Social Affairs

Gaming-related crime up 14 pct in Q1: Wong

The police investigated 438 suspected gaming-related crimes in the first quarter of this year, a year-on-year increase of 14.1 percent from the 384 reported cases in the same period of last year.

17 May, 2019

Holy House of Mercy celebrates 450th anniversary

SCMM President António José de Freitas pointed out in a speech that this year is special as it marks the 70th  anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

16 May, 2019

Population rises 53 pct since MSAR founding

Macau’s population reached 670,900 at the end of March, an increase of 53.2 percent compared to December 1999 when the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) was set up.

14 May, 2019

Lawmakers pass bill to add new drugs to anti-drug law

The Legislative Assembly passed unanimously a government-initiated bill which adds 21 substances to Macau’s anti-drug law.

9 May, 2019

Registered drug abusers drop 8 pct last year: govt

The bureau was strengthening its cooperation in the fight against drug abuse and drug trafficking with other Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities.

8 May, 2019

Govt to allow crematoria outside cemeteries

The Executive Council has announced that the government has drafted a by-law which removes the current legal requirement that any crematorium must be located in a cemetery.

6 May, 2019

Education Bureau sees no legal ground for mutual recognition of teacher qualification

In a response to lawmaker Sulu Sou’s interpellation, the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) expressed that the Bureau saw no legal ground supporting the recognition of mainland teacher qualifications in Macau.

3 May, 2019

Over 180,000 Tourists entered Macau On Labor Day

A total of 183,323 tourists arrived in Macau on Labor Day alone, an increase of almost 77% compared with last year.

3 May, 2019

More rubella & measles cases confirmed

A 54-year-old local woman who works at Landmark casino in Zape has come down with rubella (also known as German measles), pushing the total number of rubella cases reported in Macau to 31 so far this year, the Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement yesterday.

2 May, 2019

Trio cheats money changer out of about 500,000 yuan with fake HK$ notes

All the three suspects are aged around 30, surnamed Wang, Zhang and Zheng respectively. The victim in his twenties told the police that he is running an – illegal – currency-exchange business in local casinos.

30 Apr, 2019

Publisher acquitted of defamation

Local newspaper publisher Lam Chong has been acquitted of defamation in a case involving three senior members of the Macau Civil Servants Association.

29 Apr, 2019

Discipline body to get more powers: Wong

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said Thursday that the government-appointed Macau Public Security Forces Discipline Supervision Committee will be granted more powers later this year.

26 Apr, 2019

Govt proposes adding new drugs to anti-drug law

The Executive Council announced Wednesday that the government has drafted a bill which proposes to add 21 substances to Macau’s anti-drug law, based on recent decisions passed by the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs that include additional 24 substances subject to international control.

18 Apr, 2019

Income distribution a tad more unequal: Gini

Macau’s Gini coefficient rose by 0.01 percent from 0.35 in 2012/13 to 0.36 in 2017/18, indicating that Macau’s household income distribution has become a tad more unequal, according to the findings of a survey released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) last week.

15 Apr, 2019

143 employers join central provident fund: govt

The government said Thursday  that 143 employers in the city have joined its non-mandatory central provident fund system.

12 Apr, 2019

Health Bureau announces ‘small outbreak’ of rubella

The Health Bureau (SSM) said Wednesday that a small outbreak of rubella has occurred in Macau as 14 German measles (as the disease is also known) cases have been recorded since the beginning of this month.

11 Apr, 2019

Govt to spend 43 million patacas on new disaster relief equipment: police chief

Unitary Police Service (SPU) Commissioner-General Ma Io Kun said Tuesday that the Public Security Forces will spend 43.3 million patacas on buying new disaster relief equipment this year.

10 Apr, 2019

Non-resident worker infected with measles in Zhuhai

A non-residential worker from the mainland has been infected with measles, with the number of measles patients reaching 31 so far this year, a Health Bureau (SSM) statement said on Saturday.

8 Apr, 2019

Govt to set up urban renewal company

The Executive Council announced yesterday that the government has drafted a by-law on the establishment of a company tasked with the city’s urban renewal process.

5 Apr, 2019

Security Forces to attend anti-torture workshop

Public Security Forces personnel will attend a 5-day anti-torture workshop next week, the Legal Affairs Bureau (DSAJ) said in a statement  Thursday.

5 Apr, 2019