Politics

Macau government reveals make-up of public housing scheme

The government Monday announced for the first time the composition of its public housing programme, revealing that it consists of 10,064 low-rent social housing flats and 9,196 subsidised home-ownership scheme (HOS) flats. Housing Bureau (IH) President Tam Kuong Man disclosed the figures when briefing reporters about the progress of the Seac Pai Van public housing … Continue reading "Macau government reveals make-up of public housing scheme"

5 Jun, 2012

Over 700 join vigil to mark Tiananmen incident

Over 700 people including locals, mainlanders and expatriates took part in a candlelight vigil in Largo de S. Domingos Monday night to mark the 23rd anniversary of the Tiananmen incident. As usual, the vigil was organised by the grassroots Union for Democratic Development Macau (UMDD). At 8 p.m. participants started lighting candles and observed five … Continue reading "Over 700 join vigil to mark Tiananmen incident"

5 Jun, 2012

Ex-Macau policy secretary sentenced to 29 years

Macau’s Court of Final Appeal Thursday sentenced the government’s former secretary for transport and public works, Ao Man-long, to 29 years in jail for accepting bribes, among them from two prominent Hong Kong businessmen, and for money laundering. The sentence of his third graft trial will be served concurrently with Ao’s earlier jail term of … Continue reading "Ex-Macau policy secretary sentenced to 29 years"

1 Jun, 2012

Macau’s re-exports rise 28 pct in Jan-April

Macau’s re-exports rose 28.4 percent year-on-year to 1.85 billion patacas in the first four months, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Thursday. Re-exports accounted for 70.7 percent of total exports between January and April. Domestic exports increased merely 2.8 percent to 768 million patacas. While total exports rose 19.6 percent to 2.62 billion patacas, … Continue reading "Macau’s re-exports rise 28 pct in Jan-April"

1 Jun, 2012

Chief Executive says govt finalising new checkpoint proposal

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Wednesday that the Macau and Guangdong governments were in the last stages of finalising their joint proposal to build a new border checkpoint, complete with a 450-metre-long covered bridge over the Duck Channel along the Macau-Zhuhai border. Chui made the remarks to reporters upon return from a five-day … Continue reading "Chief Executive says govt finalising new checkpoint proposal"

31 May, 2012

Macau Chief Executive attends opening of Sichuan Sports complex

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On attended Tuesday the opening ceremony of a sports complex financed by Macau, as part of the Sichuan province’s reconstruction after the 2008 earthquake. Chui and former CE Edmund Ho Hau Wah, along with other Macau delegation members, attended the high-profile ceremony with large-scale folk dance performances, sports matches, and … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive attends opening of Sichuan Sports complex"

30 May, 2012

Macau government to reveal info about graft-tainted plots of land near airport after court ruling

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io said Tuesday that the government would reveal information about the five plots of land allegedly involved in the mega-graft scandal of disgraced policy secretary Ao Man Long after the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) announces its ruling tomorrow on Ao’s third trial. Ao is accused of … Continue reading "Macau government to reveal info about graft-tainted plots of land near airport after court ruling"

30 May, 2012

Macau Chief Executive vows not to intervene in judicial process

Chief Executive Chui Sai On promised on Friday that his government would abide by all the rulings made by local courts regarding the mega-graft scandal of disgraced policy secretary Ao Man Long and insisted that his government would never interfere in the judicial process. He made the pledges to reporters before his departure to Beijing … Continue reading "Macau Chief Executive vows not to intervene in judicial process"

28 May, 2012

HK property tycoon and entertainment mogul to stand trial in Macau

Hong Kong property tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung and entertainment mogul Steven Lo Kit-sing will stand trial in Macau for alleged bribery and money laundering linked to the mega-graft scandal of disgraced policy secretary Ao Man Long, a judicial source confirmed to The Macau Post Daily Thursday. According to the source both Lau and his business … Continue reading "HK property tycoon and entertainment mogul to stand trial in Macau"

25 May, 2012

Macau Government plans to build 2,356 more public housing flats

Lands, Public Works and Transport Bureau (DSSOPT)’s Urban Planning Department Chief Lao Iong said Thursday that the government later this year will start construction of 2,356 public housing flats on two plots that originally were a squatters’ area in Ilha Verde. Lao make the announcement during a press conference to detail the current progress of … Continue reading "Macau Government plans to build 2,356 more public housing flats"

25 May, 2012

HK property tycoon to stand trial in Macau

Hong Kong property company Chinese Estates Holdings announced Wednesday that its chairman, Joseph Lau Luen-hung, will have to stand trial in Macau for alleged bribery and money laundering. The company made the “price-sensitive” announcement in a statement to The Hong Kong Stock Exchange late Wednesday. According to the statement cited by The Macau Post Daily … Continue reading "HK property tycoon to stand trial in Macau"

24 May, 2012

Macau government plans covered bridge for 24-hour border crossing

The Macau government said Tuesday that it plans to build a 450-metre-long cross-border covered bridge over the Duck Channel that will connect Macau with Zhuhai’s Gongbei district next to the future Guangzhou–Zhuhai Intercity Mass Rapid Transit railway station. The government also said that the border crossing for pedestrians only was planned to operate around the … Continue reading "Macau government plans covered bridge for 24-hour border crossing"

23 May, 2012

HOS flats in Seac Pai Van sell from 488,000 patacas

The 1,824 subsidised home-ownership scheme (HOS) flats at the mammoth public housing estate in Coloane’s Seac Pai Van are priced from 488,000 patacas to 1,097,300 patacas, the government announced in the Official Gazette (BO) Monday. Housing Bureau (IH) President Tam Kuong Man said in a press conference at his bureau Monday that the price of … Continue reading "HOS flats in Seac Pai Van sell from 488,000 patacas"

22 May, 2012

Eco-activists and residents urge Macau government to protect egrets´habitat

Three Macau environmental protection groups and a group of residents Sunday urged the government to find another location for its safety traffic information centre to protect the egrets’ habitat in the wetland next to the Taipa Houses-Museum. The Macau government  has announced that it plans to move the centre to a plot of land that … Continue reading "Eco-activists and residents urge Macau government to protect egrets´habitat"

21 May, 2012

Macau policy secretary keeps mum on judicial bias claim

Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man has kept mum on a claim by Macau’s top lawyer that local judges are biased in favour of the government. “No comment,” Chan said when asked by reporters about the issue on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of an activity hosted by the Macau Lawyers … Continue reading "Macau policy secretary keeps mum on judicial bias claim"

21 May, 2012

Population rises to 562,900 in March

Macau’s population rose 3.2 percent year-on-year to 562,900 at the end the first quarter, according to official statistics. The number of non-resident workers reached 98,664 at the end of March, up by 4,636 from the end of last year, accounting for 17.5 percent of the total population. According to The Macau Post Daily today, based … Continue reading "Population rises to 562,900 in March"

17 May, 2012

Macau lawmakers finish discussing 2 political development bills

Legislative Assembly (AL) Second Standing Committee President Chan Chak Mo said Wednesday that his committee would not have any more meetings to discuss the two government-initiated amendment bills on the city’s political development after spending less than 90 minutes in total to discuss the bills. The commission held two meetings to discuss the two bills. … Continue reading "Macau lawmakers finish discussing 2 political development bills"

17 May, 2012

Guangdong, Macau plan to build pedestrian border checkpoint

[:zh]中国澳门5月16日电-澳门和广东星期二(5月15日)公布,计划于澳门半岛北端及珠海市拱北区之间兴建新行人通道通关。 澳门特区政府选择在青洲南粤批发市场的现址兴建新通道。南粤批发市场会被拆毁,并搬迁到珠澳跨境工业区澳门园区。 行政长官崔世安表示,他相信新通道有效纾缓拱此——关闸口岸通关压力。 崔世安昨天和广东省省长朱小丹主持于行政长官办公室举行的年度粤澳联席会议后会见传媒,并发表上述言论。 联席会议历时1.5小时,双方探讨如何进一步落实粤澳合作框架协议。 他说:「随着本澳经济的高速发展,拱北口岸客流量的增加,出现长时间轮候及挤迫情况,因此,我们认为粤澳之间新增一条新通道是有迫切性的。」 澳门特区政府的声明指出,初步计划新通道的选点为南粤批发市场的现址及狭窄的鸭涌河的邻近地方,该处划分澳门及珠海的边境。 崔世安称,位于拱北口岸仅800米之外的新通道是一条客运通道,只供行人使用,没有供车辆的设施。 他表示,新通道会作为拱北口岸的附属口岸。 他表示,粤澳双方会向中央政府提交新通道的申请,希望获得审批。并强调新通道有助区内发展。 根据澳门特区政府关于新通道的声明,计划包括兴建一道穿过通道的天桥。 然而,两地政府无详述新通道的建造时间表或完工日期。 (macaunews)[:]

16 May, 2012

Govt vows to ensure clean water supply from Guangdong

Maritime Administration (CP) Director Susana Wong Soi Man said Tuesday that the government will further strengthen co-operation with the Guangdong government to guarantee that all the raw water imported by Macau from the neighbouring province is clean According to The Macau Post Daily, Wong made the pledge to reporters after a visit to the Macau … Continue reading "Govt vows to ensure clean water supply from Guangdong"

16 May, 2012

Macau representative office in Taiwan opens

The Macau government formally opened a representative office in Taipei on Sunday, giving the city a greater presence that it expects will deepen trade, tourism, cultural and education ties with Taiwan, according to the island’s Central News Agency (CNA). Alexis Tam Chon Weng, chief-of-cabinet of the Office of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, said … Continue reading "Macau representative office in Taiwan opens"

14 May, 2012