The Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP) said in a statement that by 6 p.m. Thursday 23 forms for the setting-up of a legislative election candidacy commission were downloaded from the Internet or picked up by residents from the bureau. Forms were made available Thursday and any resident or group interested in joining the … Continue reading "Govt starts legislative election procedures"
15 Mar, 2013
The government had a surplus of MOP19.5 billion (US$2.4 billion) in January and February this year, according to official data. This is an increase of 15.4 percent compared to the same period last year. The amount is close to one-half of the MOP41.1 billion surplus estimated in the budget for the whole year. Revenue from … Continue reading "Macau government surplus hits MOP19.5 billion in two months"
14 Mar, 2013
Consumer Council Executive Committee President Wong Hon Neng said Tuesday that the government-run organisation was considering simplifying the handling of arbitration cases, so that consumers involved in any disputes would have their cases resolved faster. Wong made the pledge on the sidelines of a ceremony to launch a stamp commemorating the 15th anniversary of the … Continue reading "Consumer council plans to simplify arbitration process"
13 Mar, 2013
The United States should impose further sanctions on Macau’s Delta Asia Bank Ltd, according to the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives, Ed Royce. Royce said in an interview to Bloomberg Television on Saturday that the North Korean regime was still using Delta Asia for illicit transactions. The United … Continue reading "U.S.legislator ask for new curbs on Macau´s Delta Asia bank"
13 Mar, 2013
Ballots for 14 directly elected lawmakers and 12 indirectly elected lawmakers to be cast by permanent residents in candidates’ battle for seats in the legislaturewill be held on 15 September, with the maximum amount that each electoral campaign group can legally spend amounting to 5,644,278.46 patacas, about 36.9 percent less than in 2009. According to … Continue reading "Govt schedules legislative ballot for Sept 15"
12 Mar, 2013
Newly-appointed Taipei Economic and Cultural Office chief Lu Chang-shui said Monday he was determined to further deepen exchanges and co-operation between Taiwan and Macau. He made the remark when delivering a speech at a Chinese New Year banquet organised by the office in Macau . Over a hundred locals including civic leaders and students who … Continue reading "Taipei’s new rep vows to further improve Macau-Taiwan ties"
12 Mar, 2013
The Public Security Police (PSP) said on Saturday that it had deported 107 mainlanders since March 1 from the city as they were found to be buying patacas commemorative banknotes from locals, an activity that violated the terms and conditions of their stay as tourists, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing local Chinese-language media … Continue reading "Police deport 107 mainlanders for buying local banknotes"
11 Mar, 2013
Macau’s human rights record will face the scrutiny of the United Nations Human Rights Committee next week in meetings that will be webcast live on the Internet, according to a statement by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights cited by The Macau Post Daily today. The meetings will be held on … Continue reading "UN to check Macau’s human rights record next week"
11 Mar, 2013
Paul Tse, the head of Keck Seng Group, one of Macau’s biggest real-estate developers, said the sector’s best is yet to come in anticipation of the next phase of growth driven by human capital expansion. In an interview with the Macau Inc. Magazine, the top executive of the group that built Ocean Gardens, said what … Continue reading "Real-Estate business better in the future says Paul Tse"
11 Mar, 2013
The Macau Monetary Authority (AMCM) said in a statement Thursday that it was “highly” concerned about a local company claiming that it would pay “the highest prices” to purchase the city’s commemorative Chinese zodiac 10-pataca banknotes, vowing that it would ensure the “normal” circulation and supply of the city’s pataca currency. The quasi-central bank also … Continue reading "Govt vows to ensure ‘normal’ currency circulation"
8 Mar, 2013
Macau needs to educate talented people and diversify its development in the current good times, to better prepare for possible difficulties in the future said Chinese deputy Prime Minister Zhang Dejiang in a meeting with Macau’s deputies to the National People’s Congress in Beijing. Zhang, a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau … Continue reading "Chinese deputy PM ask Macau to diversify and prepare for the future"
8 Mar, 2013
Lawmakers urged the government Wednesday to stipulate in its amendment bill on land use that all information on any plot of land exempted from public tender must include the reasons for the exemption and the size of the respective plot, according to directly-elected lawmaker Kwan Tsui Hang who heads the legislature’s First Standing Committee. Kwan, … Continue reading "Lawmakers urge govt to list reasons for exempting land from public tender"
7 Mar, 2013
Representatives of a recently-established trade union for the gaming industry’s “frontline workers” urged the Health Bureau (SSM) Wednesday to ensure that it has inspectors on duty in the city’s casinos 24 hours a day to enforce a strict smoking ban in the non-smoking areas of the casinos. The union also urged the government to review … Continue reading "Gaming workers call for anti-smoking sleuths in casinos 24 hours"
7 Mar, 2013
Public Security Police (PSP) Commissioner Lei Siu Peng said Tuesdaythat despite a relatively high number of job vacancies in the police force that needed to be filled, there were still enough officers to serve the public and maintain law and order. Lei said that the PSP currently employed about 4,500 officers, of which roughly 1,000 … Continue reading "Police chief says enough staff to ensure public security"
6 Mar, 2013
At the end of 2012 the population in Macau was estimated at 582,000 an increase of 4%4 year-on year, according to the Statistics and Census Service (DSE), with female accounted for 51.8% of the total population. As regards the age structure, the elderly population (aged 65 and over) took up 7.7% of the total, up … Continue reading "Macau population totaled 582,00 at the end of 2012"
6 Mar, 2013
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Monday that thorough research will be carried out to assess the effect of the mainland’s individual visit scheme on the city’s economic development in the past 10 years, vowing that the scheme will never be allowed to have an adverse impact onresidents’ quality of life. Chui made the … Continue reading "Chui vows not to let tourism affect residents’ quality of life"
5 Mar, 2013
Pupils who go to tutorial classes after school have a lower reading ability and understanding of their subjects than pupils who do not go to tutorial classes. This is one of the surprising findings of a study conducted in Macau by the University of Hong Kong (HKU) Centre for Advancement of Chinese Language Education and … Continue reading "Study shows tutored pupils have lower reading ability than non-tutored ones"
1 Mar, 2013
Banco Nacional Ultramarino (BNU) has donated 1.2 million patacas to local charitable organisation Tung Sin Tong, the Portuguese bank that co-issues Macau’s legal tender said in a statement. Last week’s donation ceremony was attended by Tung Sin Tong President Chui Sai Cheong and BNU Chief Executive Officer Pedro Cardoso. Established in 1892, Tung Sin Tong … Continue reading "BNU donates 1.2 million patacas to Tung Sin Tong"
26 Feb, 2013
Safeguarding China’s national sovereignty while preserving the prosperity of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) are core considerations in creating central government policies for Macau, the nation’s top legislator said in a speech Thursday. They are also guiding principles for the central government in handling Macau affairs, Wu Bangguo, chairman of the National People’s Congress … Continue reading "NPC chief stresses Macau’s prosperity and national sovereignty"
22 Feb, 2013
National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Chairman Wu Bangguo said Wednesday he trusts that Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On and his government will continue to manage Macau well and score new achievement, after his predecessor Edmund Ho Hau Wah achieved sustainable growth for the local economy, improved people’s livelihood and made Macau’s civil society … Continue reading "NPC chief trusts Macau’s CE, govt will score new achievements"
21 Feb, 2013