Politics

Speaker urges govt to improve submission of tax bills

Legislative Assembly (AL) President Ho Iat Seng said Tuesday that the legislature would study with the government ways to improve the latter’s submission of urgent taxation bills to the legislature as well as their debate and voting procedures.

28 Feb, 2018

Delta bridge Macau car park to have 3,000 spaces for HK cars

The East Car Park at the border checkpoint of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau (HKZM) Bridge will have a capacity of 3,000 spaces for Macau-bound drivers of Hong Kong-registered cars.

22 Feb, 2018

Macau's meteorological and geophysical bureau vice-director

Meteorological bureau’s vice-director quits

Termination of her appointment as the bureau’s vice-director will be effective from March 1 though the announcement did not say why Leong tendered her resignation.

15 Feb, 2018

Liaison chief says his office will cooperate with anyone ‘acknowledging the nation’

Central People’s Government Liaison Office Director Zheng Xiaosong told a Spring Festival reception Thursday that his office will cooperate with any Macau people as long as they “acknowledge the nation” and respect the powers held by the central government in accordance with the nation’s Constitution and the Macau Basic Law.

9 Feb, 2018

Developer possibly victim of Coloane plot fraud: anti-graft chief

Commissioner Against Corruption (CCAC) Andre Cheong Weng Chon said Wednesday that the developer of a -currently suspended- highrise residential building project on a plot at the bottom of Coloane Hill is possibly a victim of a fraud case surrounding the plot that was revealed by the CCAC earlier this week.

8 Feb, 2018

Lawmakers pass stamp duty bill

The legislature Wednesday passed a government-initiated bill according to which an additional stamp duty will be levied on all those who buy residential units in addition to their first one.

8 Feb, 2018

Steve Wynn Resigns From Company Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The casino mogul Stephen Wynn resigned Tuesday as chairman and chief executive of his company, Wynn Resorts, in response to sexual misconduct allegations spanning decades, according to The New York Times.

7 Feb, 2018

Graft busters suspect fraud over Coloane Hill plot

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) says in a hard-hitting report Tuesday it has discovered possible administrative illegalities, fraud and other possible crimes concerning the inheritance of the ownership of a plot at the bottom of Coloane Hill on which was previously planned a – meanwhile suspended – high-rise residential building project.

7 Feb, 2018

Govt wants heavier penalty for typhoon rumour-mongers

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has said that the government is proposing that culprits should face a heavier penalty than normal if they spread rumours during typhoons and other disasters.

5 Feb, 2018

Court rejects lawmaker’s appeal against suspension

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) said in a statement Sunday that it does not have the authority to rule on political acts and, consequently, it decided not to hear an appeal by lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou against his suspension from the legislature by his peers.

5 Feb, 2018

National security cases should be tried by Chinese judges: Chan

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said Thursday that cases involving national security should only be tried by local judges holding Chinese nationality, as suggested by the government in its proposed amendments to the Judicial Organisation Framework Law.

2 Feb, 2018

Second Instance Court rejects lawmaker’s interim injunction

The Court of Second Instance (TSI) Thursday rejected an interim injunction filed by directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou requesting the suspension of his peers’ decision to suspend him as a lawmaker.

2 Feb, 2018

Macau paid 3.32 billion patacas for the construction of the bridge to Hong Kon

Macau has already paid until now about 2.6 billion yuan (3.32 billion patacas) for its share of the construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge, according to Macau television news (TDM).

1 Feb, 2018

Macau Judiciary Police anti-terror prevention unit

Judiciary Police to set up anti-terror prevention unit

The Judiciary Police has been working on setting up an anti-terror prevention unit since last year.

31 Jan, 2018

17 newbies among local members for 13th CPPCC

Among the 37 local members of the upcoming 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), 17 are newcomers, or 46 percent of the total, while the remainder have been reappointed.

26 Jan, 2018

Police carry out 1st casino emergency response drill

Macau's first casino emergency response drill by various government law enforcement agencies and other government bodies took place in the early hours of this morning at Galaxy Macau.

23 Jan, 2018

Flu-stricken CE takes sick leave – flu cases rising

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has been on sick leave since Tuesday after contracting influenza, the Government Spokesperson’s Office (GPV) said in a statement .

19 Jan, 2018

Legislative duo retract ‘political act’ draft resolution

Indirectly-elected lawmakers Kou Hoi In and Vong Hin Fai Wednesday retracted their jointly-proposed draft resolution – a document that they submitted to the Legislative Assembly (AL) last week – on whether the suspension of a lawmaker by his or her peers is a “political act”.

18 Jan, 2018

Sulu Sou

Court postpones lawmaker Sulu Sou’s disobedience trial

The Court of First Instance postponed the trial of directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin for alleged aggravated disobedience on Tuesday.

17 Jan, 2018

reclaimed land macau

Proposed bill will not allow for gaming projects on newly reclaimed land

The legislature passed the outline of a government-initiated bill on the framework for the management of Macau’s coastal waters which proposes that no gaming projects be allowed on land newly reclaimed from the sea.

17 Jan, 2018