Social Affairs

New rector keen to strengthen UM’s think tank role

New University of Macau (UM) Rector Song Yonghue said Wednesday he was keen to strengthen the public university’s role as a think tank for the government.

25 Jan, 2018

Resources to tackle seasonal flu are sufficient: government

The government has prepared a response plan for seasonal influenza and has sufficient supply of medicines and vaccines to cope with the fluctuating incidence of the disease, the Health Bureau (SSM) said Wednesday.

25 Jan, 2018

Macau enters flu peak:health chief

The Health Bureau (SSM) said Tuesday that Macau has entered the peak period of influenza and urged residents to get vaccinated against the flu as early as possible.

24 Jan, 2018

Observatory urges public to avoid outdoor activities

The Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG) Monday urged the public to avoid outdoor activities as it forecast that the city's air quality today - as Monday - will be "bad" again.

23 Jan, 2018

Police carry out 1st casino emergency response drill

Macau's first casino emergency response drill by various government law enforcement agencies and other government bodies took place in the early hours of this morning at Galaxy Macau.

23 Jan, 2018

Driving-licence deal won’t burden roads: government

Transport Bureau (DSAT) Director Kelvin Lam Hin San said Monday that the proposed mutual driving-licence recognition deal between Macau and the mainland will not increase the burden on the city’s roads.

23 Jan, 2018

Filipino hero received award from Macau government

Filipino Loreto de Guia Mijares Jr. received a Prestige Honorific Title from Macau government during a ceremony for the Decorations, Medals And Certificates Of Merit held Friday.

22 Jan, 2018

‘Broken Tooth’ arrester dies in Portugal

The local Portuguese police chief Antonio Francisco Marques Baptista who went down in history for arresting high-profile triad kingpin “Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok Koi in the evening of May 1, 1998 dies in Portugal.

22 Jan, 2018

Macau police hunt for HK$48 million in gambling chips after casino robbery

Macau police authorities are tracking down almost HK$48 million worth of cash chips stolen from Wynn casino earlier this week, following the arrest of a debt-ridden croupier and his elderly relative in connection with the crime.

19 Jan, 2018

Flu-stricken CE takes sick leave – flu cases rising

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has been on sick leave since Tuesday after contracting influenza, the Government Spokesperson’s Office (GPV) said in a statement .

19 Jan, 2018

CTM chief says security, privacy can coexist in cyberspace

CTM CEO Vandy Poon Fuk Hei said Monday that the local telecom operator supports having a cyber security law in the city, pointing out he believes that security and privacy can coexist in cyberspace.

16 Jan, 2018

Top lawyer slams resolution aimed at sole lawmaker

Macau’s most senior lawyer has slammed a draft resolution proposed by two lawmakers because it appeared to be aimed at just one particular legislator.

15 Jan, 2018

Secretary for Security orders jail to review security checks

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has ordered the city’s prison administration to review its security checks of all those entering the jail, and also review its management and supervision of the over 1,000 inmates, the Secretariat for Security (GSS) said in a statement at the weekend.

15 Jan, 2018

Academic freedom is important: new University of Macau rector

Song Yonghua, the University of Macau’s (UM) new rector, said Wednesday that academic freedom is a core value of any university, adding that as the new UM rector he would comply with the university’s regulations to ensure academic freedom.

11 Jan, 2018

Macau, Guangdong ink nuclear emergency pact

Macau and Guangdong signed in Zhuhai on Monday a cooperation agreement on the emergency management of nuclear accidents in the neighbouring province, the Macau Unitary Police Service (SPU) announced Tuesday.

10 Jan, 2018

Adelsons donate 15 million patacas to USJ

Adelson Family Foundation presented a US$1.9 million ceremonial cheque Tuesday to the Roman Catholic University of Saint Joseph (USJ) to assist its recovery efforts after Typhoon Hato and subsequent floods caused major damage to its new campus in August and September last year.

10 Jan, 2018

Elderly woman dies of hypothermia

A elderly woman died  Tuesday of hypothermia, according to a statement by the Health Bureau (SSM).

10 Jan, 2018

Court postpones lawmaker’s disobedience trial

The Court of First Instance (TJB) said in a statement Monday that it has approved a request to postpone the date of the trial of directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin for alleged aggravated disobedience, from today as previously scheduled to Tuesday next week.

9 Jan, 2018

Lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou finds lawyer for disobedience trial

Directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin have hired Jorge Menezes as their defence lawyer for their trial for alleged aggravated disobedience which is scheduled to start Tuesday, the New Macau Association (NMA) said in a statement Sunday.

8 Jan, 2018

Diocese ‘disagrees’ with in vitro fertilisation

The government has started a public consultation on a bill that regulates in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and the local Roman Catholic Diocese Sunday held a signature campaign in front of the churches of Macau’s nine parishes against the use of assisted reproductive technology.

8 Jan, 2018