Social Affairs

Revamped Macau Catholic Centre to include pilgrimage hotel

The Macau Roman Catholic diocese said in a statement that the redevelopment of the long-abandoned Catholic Centre in the city centre “will be launched soon”, adding that the revamped building will include a “pilgrimage hotel”.

23 Jun, 2017

Macau CPI up 0.95% in May

Composite consumer prices index in Macau increased by 0.95 percent year-on-year, the statistics department said on Wednesday. Composite CPI increased to 109.20 in May, "which was attributable to higher charges for eating out and outpatient services, as well as increase in tuition fees.

22 Jun, 2017

Record 25 lists vie in direct election

A record 25 groups have submitted nomination signatures to stand in the upcoming direct election of 14 seats in the legislature by popular vote, while six groups have submitted nomination signatures for the indirect election whose 12 seats will be chosen by registered association representatives, official data showed Tuesday.

21 Jun, 2017

Scholar tries third time to get into legislature

Macau Civic Power (ECM) Chairwoman Agnes Lam lok Fong submitted 500 registered voters' signatures endorsing her group's candidacy in the upcoming elections to the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee (CAEAL) Monday. The direct and indirect legislative elections will take place on Sunday, September 17.

20 Jun, 2017

Portugal fire

Chui Sai On conveys condolences to Portugal’s president

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On expressed his deep sadness and condolences over the many lives lost to wildfires in central Portugal on Monday.

20 Jun, 2017

portugal fires donation

Local Portuguese group sets up account for wildfire victims

Local Portuguese community association “Casa de Portugal em Macau” announced on Monday that it has set up a donation account at BNU for the victims of wildfires.

20 Jun, 2017

Legislature passes sex crime bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) has passed a government-initiated amendment bill on sex crimes listed in the Macau Penal Code, which is slated to take effect 60 days after its promulgation in' the Official Gazette (BO).

19 Jun, 2017

Enhanced casino security ‘urgent’: gaming regulator

Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) Director Paulo Martins Chan said Thursday that enhancing security in the 39 city’s casinos was “an urgent matter”, even though there was a low risk of the city being attacked.

16 Jun, 2017

Macao Water to built a new treatment plant in Coloane

Macao Water, responsible for providing the city’s water supply, has reached a consensus with the Macau government on the building of the Seac Pai Van Water Treatment Plant in Coloane, the company informed in a statement released Wednesday.

15 Jun, 2017

Record number of lists vie for seats in legislature

The number of groups who have submitted nomination signatures to the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee (CAEAL) already exceeds the number of lists who ran in the last direct election, official data showed Wednesday.

15 Jun, 2017

Macau cultural heritage

Alexis Tam claims cultural heritage is protected

Alexis Tam said that the government pays great importance to the protection of the city’s cultural heritage. “Not only do we educate our society for the importance of cultural heritage, but for environmental protection as well.”

13 Jun, 2017

Macau paediatric centre

Government opens city’s first paediatric centre

The government opened the city’s first Paediatric Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre and launched the official website of the Paediatric Integrated Assessment Centre on Monday, according to the Macau Post Daily.

13 Jun, 2017

Macau typhoon

Year’s 1st No. 1 typhoon signal hoisted

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau hoisted this year’s first No.1 typhoon signal at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. It was heading north toward the eastern coast of Guangdong province at about 20 kilometres per hour.

12 Jun, 2017

macau disabled cheated

400 disabled cheated out of RMB 2.7 million

About 400 disabled people from the mainland and Hong Kong have been cheated out of about RMB 2.7 million yuan (MOP 3.2 million), the Judiciary Police said over the weekend.

12 Jun, 2017

MacauPay mobile payment

Macau Pass introduces “MacauPay” mobile payment

The company launched the mobile app “MacauPay” which generates QR codes to be scanned with a point of sale (POS) machine or other devices by the cashier.

9 Jun, 2017

Macau UNESCO

Culture chief vows to comply with UNESCO suggestions

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee in Paris said it “regrets the lack of progress with the completion of the [government's] Management Plan, which was due for submission by 1 February 2015."

8 Jun, 2017

Vasco Fong Man Chong

Privacy chief Vasco Fong Man Chong resignation confirmed

The Personal Data Protection Office (GPDP) said Tuesday its director Vasco Fong Man Chong has handed his resignation to Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On.

7 Jun, 2017

Taipa Ferry terminal shops

Taipa ferry terminal shops to open in September

Shops at the new Taipa Ferry Terminal in Pac On will open in September, according to the Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA), while no opening date has yet been set for the terminal’s food court

7 Jun, 2017

Health Bureau probes 3 clinics for illegal IVF service

The Health Bureau (SSM) said on Monday that three private clinics were suspected of having provided in vitro fertilisation (IVF) services without a licence.

6 Jun, 2017

Macau security

Govt expects reports on casino security ‘in a week’

Leong said the government hoped that the six gaming operators will submit their proposals to the bureau and the police in a week as to what measures they will take to enhance security in their casinos.

6 Jun, 2017