Politics

Macau and Zhuhai reach deal on 2-hour extension of Cotai border-crossing

The Macau and Zhuhai governments Thursday reached a consensus on a two-hour extension of the operating hours of the Cotai-Hengqin border crossing for both goods and people, suggesting extending the current operating hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to the later closing time of 10 p.m. Both governments said they hoped the new customs … Continue reading "Macau and Zhuhai reach deal on 2-hour extension of Cotai border-crossing"

26 Oct, 2012

ExCo rushes stamp duty, import-labour bills to legislature

Executive Council (ExCo) spokesman Leong Heng Teng said Wednesday that the government’s 10-member top advisory body has finished its discussions on two amendment bills, one regarding stamp duty rules and the other concerning imported labour regulations. Leong said that ExCo would send the two amendment bills to the legislature at once in the hope that … Continue reading "ExCo rushes stamp duty, import-labour bills to legislature"

17 Oct, 2012

Tam orders report on dumping patients’ records in street

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said in a statement on Thursday that he had ordered the Health Bureau (SSM) to submit a detailed report within 30 days about the incorrect disposal of a number of patients’ records by the public Conde de Sao Januario Hospital Centre (CHCSJ). In a clear … Continue reading "Tam orders report on dumping patients’ records in street"

16 Oct, 2012

Veteran tourism chief to leave post in December

Macau’s veteran tourism chief Joao Manuel Costa Antunes will leave his post on December 19, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U said at the weekend. Speaking to reporters on the side-lines of a public function on Saturday, Cheong said that Costa Antunes’ departure from his post as Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) director … Continue reading "Veteran tourism chief to leave post in December"

15 Oct, 2012

Govt vows to set up more care centres for mentally impaired

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau Cheong U said thursday that the government plans to set up more care centres for the mentally impaired so that their parents are assured they will have long-term care. Cheong made the remarks when talking to reporters on the sidelines of attending the 60th anniversary of the … Continue reading "Govt vows to set up more care centres for mentally impaired"

12 Oct, 2012

Children warned of sudden blindness due to smartphones

Playing games on smartphones and tablet PCs while, waiting around, on the bus, eating or even walking are not an uncommon sight nowadays but ophthalmologist Frank Lai Iat Fan warned thursday that spending too much time on these digital gadgets can cause sudden blindness. Lai spoke to reporters during an Orbis’ “Look Cool, Stay Healthy” … Continue reading "Children warned of sudden blindness due to smartphones"

12 Oct, 2012

Govt vows to set up more care centres for mentally impaired

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau Cheong U said thursday that the government plans to set up more care centres for the mentally impaired so that their parents are assured they will have long-term care. Cheong made the remarks when talking to reporters on the sidelines of attending the 60th anniversary of the … Continue reading "Govt vows to set up more care centres for mentally impaired"

12 Oct, 2012

Taipei official says Taiwan-Macau ties enter ‘new era’

Taiwan’s Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Deputy Head Kao Charng said Monday that the relationship between Taiwan and Macau had entered a “new era” since the renaming of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in July last year. He made the remark in a speech addressing last night’s banquet at Macau Tower to celebrate the so-called … Continue reading "Taipei official says Taiwan-Macau ties enter ‘new era’"

9 Oct, 2012

City U urges govt to grant land for campus ‘as soon as possible’

The private City University of Macau urged the government Sunday to grant it a plot of land for a campus as soon as possible after its application for a lot in Coloane was turned down by the government by reason of the protection of cultural heritage. Chan Meng Kam, who chairs the council of the … Continue reading "City U urges govt to grant land for campus ‘as soon as possible’"

8 Oct, 2012

Govt warns of dengue fever outbreak as virus infects 9

The government is stepping up its dengue fever prevention measures to Level 3, which indicates a local outbreak, the Health Bureau (SSM) announced Wednesday. The statement cited by The Macau Post Daily said that the government’s working group to prevent dengue fever held a meeting Wednesday after confirming that nine locals have been infected with … Continue reading "Govt warns of dengue fever outbreak as virus infects 9"

27 Sep, 2012

First lawmaker announces bid for re-election in 2013

Directly-elected lawmaker-cum-businesswoman Melinda Chan Mei Yi, who leads a youth service association, said Wednesday that she would run in next year’s Legislative Assembly election. Chan is the first of the legislature’s 12 directly-elected and 10 indirectly-elected members to announce her re-election bid for the 2013 ballot. Seven of the legislature’s members are appointed by the … Continue reading "First lawmaker announces bid for re-election in 2013"

20 Sep, 2012

Foreign Ministry official praises Macau for defending Diaoyu

Macau-based Deputy Foreign Affairs Ministry Commissioner Zhang Jinfeng Tuesday praised Macau compatriots for using all sorts of ways to show their determination to protect the nation’s sovereign territory including the Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. “It is normal that Japan is being strongly condemned and greatly opposed by the Chinese government and the … Continue reading "Foreign Ministry official praises Macau for defending Diaoyu"

19 Sep, 2012

Judge’s sick leave delays La Scala trial to January

A court hearing with eight defendants including Hong Kong real-estate tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung and his business partner Steven Lo Kit-seng accused of bribing former Macau secretary for transport and public works Ao Man Long in a land deal involving the luxury La Scala residential development did not go ahead Monday as scheduled because the … Continue reading "Judge’s sick leave delays La Scala trial to January"

18 Sep, 2012

La Scala developer appeals govt’s land-lease cancellation

Hong Kong-listed Chinese Estate Holdings says that it’s fully owned subsidiary Moon Ocean and an unnamed purchaser of a La Scala unit lodged an appeal to Macau’s Court of Second Instance (TSI) last week against the government’s recent decision to scrap the company’s land concession near the airport in Taipa. Chinese Estate Holdings announced the … Continue reading "La Scala developer appeals govt’s land-lease cancellation"

17 Sep, 2012

Macau corruption trial of Hong Kong tycoons may be adjourned

The corruption trial of Hong Kong tycoons Joseph Lau Luen-hung and Steven Lo Kit-sing, which is due to start on Monday in Macau, may be adjourned over pre-trial hitches and an “impossible” court schedule, accordant to todays South China Morning Post. The two businessmen were charged for allegedly offering a HK$20 million bribe to Macau’s … Continue reading "Macau corruption trial of Hong Kong tycoons may be adjourned"

14 Sep, 2012

Police arrest 2 local men for ripping off HK banks

The Judiciary Police (PJ) announced Wednesday the arrest of two local businessmen believed to be members of a loan-fraud gang suspected of ripping off up to 10 banks in Hong Kong between 2006 and early this year, involving at least HK$70 million. According to The Macau Post Daily, a PJ spokesperson  said that the duo … Continue reading "Police arrest 2 local men for ripping off HK banks"

13 Sep, 2012

Chui vows to present new light rail budget to legislature

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On told reporters Sunday that he has already ordered Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io to come up with a new budget for the construction of the first phase of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system “as soon as possible”, in time for the presentation of the … Continue reading "Chui vows to present new light rail budget to legislature"

10 Sep, 2012

Audit and graft buster reports slam Macau´s light rail office

A follow-up auditing report and an investigation by the Commission Against Corruption Commission (CCAC) released  Thursday both slammed the government’s Transportation Infrastructure Office (GIT) for its handling of the city’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) project. The report by the Commission of Audit (CA) is a so-called audit trail, following its first audit report of the … Continue reading "Audit and graft buster reports slam Macau´s light rail office"

7 Sep, 2012

Govt vows to heed court ruling over La Scala land deal

The Government Spokespersons Office (GPV) said in a statement Wednesday that the local government received a “declaration of dissent” from La Scala developer Moon Ocean on Tuesday and would, based on a local court ruling, go ahead with its previous decision to axe the graft-tainted land deal. The statement cited by The Macau Post Daily … Continue reading "Govt vows to heed court ruling over La Scala land deal"

30 Aug, 2012

Macau government sets up Protocol, PR and External Affairs Office

The government announced Monday that it has decided to set up an office handling protocol, public relations and external affairs. The Protocol, Public Relations and External Affairs Office will formally be established on Saturday. According a statement from the government’s spokesperson’s office, the office will be part of the chief executive’s portolio and initially be … Continue reading "Macau government sets up Protocol, PR and External Affairs Office"

28 Aug, 2012