Social Affairs

UM holds its 1st flag-raising ceremony

The University of Macau (UM) on Saturday held its first flag-raising ceremony to celebrate its congregation day, becoming the first public university in Macau to have held a flag-raising ceremony on campus.

28 May, 2018

Auditor slams ‘chaotic’ management of public libraries  

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) has failed to properly carry out processing tasks for its purchased books – such as their registration in its library catalogue system, sorting and cataloguing – so that a large number of books are still not on the bookshelves in its libraries for residents to use despite being purchased many years ago, the Commission of Audit (CA) said in a hard-hitting report Wednesday.

24 May, 2018

FM to donate 40 million yuan to poor county in Guizhou

According to a news report by government-owned broadcaster TDM, Macau Foundation (FM) President Wu Zhiliang announced yesterday that the public foundation will donate 40 million yuan (50.6 million patacas) to Congjiang county in Guizhou province for poverty alleviation measures.

24 May, 2018

Macau conference discuss media development

The director of the Government Information Bureau (GCS), Victor Chan, reiterated on the sidelines of Monday’s Macao Global Media Industry Development Conference 2018 that the government respects the freedom of the press.

22 May, 2018

Govt to submit judiciary amendment bill to legislature next month

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said last week that the government aims to submit a bill amending the Judicial Organisation Framework Law to the legislature next month, which proposes that all principal officials charged with a criminal offence will be tried by the Court of Second Instance (TSI).  

21 May, 2018

Government consults public on smart city development

The government Thursday launched a 45-day public consultation on the strategies and major infrastructure projects required to develop Macau into a smart city, aiming to build Macau into a sustainable smart city and world city of leisure and tourism.

18 May, 2018

Cabbie nabbed for blackmailing & abducting passenger: police

A rogue taxi driver, who refused to let a female passenger get out of his cab as he “wasn’t paid the fare he expected”, was arrested by the police Tuesday.

16 May, 2018

Tam vows ‘zero tolerance’ for child abuse

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said Monday he had “zero tolerance” for sexual abuse of children as well as domestic violence against children, adding that “there shouldn’t even be one case”.

15 May, 2018

Sulu Sou to begin trial today at Court of First Appeal

Lawmaker and political activist Sulu Sou will stand trial this morning at the Court of First Appeal, facing charges of qualified disobedience linked to a demonstration in 2016.

14 May, 2018

Measles won’t be prevalent: govt

The government has reassured the public that measles will not be prevalent in Macau.

14 May, 2018

Kindergarten assistant faces sexual abuse charges: police

A male kindergarten assistant facing sexual abuse charges has been released on his own recognizance, the Public Prosecution Office (MP) has announced.

14 May, 2018

Government open-minded on more powers for police supervision: Wong

 Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said Thursday that the government was open-minded about whether the Macau Public Security Forces Discipline Supervision Committee should be granted more powers, such as investigation powers for certain cases or complaints against law enforcement officers by residents.

11 May, 2018

Police probing alleged sexual abuse in kindergarten

The Judiciary Police (PJ) confirmed Thursday that they have received parents’ reports about suspected sexual abuse at a local kindergarten, in which two girls are the alleged victims.

11 May, 2018

Public security is ‘stable and fine’: police chief

Unitary Police Service (SPU) Commissioner-General Ma Io Kun reassured the public Wednesday that Macau’s public security situation is “stable and fine”.

10 May, 2018

Higher childbirth fees for tourists and non-residents in June

The adjusted fees of delivery services for non-resident parents will be officially applied starting from June 1, the Health Bureau announced Monday.

8 May, 2018

Police nab 110 illegal casino money changers and other rogues

The police arrested 110 men and women from the mainland at several casino-hotel resorts in Cotai between Friday and Sunday for illegally engaging in currency-exchange activities and various other illegal activities.

7 May, 2018

Wealth-sharing’ handouts start in July: govt

The government will start to distribute its annual “wealth-sharing” cash handouts to residents from early July, Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng announced Thursday.

4 May, 2018

‘Crystal Fish’ drill successful: govt

The government says that the city’s first-ever typhoon drill named “Crystal Fish” succeeded in testing its recently drafted evacuation plan and its also recently designed command platform for emergency response.

30 Apr, 2018

Fake bank scams mainland firm out of 40 million patacas: police

A mainlander has been arrested as his company allegedly scammed a financial institution on the mainland out of US$5 million (about 40 million patacas), the Judiciary Police (PJ) have announced at a special press conference at their headquarters.

30 Apr, 2018

Govt proposes fake marriage offence: Wong

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said Thursday that the government was proposing a new category of crime for fake marriages in its possible amendments to the city’s immigration laws and regulations.

27 Apr, 2018