Social Affairs

Ho Chio Meng

Ex-top prosecutor to hear verdict on Friday

Former chief prosecutor Ho Chio Meng will be sentenced on Friday afternoon, the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) announced on Tuesday.

12 Jul, 2017

Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge

World’s longest and deepest subsea tunnel inaugurated today

A cutting-through ceremony for the world's longest and deepest subsea tunnel will be held today, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) Authority has announced.

7 Jul, 2017

Macau's Social Security Fund

Government prepares Macau’s Social Security Fund expansion

The government will expand the organisational structure of the Social Security Fund (FSS) as the Law on the Non-Mandatory Central Provident Fund System will come into force on January 1, Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng announced on Thursday.

7 Jul, 2017


Civic leader calls for restart of Macau-Wanzai ferry

Central Districts Community Service Consultative Council member Tou Mio Leng urged the local government to discuss with its Zhuhai counterpart the resumption of a passenger ferry service between the peninsula's Inner Harbour and Wanzai in Zhuhai.

6 Jul, 2017

low-income subsidies

Government to spend extra 22 million patacas on low-income subsidies

Social Welfare Bureau would provide an additional one-month subsidy in September or October for low-income households which are already receiving monthly subsidies.

4 Jul, 2017

smuggled food

Customs seize 330 kg of smuggled fresh food

The Macau Customs Service and the Food Safety Centre of the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) have jointly seized about 330 kilogrammes of fresh food from eight restaurants and a food stall that had been smuggled into the city and had therefore not undergone food inspections, the Customs Service said in a statement on … Continue reading "Customs seize 330 kg of smuggled fresh food"

30 Jun, 2017

Macau Foundation buys palace in Lisbon

The public Macau Foundation (FM) has bought a palace in Lisbon for 70 million patacas (US$ 8.75 million) from local businessman Liu Chak Wan, who is a member of its council of trustees, the Portuguese-language channel of government-owned broadcaster TDM reported Tuesday.

28 Jun, 2017

14,000 vehicles given up since January

Transport Bureau (DSAT) Director said Sunday that the registrations of about 14,000 vehicles have been cancelled since the beginning of the year, amounting to the total number of vehicles given up last year.

26 Jun, 2017

National anthem law to be implemented locally

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said Sunday that if the central government promulgates a law on the national anthem in the future, it would also be implemented in Macau.

26 Jun, 2017

Revamped Macau Catholic Centre to include pilgrimage hotel

The Macau Roman Catholic diocese said in a statement that the redevelopment of the long-abandoned Catholic Centre in the city centre “will be launched soon”, adding that the revamped building will include a “pilgrimage hotel”.

23 Jun, 2017

Macau CPI up 0.95% in May

Composite consumer prices index in Macau increased by 0.95 percent year-on-year, the statistics department said on Wednesday. Composite CPI increased to 109.20 in May, "which was attributable to higher charges for eating out and outpatient services, as well as increase in tuition fees.

22 Jun, 2017

Record 25 lists vie in direct election

A record 25 groups have submitted nomination signatures to stand in the upcoming direct election of 14 seats in the legislature by popular vote, while six groups have submitted nomination signatures for the indirect election whose 12 seats will be chosen by registered association representatives, official data showed Tuesday.

21 Jun, 2017

Scholar tries third time to get into legislature

Macau Civic Power (ECM) Chairwoman Agnes Lam lok Fong submitted 500 registered voters' signatures endorsing her group's candidacy in the upcoming elections to the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee (CAEAL) Monday. The direct and indirect legislative elections will take place on Sunday, September 17.

20 Jun, 2017

Portugal fire

Chui Sai On conveys condolences to Portugal’s president

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On expressed his deep sadness and condolences over the many lives lost to wildfires in central Portugal on Monday.

20 Jun, 2017

portugal fires donation

Local Portuguese group sets up account for wildfire victims

Local Portuguese community association “Casa de Portugal em Macau” announced on Monday that it has set up a donation account at BNU for the victims of wildfires.

20 Jun, 2017

Legislature passes sex crime bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) has passed a government-initiated amendment bill on sex crimes listed in the Macau Penal Code, which is slated to take effect 60 days after its promulgation in' the Official Gazette (BO).

19 Jun, 2017

Enhanced casino security ‘urgent’: gaming regulator

Gaming Inspection and Coordination Bureau (DICJ) Director Paulo Martins Chan said Thursday that enhancing security in the 39 city’s casinos was “an urgent matter”, even though there was a low risk of the city being attacked.

16 Jun, 2017

Macao Water to built a new treatment plant in Coloane

Macao Water, responsible for providing the city’s water supply, has reached a consensus with the Macau government on the building of the Seac Pai Van Water Treatment Plant in Coloane, the company informed in a statement released Wednesday.

15 Jun, 2017

Record number of lists vie for seats in legislature

The number of groups who have submitted nomination signatures to the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee (CAEAL) already exceeds the number of lists who ran in the last direct election, official data showed Wednesday.

15 Jun, 2017

Macau cultural heritage

Alexis Tam claims cultural heritage is protected

Alexis Tam said that the government pays great importance to the protection of the city’s cultural heritage. “Not only do we educate our society for the importance of cultural heritage, but for environmental protection as well.”

13 Jun, 2017