Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said in a New Year’s message that the government still needed to improve its administration. The Government Information Bureau (GCS) released Chui’s message Monday to mark New Year’s Day. Chui said in the message that the local economy and civil society had developed in a stable manner and continuously … Continue reading "Chef Executive vows to improve administration"
2 Jan, 2013
Only about 35 percent of 798 local respondents said that they were very satisfied or satisfied with the overall performance of the government this year, according to the results of a survey released THursday. The survey also found that about 50 percent of the respondents said that the performance of the government this year was … Continue reading "Government satisfies only 35% of the population according with survey"
28 Dec, 2012
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said that Macau would “face new opportunities but also higher risks” next year due to the “complexities in the global economy”. In face of doubts clouding the worldwide prospects, Chui said the administration would first ensure the stability of public finances and the employment of Macau residents. During his … Continue reading "2013 will bring to Macau new opportunities but also risks says Chief Executive"
26 Dec, 2012
Li Fei, deputy director of the Committee for the Macau Basic Law under the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress (NPC), said Tuesday that the country’s two systems [the mainland’s socialist system and Macau’s capitalist system] should coordinate with each other rather than contradict each other. According to The Macau Post Daily, Li made … Continue reading "NPC official calls for harmony between nation’s 2 systems"
19 Dec, 2012
Macau, China, 18 Dec – Some 64 percent of local people are "happy" with the 10 years following Macau’s return to the China, according to a survey released Thursday by the General Association of Trade Unions of Macau (AGOM). According to The Macau Post Daily, 29 percent had ‘no comment," just five percent said they … Continue reading "Macau survey show 64 pct of the population ‘happy’ with post-handover decade"
18 Dec, 2012
A total 359 of the 364 members of the Electoral Committee to elect the local deputies to the National People’s Congress (NPC) Monday cast their votes for Macau’s 12 NPC deputies. Nine of the ballots were invalid. There were 15 candidates. Among the 12 elected NPC deputies, comprising four females and eight males, 10 were … Continue reading "359 elect 12 local NPC deputies among 15 candidates"
18 Dec, 2012
The Communist Party of China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection member Li Gang, currently a vice-director and spokesman for the central government’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, will become Beijing’s top representative in Macau early next year, Hong Kong media reported at the weekend. The South China Morning Post quoted “Beijing sources” as confirming the … Continue reading "Beijing’s top man in Macau to be Discipline Inspection Commission member"
17 Dec, 2012
Macau’s Legislative Assembly Thursday approved the budget proposal for 2013, which includes expenditure of 82.57 billion patacas (US$10.321 billion) and a surplus of 52.23 billion patacas (US$6.528 billion). The proposal presented by the government projects growth of 17 percent in overall revenues to 134.8 billion patacas (US$16.850 billion) and of 6.74 percent in expenditure to … Continue reading "Macau budget for 2013 outlines surplus of US$6.528 billion"
17 Dec, 2012
Among the government’s five policy secretaries, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U was given the highest marks – 63.7 points, while Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man obtained just 53.5 points – merely 3.5 points higher than the “pass mark” and the lowest among the quintet, according to the findings … Continue reading "Poll shows 2 policy secretaries just close to pass mark"
14 Dec, 2012
Fifteen locals have been confirmed as candidates for election to the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), which will be held next Monday. The 15 candidates comprise 10 NPC veterans running for re-election and five newcomers Leong Heng Teng, spokesman for the presidium overseeing the election, made the announcement after a meeting presided over by Chief … Continue reading "15 run for Macau’s 12 NPC seats – incl 5 newcomers"
12 Dec, 2012
The Environmental Bureau (DSPA) urged citizens who visit the current Food Festival near Macau Tower to take their own utensils to promote “greener living” while encouraging them to reduce the amount of rubbish generated. Over 30 pupils from four secondary schools took part in a campaign Sunday in Sai Van Lake Square, where the annual … Continue reading "Eco-bureau urges Food Festival visitors to take their own utensils"
11 Dec, 2012
Macau Legislative Assembly (AL) Vice President Ho Iat Seng, who is Macau’s only member of the Standing Committee of the National People Congress (NPC) in Beijing, said Sunday he believed that Xi Jinping, the newly-elected leader of the Community Party of China, will further improve co-operation between Macau and Guangdong after his expected election as … Continue reading "NPC member expects Xi to further improve Macau-Guangdong ties"
11 Dec, 2012
Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion told reporters Monday that the local 51-year-old local woman diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) – commonly known as “mad cow” disease – was infected some time before she had brain surgery in Hong Kong in September. Lei was at local charity organisation Tung Sin Tong’s opening ceremony of … Continue reading "Health chief says local CJD patient had symptoms before HK surgery"
11 Dec, 2012
A woman from Macau has “most probably” contracted a rare and fatal brain disease after undergoing an operation at a private hospital in Hong Kong in September, the Hong Kong and Macau governments said Thursday. The woman, who is 51, has been diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and is now severely ill in a hospital … Continue reading "Macau woman ‘most probably’ has “mad cow disease” after operation in HK"
7 Dec, 2012
The Macau Customs Service nabbed eight suspects – three males and five females aged between 20 and 60 – on Wednesday at four souvenir shops in the central and northern districts for allegedly selling various kinds of counterfeit products including mobile phone covers, greeting cards, children’s underwear, soft toys and stationery. Six of the suspects … Continue reading "Customs nab 8 for selling counterfeit products"
7 Dec, 2012
Property prices may be pushed up if the government imposes the “Macau people, Macau land” formula on private land, Macau Association of Building Contractors and Developers (MABCD)Chairman Paul Tse See Fan said Wednesday. Tse made the remarks during a press conference at the association’s headquarters in Rua do Campo regarding current hot-button issues such as … Continue reading "Group warns ‘Macau people, Macau land’ may push up housing prices"
6 Dec, 2012
Identification Services Bureau (DSI) Director Lai Ieng Kit will become the chief-of-cabinet of the Office of Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture-designate Alexis Tam Chon Weng, an informed source told The Macau Post Daily Thursday. Tam is the outgoing chief-of-cabinet of the Chief Executive Office and chief government spokesperson. Tam will succeed Secretary for Social … Continue reading "ID chief to head office of new social affairs secretary says, Macau Post Daily"
5 Dec, 2012
Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io insisted Tuesday that his policy guidelines for next year were in line with those of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, stressing that he had talked to Chui on several occasions about when to resume the application process for public housing. According to The Macau Post … Continue reading "Secretary for Transport and Public Work says he’s on same page as chief executive"
5 Dec, 2012
Wan Kuok-koi, also know as “Broken Tooth”, walked free from jail Saturday after being locked up for nearly 14 years for a string of crimes in Macau during the 1990s. At 6.50am Wan, 57, emerged from the Coloane jail and headed quickly in a car. According to the South China Morning Post he appeared briefly … Continue reading "Broken Tooth released after nearly 14 years in jail"
3 Dec, 2012
The government’s vowed Thursday that it would submit a bill to the legislature to deal with medical malpractice by the end of the year. Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U made the promise in the legislature’s hemicycle THursday. Cheong, accompanied by senior officials of his policy portfolio, was in the legislature to answer … Continue reading "Govt vows to submit ‘medical malpractice bill’ by year-end"
30 Nov, 2012