integration into the nation’s development, according to a statement released by the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS).  

22 May, 2018

Govt to submit judiciary amendment bill to legislature next month

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said last week that the government aims to submit a bill amending the Judicial Organisation Framework Law to the legislature next month, which proposes that all principal officials charged with a criminal offence will be tried by the Court of Second Instance (TSI).  

21 May, 2018

Prosecutor demands jail for lawmaker, fellow activist for disobedience

The prosecution demanded Tuesday that prison terms be imposed on suspended directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin for alleged aggravated disobedience.

16 May, 2018

Suspended directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin rejected their alleged aggravated disobedience charges during the first hearing of their trial at the Court of First Instance (TJB) Monday.

15 May, 2018

Macau and Thailand should seize opportunities created by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Great Bay Area

Macau Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, said Thursday that Macau’s engagement in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) could promote closer cooperation between Macau and Thailand.

11 May, 2018

Top officials’ Beijing training ‘very necessary’: liaison vice-chief  

Chen Sixi, a vice-director of the Central People’s Government Liaison Office in Macau, said Wednesday it had been “very necessary” for Macau’s nine principal officials and the chief prosecutor to participate in last month’s special training programme in Beijing, adding that the intensive training achieved “good results”.

10 May, 2018

Government consults public on new immigration rules

The government Tuesday launched a one-month public consultation on the drafting of a new immigration, stay and residency bill with the aim of enabling more effective law enforcement for when immigration officers carry out their work and with the aim of tackling the various irregularities resulting from illegal immigration.

9 May, 2018

Government to consult public on phone tapping

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said Sunday that the government expects to launch a public consultation in July or August on the drafting of a bill regulating the tapping of telephones during police investigations into criminal cases.

8 May, 2018

Macau, Cambodia ink deal on friendship promotion

Macau and Cambodia Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation for the promotion of friendship.

8 May, 2018

Chui to leave for Cambodia and Thailand today to boost Belt and Road

 Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On departs for official visits to Cambodia and Thailand today, the Government Spokesperson’s Office (GPV) said in a statement Sunday. His entourage will return to Macau on Friday.

7 May, 2018

Supplementary laws and rules for national security law should be drafted: Qiao

The former chairman of the Law Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), Qiao Xiaoyang, said Thursday the local government needed to draft supplementary laws and regulations to ensure the more effective enforcement of the local national security law - the Law on the Defence of National Security.

4 May, 2018

Councillors call for training of national security promotion teams

Central Districts Community Service Consultative Council members Huang Wei and Ho Kuai Seng Wednesday urged the government to help community associations, schools and private enterprises train their members, pupils and staff to improve their knowledge of national security so that they can join special teams to promote the protection of national security in their communities.

3 May, 2018

Vice-PM urges local govt to follow Xi’s guidelines, improve residents’ lives

Vice Premier Han Zheng Tuesday urged the local government to administer Macau strictly in line with the guidelines laid out by President Xi Jinping during his visit for the 15th anniversary of the establishment of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR).

25 Apr, 2018

Customs to upgrade equipment to tackle seaborne crime

The Macau Customs Service will upgrade its equipment and introduce new technology to enhance security on the sea, the Customs Service said in a statement Monday.

24 Apr, 2018

Legislature studies possible national security law amendments: speaker

Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng says that the legislature is studying possible amendments to Macau’s local national security law – the Law on the Defence of National Security.

23 Apr, 2018

All top officials of the government to visit Beijing for training

The five secretaries of the Macau government will be sent to Beijing between 21 and 25 April to take part in an intensive training course in the Chinese Academy of Governance regarding national development strategies and political awareness, according to a statement released by the Government Information Bureau.

22 Apr, 2018