Social Affairs

Police bust ‘spa’ prostitution gang operating since 2014

The Judiciary Police (PJ) have busted a gang which in 2014 started to run a prostitution racket in a spa in Taipa and during the weekend operation PJ officers arrested 13 suspected gang members and took 151 people in for questioning.

19 Mar, 2019

Govt proposes charging for plastic carrier bags

Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng announced Thursday that the government has drafted a bill which if approved by lawmakers would force supermarkets and other retail businesses to charge customers for their plastic carrier bags.

15 Mar, 2019

Police to use 300 more body cams next quarter

The police have purchased an additional 300 body-worn cameras for their officers and they will come into use in the next quarter, the Public Security Police (PSP) said in a statement Tuesday.

13 Mar, 2019

Govt collects 800 kg of dead fish in water off Fai Chi Kei

The Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) has collected 800 kilogrammes of dead fish in the Patane North Bay since Sunday, according to a joint statement by the bureau and the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) Tuesday.

13 Mar, 2019

562 illegal money changers nabbed in February: police

The 562 illegal money changers have meanwhile been deported to the mainland, and 407of them have been banned from entering Macau for a period of time.

11 Mar, 2019

More HK drug dealers come to Macau since opening of delta bridge: Wong

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said that the police have noted that the number of Hong Kong people smuggling drugs into Macau has been on the rise since the opening of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) in late October last year.

11 Mar, 2019

Over 80 pct of CityU graduates ‘locate’ jobs before graduating: rector

City University of Macau (CityU) Rector Zhang Shuguang said Thursdaythat 1,365 students graduated from the private university last year, adding that over 80 per cent of them were able to “locate” their job before graduating, while about 20 per cent opted for further education.

8 Mar, 2019

Population rises to 667,400, continues to ag

Macau’s total population – comprising residents and non-resident workers as well as non-local students – increased by 14,300 year-on-year to 667,400 at the end of last year.

7 Mar, 2019

Cardinal says mainlanders’ enrolment in USJ ‘belongs to the future’

Cardinal Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, said Monday that the enrolment of students from the mainland by the University of St. Joseph (USJ) “belongs to the future.”

5 Mar, 2019

Chui in Beijing seeks science, technology innovation cooperation

Chief Executive  Chui Sai On on Saturday held a raft of meetings in Beijing to explore further cooperation opportunities in science, technology and innovation, as well as partnerships to nurture a greater number of Macau research staff.

4 Mar, 2019

Octogenarian dies in fire

A flat in the Van Sion Son Chun residential estate in Fai Chi Kei was on fire Wednesday night and a man in his eighties living in the flat had no heartbeat when he was rescued by firemen

28 Feb, 2019

Secretary for Security calls for joint action to tackle rising child sex abuse cases

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said Thursday that the number of child sex abuse cases recorded in 2018 rose 50 percent year-on-year, calling for joint action by the different sectors of civil society to tackle the issue.

27 Feb, 2019

Police bust loan-sharking gang, nab 71 suspects

The police arrested 71 men and women on Saturday for their alleged involvement in a loan-sharking gang controlled by a triad organisation, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Leng Kam Lun said in a special press conference Monday.

26 Feb, 2019

Macau non-resident workers exceed 188,000

Macau’s number of non-resident workers rose by 4.3 percent year-on-year to 188,321 at the end of last month, the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) announced, citing immigration statistics from the Public Security Police (PSP).

26 Feb, 2019

Cop suspended for ‘unexplained wealth’

A Judiciary Police (PJ) officer has been suspended for the possession of unexplained wealth, the website of the Secretariat for Security (GSS) said Sunday.

25 Feb, 2019

Lawmakers pass toughened taxi bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) Thursday passed a government-initiated bill regulating the city’s taxi sector, according to which cabbies caught refusing to pick up passengers or overcharging four times within five years will have their taxi-driving licences cancelled.

20 Feb, 2019

Govt lifts 15-year poultry import ban from 7 countries, 4 regions

The Macau government lifted a ban on poultry and poultry product imports from seven countries – South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Indonesia – and four regions – Taiwan, Guangxi, Hubei, and Hunan.

19 Feb, 2019

Former UM dean acquitted of rape charges

Mo was immediately released from the preventive custody in which he had spent almost nine months since June last year.

18 Feb, 2019

Traffic accidents drop 6.5 pct to 13,764 in 2018

Macau’s traffic accidents decreased by 6.5 percent to 13,764 last year, resulting in 4,390 casualties including 10 fatalities, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

4 Feb, 2019

FM chief says ‘understands’ public concern about spending

Wu said the aim was to ensure the balanced utilisation of public money and to avoid the improper use of public resources.

1 Feb, 2019