Politics

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

Macau now better prepared for typhoons: govt

Unitary Police Service (SPU) Commissioner-General Ma Io Kun said Thursday that Macau has improved its capabilities to respond to typhoons and carry out disaster relief measures, based on the lessons learnt from Super Typhoon Hato last year, so that it is now much better prepared for typhoons than in the past.

19 Apr, 2018

Macau ready for Greater Bay Area development: Chief Executive

The Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, Tuesday said the government has readied resources in order for the community to take part in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.

18 Apr, 2018

Reciprocal driving-licence to benefit locals: Chui  

Chief Executive Chui Sai On stressed Tuesday that the government’s plan to sign a reciprocal driving-licence recognition deal with the mainland aims to benefit local residents by making it more convenient for them to work and do business on the mainland.

18 Apr, 2018

Wong wants to establish government ‘unit’ to enforce national security laws

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said on Monday there was a need to establish a unit specifically for the enforcement of Macau’s local national security law.

17 Apr, 2018

National security & local security are interrelated

Wong said that the local national security law does not specify detailed procedures concerning the enforcement of the law.

16 Apr, 2018

Liaison chief calls for improved mechanism to safeguard national security

Zheng Xiaosong noted that Sunday (April 15) was National Security Education Day as stipulated by the country’s National Security Law.

16 Apr, 2018

Gloria Ung appointed Deputy Secretary-General of Forum Macao

Gloria Batalha Ung will accumulate her new Forum role with the present position she holds at the IPIM.

13 Apr, 2018

Macau will push for the development of a green economy

The 2018 MIECF has attracted more than 490 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions to showcase products and solutions that curb air, water and soil pollution, as well as to build eco-cities.

13 Apr, 2018

Ex-weather chief’s pension suspended for 4 years

Fong Soi Kun's pension will be suspended for four years for his failure to fulfil his duties properly over the hoisting of storm warning signals when Super Typhoon Hato pummelled Macau last year.

12 Apr, 2018