Politics

Fr. Lancelote passes away, aged 89

Father Lancelote Rodrigues, popularly known as Macau’s “refugee priest,” died in Kiang Wu Hospital Monday. Macau Caritas Secretary General Paul Pun Chi Meng told The Macau Post Daily  that he and several other members of the diocese were at Fr. Lancelote’s bedside when he passed away. Pun said that Fr. Lancelote died of cardiac insufficiency … Continue reading "Fr. Lancelote passes away, aged 89"

18 Jun, 2013

Pet lovers march for animal protection law

Several dozen dogs and cats were amongst the roughly 1,000 pet lovers who joined a protest march Sunday to demand that a long-delayed animal welfare and protection law finally be enacted. The march, organised by the Abandoned Animals Protection Association of Macau (AAPAM), started from Praca do Tap Seac and ended at Government House, where … Continue reading "Pet lovers march for animal protection law"

17 Jun, 2013

University of Macau’s mainland campus to open in September

University of Macau’s new campus based in Hengqin Island in south China’s Guangdong Province is expected to be put into use in September, a chinese provincial official said Friday. The campus will accommodate about 10,000 students within three years, said Chui Sai On, chief executive of the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) at a joint … Continue reading "University of Macau’s mainland campus to open in September"

17 Jun, 2013

China’s Liaison Office in Macau has two new vice-directors

The central government said in a statement Sunday that Chen Sixi and Qiu Hong were appointed by the State Council in Beijing to be two of the new vice-directors of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in Macau, while three vice-directors of the office – Xu Ze, Li Benjun and Gao Yan have … Continue reading "China’s Liaison Office in Macau has two new vice-directors"

10 Jun, 2013

CE says government starts probe into senior officials alleged misfeasance

Chief Executive Chui Sai On said Thursday that the government had started an administrative inquiry to probe two senior officials of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) for their alleged involvement in a case of misfeasance. Chui said that he had formally received a notice from the Public Prosecution Office (MP) and the Examining … Continue reading "CE says government starts probe into senior officials alleged misfeasance"

7 Jun, 2013

Lawmakers urge govt to set up independent body to monitor bus service

Lawmaker Kwan Tsui Hang, who serves as the president of the Legislative Assembly’s Follow-Up Committee on Land Affairs and Public Concessions, suggested Thursday that an independent body should be established to check all the data related to the city’ public bus service, such as frequencies and bus cash box collections. Kwan was at the headquarters … Continue reading "Lawmakers urge govt to set up independent body to monitor bus service"

7 Jun, 2013

HK, Macau, Shenzhen police bust int’l credit card scam ring

Police officials from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau arrested a total of 19 people on Monday for their alleged involvement in an international ring that produces fake credit cards with stolen personal information from Europe, the Middle East and the US, the Judiciary Police (PJ) said Thursday. The Judiciary Police (PJ) held a special press … Continue reading "HK, Macau, Shenzhen police bust int’l credit card scam ring"

7 Jun, 2013

Civic chief quits election body ‘for personal reasons’

Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) President Raymond Tam Vai Man Tuesday stayed mum over rumours that his resignation from the five-member Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee was due to a future court appearance as a defendant in a case of alleged perversion of the course of justice involving the granting of burial plots. Tam … Continue reading "Civic chief quits election body ‘for personal reasons’"

5 Jun, 2013

Several hundred join June 4 vigil to mark Tiananmen

Several hundred citizens – including schoolchildren, university students, teachers, professors and retirees – joined last night’s vigil held by the Union for Democratic Development Macau (UMDD) commemorating the 24th anniversary of the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen incident. About 500 people joined the vigil, down from around 700 a year ago. Participants lit candles in Largo … Continue reading "Several hundred join June 4 vigil to mark Tiananmen"

5 Jun, 2013

Govt ‘undecided’ on imposing duty on plastic carrier bags

The government said Sunday that it has not yet decided whether or not to impose a plastic carrier bag tax, admitting that it has the responsibility to reduce the number of plastic carrier bags used in the city but declining say whether it will come up with anyspecific measures to lower the amount. Talking to … Continue reading "Govt ‘undecided’ on imposing duty on plastic carrier bags"

3 Jun, 2013

1/3 of coronary disease sufferers are smokers: cardiologist

Macau Health Promotion Association (APSM) Vice President Leong Man Kin said Sunday he estimated that a third of local residents suffering from coronary disease are smokers. Leong added that while he noticed more locals have decided to quit lighting up after the city’s anti-smoking law came into effect last year, it was easy for them … Continue reading "1/3 of coronary disease sufferers are smokers: cardiologist"

3 Jun, 2013

Union representing ‘neighbours’, women submits 500 nomination signatures

The long-established Progress Promotion Union (UPP), a group consisting of community leaders and members of the Macau General Association of Neighbourhood Unions (UGAMM; commonly known as Kai Fong) and the Macau Women’s General Association (AGMM; commonly known as Fu Luen), submitted 500 signatures Thursday to the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP), in the … Continue reading "Union representing ‘neighbours’, women submits 500 nomination signatures"

31 May, 2013

Union labels govt ‘timid’ over casinos´smoking issues

The influential Macau Federation of Trade Union (commonly known as Gung Luen) Tuesday described the government as “timid” after officials found that some gaming operators had failed to comply with regulations to implement measures regarding the setting-up of smoking areas in the city’s casinos The union also urged the government to amend the anti-tobacco law … Continue reading "Union labels govt ‘timid’ over casinos´smoking issues"

29 May, 2013

CE excludes right of abode for non-local graduates

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Monday that the possible granting of work permits to local universities’ non-local graduates would only be a stop-gap solution meant to tackle the city’s human resources shortage in certain sectors and would not grant them the right of abode. Most non-local tertiary education students are from the mainland. … Continue reading "CE excludes right of abode for non-local graduates"

28 May, 2013

Kai Fong urges govt to tackle ‘idle’ land

The influential General Union of Neighbourhood Associations (commonly known as Kai Fong) Monday urged the government to come up with measures to tackle the city’s idle land, claiming that empty plots of land caused hygiene problems to nearby residents. Several Kai Fong representative including Cheang Iok, who heads the Kai Fong office for Taipa and … Continue reading "Kai Fong urges govt to tackle ‘idle’ land"

28 May, 2013

Macau suffers 73 days of acid rain last year

Macau suffered 73 days of acid rain last year, according to official environmental statistics cited by The Macau Post Daily today. Acid rain occurs when the pH value of rainwater is lower than 5.6. Last year, the ultraviolet index stood at “low” to “moderate” on 335 days, two days less than in 2011. Macau’s mean … Continue reading "Macau suffers 73 days of acid rain last year"

27 May, 2013

Legislative election nomination process starts today

The Public Administration and Civic Service Bureau (SAPF) said in a statement yesterday that it would start the procedure to confirm the nomination committees for September’s direct and indirect elections. The bureau said that it would verify that any applications contain all the required documents, which it has to receive no later than June 18, … Continue reading "Legislative election nomination process starts today"

27 May, 2013

Macau and Guangdong polices crack illegal soccer betting ring

Macau and Guangdong police jointly cracked a crime syndicate, that had reportedly collected over RMB 100 billion in illegal soccer bets, and arrested the top leaders of the group active on both the mainland and in Macau. According to The Macau Daily times the Macau Judiciary Police (PJ) announced Sunday the details of  the illegal … Continue reading "Macau and Guangdong polices crack illegal soccer betting ring"

27 May, 2013

Nearly 70 pct of employees feel work-related anxiety: survey

Nearly 70 percent of the respondents of a survey released Thursday reported work-related anxiety. The survey involved 10,487 respondents. The main cause of their anxiety was mainly pressure from work. The difficulty which the respondents deemed the worst was that it was hard to find a balance between work and family commitments. They also worried … Continue reading "Nearly 70 pct of employees feel work-related anxiety: survey"

24 May, 2013

Lawmakers pass motion to debate Coloane island protection

With the support of 20 lawmakers, a motion submitted by grassroots legislators Paul Chan Wai Chi and Antonio Ng Kuok Cheong to hold a debate on the protection of Coloane’s island landscape was passed by the legislature Wednesday. There were just two abstentions – by businessmen Cheang Chi Keong and Ung Choi Kun – with … Continue reading "Lawmakers pass motion to debate Coloane island protection"

23 May, 2013