Social Affairs

Live poultry

Bird flu stops live poultry sales for at least 3 days

The government announced yesterday that all sales of live poultry in the city will be stopped at least for the next three days from today after discovering the H7 strain of the avian influenza virus (AIV) in a chicken sample at the Nam Yue Wholesale Market on Thursday.

27 Jan, 2017

Macau government plans to repossess Taipa ocean park land

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario said on Tuesday that the government was planning to declare the invalidity of the land concession for a plot originally set aside for an ocean park project in Taipa.

25 Jan, 2017

Macau's inflation

Liaison chief praises Macau’s ‘exceptional’ development

Central People’s Government Liaison Office Director Wang Zhimin said in his address during a reception on Friday celebrating the Chinese New Year it was “exceptional” that Macau could achieve full employment and economic stability last year amid the ongoing pressure of the global economic slowdown.

23 Jan, 2017

100 join anti-Trump Women’s March in Macau

About 100 US citizens living in Macau participated in a Women’s March protest against US President Donald Trump on Saturday, after his inauguration in Washington, DC, on Friday (1 a.m. Saturday Macau time), according to local Chinese-language online media All About Macau.

23 Jan, 2017

Macau government plans culture and sports for dog racetrack

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said on Thursday that the government would consider building social, cultural, sports and recreation facilities on the plot of land currently leased by Macau Yat Yuen Canidrome Co. Ltd. for its controversial greyhound races, according to a statement by the Office of the Chief Executive (GCE).

20 Jan, 2017

Macau airport operator vows further expansion

Local airport operator CAM said on Wednesday that it would push ahead with developing more facilities at the airport, to cope with the rising number of passengers for the next two decades.

19 Jan, 2017

Transformation of Macau into a smart city is lagging behind says group

Local think tank Collective Wisdom Policy Centre on Monday slammed the government for failing to come up with plans and concrete measures to achieve its objective of transforming Macau into a smart city. The government laid out a string of plans and measures aiming to convert Macau into a smart city in the long term, in its first-ever Five-Year Development Plan, which was released in September last year.

17 Jan, 2017

Macau’s drug-dealing cases surge 43 per cent last year

Judiciary Police (PJ) Director Chau Wai Kuong said on Monday that drug-dealing cases recorded by his criminal investigation force rose to 122 last year from 85 in 2015, an increase of 43.5 per cent. Chau revealed the figure during a Chinese New Year gathering and lunch for the media at the PJ headquarters in Zape.

17 Jan, 2017

Macau’s first animal abuse suspect caught under new law

A non-resident worker from Vietnam was caught on January 4 for abusing a cat, the first case under the city’s first-ever animal protection law with took effect on September 1 last year, a Public Security Police (PSP) spokesperson has announced.

16 Jan, 2017

72-year-old woman tests positive for H7N9 in Macau

A 72-year-old local woman tested positive for the H7N9 avian influenza, Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion said on Thursday during a special press conference at the public Conde de Sao Januario Hospital Centre late last night. Lei said it was the first confirmed imported case of H7N9 avian influenza in Macau. The first locally contracted case of H7N9 was reported last month. That patient has made a full recovery.

13 Jan, 2017

Protesters march against Macau’s ‘brutal’ vehicle fee hike

Protesters Sunday afternoon marched against what they described as the “brutal” increase in the government’s vehicle-related fees and charges.

10 Jan, 2017

Macau police nab 23 for UnionPay fraud

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested on Thursday 23 suspects for their alleged involvement in the illegal use of UnionPay cards by conducting bogus cash transactions so that clients could get cash after swiping their cards on POS (points of sale) machines.

6 Jan, 2017

Liaison official calls for ‘open minds’ on jobs

Central People’s Government Liaison Office Deputy Director Yao Jian said on Thursday that as long as the employment rights of local residents are protected.

30 Dec, 2016

Macau government scraps New Year’s Eve fireworks

The Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) released a statement on Thursday announcing the cancellation of a fireworks display scheduled after the countdown on New Year’s Eve outside Macau Tower.

30 Dec, 2016

Macau Museum free for locals from next year

Local residents can visit the Macau Museum free of charge every day it is open from January 1, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said in a statement on Thursday.

29 Dec, 2016

Stub causes fire gutting 90 scooters

A local man has been arrested for causing a huge fire on Tuesday in a scooter parking area near the Barrier Gate checkpoint which gutted 90 scooters after discarding a lit cigarette, Judiciary Police (PJ) Director Chao Wai Kuong said a special press conference on Thursday night.

29 Dec, 2016

Macau’s population increases 17.8 per cent since 2011

The total population of Macau has risen over the last five years at a faster rate than the number of households in the territory, according to a statement from the Statistics and Census Service (DSEC).

28 Dec, 2016

Sons’ drug case won’t impact re-election bid says Pereira Coutinho

High-profile lawmaker Jose Pereira Coutinho said on Tuesday he was not worried that his two sons’ alleged drug trafficking could have a negative impact on his re-election bid next year, adding that both were adults and he could not watch their every move.

28 Dec, 2016

Macau government vows to allow more local cars to enter Hengqin

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said earlier this week that the local and Zhuhai governments would gradually allow more Macau-registered vehicles to enter Hengqin Island.

23 Dec, 2016

1,000 roadwork projects to start next year in Macau

About 1,000 roadwork projects will be carried out from next year, Transport Bureau (DSAT) Director Lam Hin San announced on Monday during a press conference at the bureau.

22 Dec, 2016