Social Affairs

policeman arrested

Three cops arrested for illegal entry and exit scheme

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested three police officers on Saturday on suspicion of running an illegal entry and exit scheme for mainlanders barred from Macau or overstaying in the city.

16 May, 2017

vocational training courses

Over 65,000 attend vocational training courses

A total of 65,751 people attended vocational training courses last year, a year-on-year growth of 9.6 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said in a statement on Monday. According to the statement, Business and Administration courses had the highest number of trainees, accounting for 30.8 percent, or 20,271 trainees, of the total, followed by … Continue reading "Over 65,000 attend vocational training courses"

16 May, 2017

Our Lady of Fatima

100th anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin Mary in Fatima celebrated in Macau

Thousands of Catholic devotees joined the streets between Se Cathedral and the church of Our Lady of Penha on Saturday for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the apparition of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal.

15 May, 2017

poor air quality in Macau

Poor air quality is a ‘warning’ for Macau

Eco-activist Joe Chan Chon Meng, who heads the Macau Green Students Union, said the city’s poor air quality these days was a warning for residents and the government that a lot of pollutants originate from Macau.

12 May, 2017

personal data protection

More cases as privacy protection awareness rises

The Personal Data Protection Office (GPDP) launched 224 investigations last year, up 44.5 percent year-on-year, GPDP Director Vasco Fong Man Chong said on Thursday, adding that an increase in residents’ awareness of privacy protection was behind the rising number of cases. Addressing a press conference about the city’s privacy protection statistics for 2016 at his … Continue reading "More cases as privacy protection awareness rises"

12 May, 2017

Zhang Dejiang University of Macau

Zhang encourages students with ‘3 hopes’

National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Chairman Zhang Dejiang urged Macau’s young people to nurture “three hopes”, urging them to link their goals to the nation’s development, learn more about the country’s history and achievements, and be the inheritors of the “one country, two systems” principle.

11 May, 2017

Six policeman in prison

Six rogue cops get up to 15 years behind bars

Six Public Security Police (PSP) officers were sentenced to between 21 months and 15 years in prison on Friday for a range of crimes such as offering banned travellers illegal entries, stays and exits in Macau for cash.

8 May, 2017

Macau's population

Macau’s population rises 17.8 percent in 5 years

Macau had a population of around 650,000 last year, a 17.8 percent increase over five years, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

8 May, 2017

Macau's mortgage rules

Macau tightens mortgage rules

The government had decided to tighten its mortgage rules from today, lowering the percentage of mortgage available to all except local first-time buyers, in order to ensure stability in the local housing market, Government Information Bureau (GCS) Director Victor Chan Chi Ping, said Thursday.

5 May, 2017

bobo bear

Government wants to move Bobo to new home ‘to enjoy old age’

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) is considering transferring ageing Asian black bear Bobo to Seac Pai Van Park in Coloane in order to allow him to enjoy his old age said IACM President Jose Fonseca Tavares.

4 May, 2017

May Day visitors in Macau

May Day visitors rise 6.7 percent to 375,000

Macau recorded over 375,000 visitor arrivals during the mainland’s three-day May Day holidays, the Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) said in a statement.

4 May, 2017

old battery collection

Councillor urges government to promote old battery collection

Jiang Xuchun, a member of the Taipa and Coloane Community Service Consultative Council urged the government to promote the collection and recycling of old batteries.

4 May, 2017

live poultry banned

Government bans live poultry sales from today

The government has decided to impose a permanent ban on the import and sale of live poultry in Macau from today, according to a statement by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM).

2 May, 2017

pan-democrat lawmaker barred macau

Second Hong Kong pan-democrat lawmaker barred from Macau

Democratic Party legislator Andrew Wan Siu-kin has been denied entry to Macau, making him the second lawmaker to be barred from the city in a month.

2 May, 2017

baby found in rubbish pile Macau

Parents of baby found in rubbish pile arrested

The Judiciary Police (PJ) have identified the parents of a newborn baby boy found near a trash collection point located at the junction of Avenida do Dr Francisco Vieira Machado with Travessa 1º de Maio on Areia Preta.

28 Apr, 2017

Labour Day tourists

Macau Tourism Office expects crowds on Labor Day

The Macao Government Tourism Office released a statement informing the public about their preparations for the upcoming Labor Day holidays, which will take place from April 29 to May 1. The Labor Day holidays are expected to bring many visitors from mainland China to Macau.

28 Apr, 2017


Jobless rate stays unchanged at 2 percent

Macau’s general unemployment rate in the first quarter of the year stood at 2 percent and the median earnings of employed residents amounted to 19,000 patacas a month, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Thursday. The jobless rate remained unchanged from the previous employment survey (December 2016-February 2017). According to the DSEC statement, … Continue reading "Jobless rate stays unchanged at 2 percent"

28 Apr, 2017

Alexis Tam

Former and current culture chiefs face disciplinary action

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said on Thursday that the government has decided that the former and current chiefs of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) will have to subject themselves to disciplinary proceedings – including ex-president Guilherme Ung Vai Meng. Tam made the remarks while speaking to reporters after attending … Continue reading "Former and current culture chiefs face disciplinary action"

28 Apr, 2017

baby found in rubbish pile Macau

Newborn boy found inside backpack in rubbish pile

A newborn Asian boy was discovered inside a zipped blue backpack amid a pile of rubbish in Areia Preta district early Wednesday morning.

27 Apr, 2017


Taipa ferry terminal finally to open by July

Marine and Water Bureau (DSAMA) Director Susanna Wong Soi Man said she expected the Pac On Ferry Terminal in Taipa to be finally operational by the end of this quarter.

26 Apr, 2017