Politics

Macau lawmakers pass bill aiming to make police work more efficient

A plenary session of the Legislative Assembly (AL) Thursday passed the outline of a government-initiated bill regulating the operation of the Public Security Police (PSP), which aims to help the police cope with the rising pressure caused by the city’s constant development when carrying out their duties to maintain public security and carry out law enforcement.

19 Oct, 2018

Opening ceremony of mega bridge connecting to Hong Kong and Macau on October 23

A notice issued by the central government’s liaison office said the ceremony to celebrate the opening of the long-awaited bridge would be conducted next Tuesday in Zhuhai but gave no further details, according to today's South China Morning Post

17 Oct, 2018

Macau lawmakers pass LRT operation bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) Tuesday passed the outline of a government-initiated bill regulating the future operation of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system, which proposes that passengers violating LRT rules will face a fine of up to 10,000 patacas.

17 Oct, 2018

Police to handle financial intelligence from today

The Financial Intelligence Office (GIF) will be overseen by the government’s public security portfolio from today, according to an executive order signed by Chief Executive Chui Sai On that was published in the Official Gazette (BO).

16 Oct, 2018

Financial Intelligence Office to move to security portfolio

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak confirmed at the weekend that the Financial Intelligence Office (GIF) will come under his portfolio.

15 Oct, 2018

HKM Office chief urges local youth to grasp GBA opportunities

Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council Director Zhang Xiaoming said at the weekend that enhancing the well-being of the people in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area (GBA), particularly in terms of creating more opportunities for young people, is one of the intentions of the city cluster initiative.

15 Oct, 2018

Macau government convenes first meeting of national security commission

The government announced that Chief Executive  Chui Sai On has convened the first meeting of the newly established Commission on the Defence of National Security of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR), during which he called for improvements in the city’s legal system concerning the protection of national security.

12 Oct, 2018

Govt rejects ‘baseless” US Congress report

The Macau government yesterday said in a strongly worded statement Thursday that the 2018 Annual Report by the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) contains “groundless and baseless claims” and makes “inappropriate” comments about Macau’s internal affairs.

12 Oct, 2018

Chinese Vice-PM Han urges Macau lawmakers to respect executive-led system and safeguard national security

Chinese Vice Premier Han Zheng urged Macau lawmakers to respect the existing executive-led system of Macau – when carrying out their legislative tasks – by ensuring that the executive authorities and the legislature always complement and provide checks and balances to each other.

11 Oct, 2018

29 of 33 Macau lawmakers visit Beijing and Tianjin

A total of 29 members of the Macau Legislative Assembly (AL) went to Beijing Thursday for a four-day visit to the national capital and the nearby municipality of Tianjin, with the aim of better understanding the ongoing social and economic development of the mainland, at the invitation of the Hong Kong and Macau Affairs Office of the State Council.

10 Oct, 2018

Macau to support Greater Bay Area, said Chief Executive

Macau will step up effort in responding to the needs of the national development strategy, in order to propel the city’s prosperity while contributing to the development of the country, said today the Chief Executive.

1 Oct, 2018

New FM commissioner ‘delighted’ with Macau’s international prestige

Newly appointed Foreign Ministry Commissioner Shen Beili said Wednesday her office was “sincerely delighted” with Macau’s “growing external engagement and international prestige.”

27 Sep, 2018

Invaluable experience gained from Mangkhut response: Chui

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Tuesday that the local government will need to carry out a large number of measures with the aim of constantly improving Macau’s ability to tackle typhoons and other major natural disasters.

19 Sep, 2018

Overall Macau Light Rail Transit could cost at least US$ 6.25 billion: auditor

In a hard-hitting report published Thursday, the Commission of Audit (CA) says that the estimated construction cost for the eight sections of Macau’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) system that the government has planned for the short, medium and long terms amounts to at least 50 billion patacas (US$ 6.25 billion)

14 Sep, 2018

Macau government proposes cyber security bill

The Executive Council announced Tuesday that the government has drafted a bill on cyber security which proposes the mandatory implementation of real-name registration for the provision of telecom services - i.e., customers will be required to provide their real identification data to telecom service operators, including for the purchase of a pre-paid SIM card.

12 Sep, 2018

No political motive behind non-renewal of legal advisors’contracts from Legislative Assembly

Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng said Monday that there was no political motive behind the legislature’s decision not to renew the employment contracts of two of the legislature’s legal advisors.

11 Sep, 2018

Hundreds protest against hazardous materials warehouses in Coloane, Macau

Hundreds of residents in Coloane’s Seac Pai Van public housing estate protested Sunday against the government’s plan to build warehouses for hazardous materials near their homes.

10 Sep, 2018

Macau government to build office building in Zape

The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) said Thursday that it expects the construction of a government office building on a plot in Zape to get off the ground in the first quarter of next year.

7 Sep, 2018

Govt Headquarters branch renovation project to take 326 days

The Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT) said in a statement Tuesday that the renovation project to turn a building in Avenida do Conselheiro Ferreira de Almeida into a Government Headquarters branch office will take up to 326 days.

5 Sep, 2018

National security defence commission to start next month

The Commission on the Defence of National Security of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) will start operating next month, the local government announced Monday.

4 Sep, 2018