Social Affairs

Macau-company abandons 533 greyhounds after Canidrome closure

The Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. has abandoned 533 greyhounds at the Canidrome on Friday night after the government refused their proposal to keep the Canidrome operational in order to keep the animals.

21 Jul, 2018

IACM ‘condemns’ Canidrome for planning to abandon dogs

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau said in a statement  that it “condemns” the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. for “shirking” its responsibility to house its greyhounds after it had received a letter from the company proposing the “reversion” of the dogs to the government after the official closure of the racetrack .

20 Jul, 2018

Govt vows to look after ‘left-behind’ greyhounds  

The government announced Wednesday that it has contingency plans for the greyhounds from the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. in the case that the dogs are left behind at the racetrack in Fai Chi Kei after its official closure Friday night.  

19 Jul, 2018

Helping young people get on property ladder is next step: JLL  

With a stable economy, housing prices would have a stable rise of within 10 percent for the whole year, which is “very healthy” and the next step for the government is to help young couples get on the property ladder as a way to solve the under supply problem, as forecast by the local branch of US-based real estate consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

19 Jul, 2018

Kindergarten fined for mishandling alleged sexual abuse

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) has found a kindergarten involved in an alleged sexual abuse case earlier this year had mishandled the incident and also had failed to respond to the case in line with DSEJ regulations

19 Jul, 2018

Govt to release report on kindergarten sex abuse probe this week

Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) Deputy Director Leong Wai Kei said on Saturday that her bureau had already finished its investigation into the alleged sexual abuse at the private D. Jose da Costa Nunes Kindergarten, adding that the bureau would release its findings and report this week.

16 Jul, 2018

Former Macau gangster ‘Broken Tooth’ signs poker deal with secretive Chinese firm after raising US$750 million in ICO

Wan Kuok-koi plans to issue one billion tokens of HB cryptocurrency, some of which will be used as prize fund in chess and poker tournament in Hainan according to the Sunday issue of the Hong Kong newspaper South China Morning Post (SCMP).

16 Jul, 2018

Operator wants to keep Canidrome kennels for 4 more months

The operator of the city’s greyhound racetrack – Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. – has applied to use the kennels at the Fai Chi Kei property for an additional 120 days  for the company to be able to complete the relocation of the dogs

12 Jul, 2018

Macau, Hong Kong reach deal to facilitate greyhound adoptions

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) announced in a statement Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with Hong Kong’s Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) for Hong Kong people to go through easier quarantine procedures than normal for the adoption of greyhounds from the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd.

11 Jul, 2018

Audio recorder data in taxis ‘to be kept by taxi operators’

Lawmaker Vong Hin Fai, who heads the legislature’s 3rd Standing Committee, quoted government officials as saying that the government “was considering” proposing – for its taxi bill currently under review – that the sound recorded in a taxi should be kept by the company holding the taxi’s operation licence.

11 Jul, 2018

Local woman loses HK$3.6 million in phone scam: police

A local woman has fallen victim has lost over HK$3.6 million (3.73 million patacas) in a phone scam, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Choi Ian Fai said during a regular press conference at the PJ headquarters Monday.  

10 Jul, 2018

8 groups urge govt to ensure greyhounds won’t end up on mainland

A total of eight local animal protection groups Sunday urged the government to ensure that no greyhounds from the Macau (Yat Yuen) Canidrome Co. Ltd. will be sent to the mainland as it still does not have an animal protection law, after the closure of the racetrack in Fai Chi Kei later this month.

9 Jul, 2018

HK woman tells son to smuggle mobile phones to Zhuhai from Macau: report

A 9-year-old boy from Hong Kong was told by his mother to smuggle 40 smartphones to Zhuhai from Macau via Gongbei border checkpoint last week but was stopped by mainland customs officers, government-owned broadcaster TDM has reported.

9 Jul, 2018

Teaching assistant makes fake patacas at school: police

A local man was arrested on Tuesday in Zape for producing and using counterfeit pataca banknotes, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Lai Man Vai said during a special press conference at the PJ headquarters in Zape Thursday.  

6 Jul, 2018

Govt vows to hold those responsible for deadly blast accountable

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak vowed Wednesday that anyone found responsible for Tuesday’s deadly gas explosion in a restaurant will be held accountable

5 Jul, 2018

Security academy to launch policing master degree

Macau Public Security Forces Academy Director Hoi Sio Iong said Wednesday that the higher education institution will launch a master’s degree course in policing, after the Tertiary Education System Law takes effect next month.

5 Jul, 2018

Restaurant blast kills 1, injures 7

An explosion in a Chinese restaurant in Areia Preta Tuesday night killed a woman and injured seven other people, a Fire Services Bureau (CB) spokesman told reporters at the scene of the blast.

4 Jul, 2018

Lawmaker resumes seat after suspension

Previously suspended lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou resumed his seat in the Legislative Assembly (AL) Tuesday after the legislature had finally received a notification from the Court of First Instance (TJB) confirming that last month’s judgement which imposed a fine on him for illegal assembly and demonstration has become legally binding.

4 Jul, 2018

IPIM passes 65 residency scheme applications to judiciary

Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) President Jackson Chang said Tuesday that since 2013 his institute had transferred 65 applications for its two temporary residency schemes to the judiciary for further investigation or follow-up on suspicion that they involved regulatory breaches or even criminal offences.

4 Jul, 2018

Graft busters slam IPIM’s residency scheme

The Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) slammed the Macau Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) for failing to properly assess applications for temporary residency granted by the institute through its “major investment immigration” and “specialist immigration” schemes.

3 Jul, 2018