Legislative Assembly First Standing Committee President Kwan Tsui Hang said yesterday that most of the lawmakers in her committee agreed with the government’s stance that it would not legally fix property agents’ commission rates in its bill regulating the city’s real-estate agencies and agents. Kwan made the remarks to the media after her committee had … Continue reading "Legislators, government reject legally fixed property commissions"
21 Aug, 2012
An offshore renminbi centre should be set up in Hengqin to attract investment in the newly opened-up development region through a multi-currency clearing and settlement platform for China and Portuguese-speaking countries as well as cross-border trade, Macau Electronic Financial Industry Trade Promotion Association (APCIFE) Deputy President Cheong Fong Ioi said yesterday. According to The Macau … Continue reading "Macau group calls for offshore yuan centre in Hengqin"
20 Aug, 2012
The nation’s three taikonauts who accomplished their mission to dock the Shenzhou-9 (or 9th ‘Divine Vessel’) spacecraft with the Tiangong 1 (‘Heavenly Palace’) told about 2,200 schoolchildren yesterday to study hard and stay healthy to make their dreams come true, The Macau Post Daily reports today. Jing Haipeng, the mission commander, along with taikonauts Liu … Continue reading "Taikonauts tell children to study hard to live their dream"
15 Aug, 2012
A 42-member delegation of the Tiangong-1/Shenzhou-9 manned space docking and rendezvous mission gifted yesterday a docking model of Tiangong-1 and Shenzhou-9 to Macau after arriving in the city yesterday at the start of a three-day visit. After a short closed-door meeting with Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On at Government House, Niu Hongguang who heads … Continue reading "Space heroes gift docking model of Tiangong-1/Shenzhou-9 to Macau"
14 Aug, 2012
Secretary for Security Cheong Kuoc Va revealed yesterday that there were 191 reported cases of document forgery in the first six months of the year, a 55.3 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Of the 191 cases, 51 of them involved sham marriages – slightly over a quarter of the total number … Continue reading "Security chief says document forgery on the rise"
10 Aug, 2012
Lawmakers yesterday expressed their wish thatrepresentatives from the government, courts, public prosecution and lawyersassociation could get together to discuss the government-drafted amendment billon the Code of Criminal Procedure that is widely seen as cumbersome andoutdated. Indirectly-elected lawmaker-cum-banker Cheang ChiKeong, who heads the legislature’s Third Standing Committee, expressed thelawmaker’s wish to reporters after a meeting with … Continue reading "Lawmakers call for legal sector, government to trashout ‘improved’ Criminal Procedure Code"
8 Aug, 2012
The Legislative Assembly’s 2nd Standing CommitteePresident Chan Chak Mo told reporters yesterday that the committee’s ninemembers were in the process of drafting their formal report regarding the twogovernment-initiated bills on amending the legislature’s composition and themethod of electing the chief executive in 2014 – known collectively as“+2+2+100”. Chan made the statement in the legislative chambers … Continue reading "Lawmakers to draft report on ‘+2+2+100’ by Aug 15"
7 Aug, 2012
Two male defendants, one from Hong Kong and the other from Macau, were Tuesday sentenced to eight and half years behind bars each for their involvement in the city’s first “ice factory”. The trial which started last month involved 4 male defendants. Two of the Macau defendants were acquitted for lack of evidence. According to … Continue reading "Two defendants in local “ice factory” get 8 1/2 years jail"
1 Aug, 2012
The Audit Commission says in a report that the government’s now defunct office that prepared Macau’s participation in the 2010 Shanghai World Expo has failed to provide a full explanation about the 34.4 million pataca difference between the actual amount of money it paid for moveable assets and the respective amount listed in the government’s … Continue reading "Audit report slams local Shanghai Expo office for ‘missing’ 34 million patacas"
31 Jul, 2012
Macau Tuesday endured its strongest typhoon, with wind speeds of 144 km/hour at its height, in 13 years, resulting in 16 minors injuries and 254 incidents, the government said. It was also the first time this year that the No. 9 warning signal – the second highest – was hoisted since the establishment of the … Continue reading "Strongest typhoon in 13 years injures 16, causes 254 incidents"
25 Jul, 2012
Macau hoisted today its first No. 9 typhoon signal when Vicente passed near the territory with winds over 180 km per hour. The No 9 signal was hoisted at 2:15 a.m., for the first time since 1999, when Vicente closed to Macau territory during the night. Monday at about 7:00 p.m, the Meteorological and Geographical … Continue reading "Macau hoists No. 9 typhoon for the first time since 1999"
24 Jul, 2012
The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) said Sunday that it had not yet set a timetable to resume construction of a tunnel that will connect Cotai and the University of Macau’s future campus on Zhuhai’s Henqin Island, after part of the Hengqin section collapsed on Thursday night. A spokesperson said to the Macau Post Daily that … Continue reading "Govt says ‘no timetable’ to resume"
23 Jul, 2012
Troubled Macau Cable TV said Wednesday that it planned to sue the government for failing to protect its rights and interests which are supposed to be guaranteed under the conditions laid out in the 15-year monopoly concession agreement signed with Macau’s then Portuguese administration in 1999. The company also said it would “fight for” the … Continue reading "Macau Cable TV vows to sue govt"
19 Jul, 2012
The government said Monday that a human resources database, which is currently under preparation, would help local students and employers understand the supply of, and demand for the city’s tertiary education graduates. Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES) Director Sou Chio Fai made the remark to reporters on the sidelines of the opening ceremony of the … Continue reading "Govt setting up database on tertiary education students"
17 Jul, 2012
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said in Beijing Monday that there was still no concrete date for the launch of 24-hour immigration and customs land-border checkpoints between Macau and Guangdong, The Macau Post Daily reports today. However, Chui said that for the time being the operating hours of the present checkpoints would be extended. … Continue reading "Chui says no date yet for 24-hour land-border checkpoints"
17 Jul, 2012
Chief Executive (CE) Fernando Chui Sai On arrived in Beijing Sunday to discuss with the central government the construction of a 24-hour cross-border pedestrian bridge between the northern tip of the Macau Peninsula and the Gongbei district in Zhuhai. The plan to build a 450-metre long cross-border pedestrian bridge was first announced by the government … Continue reading "Chui in Beijing to discuss new Macau-Zhuhai border crossing"
16 Jul, 2012
A total of 47 police cadets were rushed to the public Conde de Sao Januario Hospital Centre for emergency treatment of sunburnt heads on Wednesday, according to a statement by the Macau Public Security Forces Academy (ESFSM) quoted by The Macau Post Daily today. A government spokesperson confirmed yesterday that none of the cadets required … Continue reading "Sunburnt heads land 47 police cadets in Macau hospital"
13 Jul, 2012
Judiciary Police (PJ) Director Wong Sio Chak told reporters Wdnesday that gangland violence in Macau has not worsened and that last month’s brutal attack on a prominent junket boss was an isolated incident. He made the statement at the PJ branch office in Cotai at a ceremony to bestow commendations on officers. Wong said that … Continue reading "Police chief says no evidence of rise in gangland violence"
12 Jul, 2012
A total of 50 local residents Tuesday submitted applications to register as members of anelectoral council that will elect local 12 deputies to the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC). It was the first day that residents could hand in their registration applications in an ad hoc office set up by the Standing Committee of the … Continue reading "Eligible residents start registering to elect local Macau NPC deputies"
11 Jul, 2012
The public Macau Foundation (FM), which has recently come under strong criticism by the Commission of Audit (CA) for its lax subsidy policies, will further strengthen supervision of its subsidies, Au Weng Chi, a member of the foundation’s administration committee, said Tuesday. According to The Macau Post Daily Ao made the pledge on the sidelines … Continue reading "Macau Foundation vows to strengthen supervision of subsidies"
11 Jul, 2012