Social Affairs

BNU donations to Tung Sin Tong

BNU donates MOP 1.6 million to Tung Sin Tong

Local Portuguese lender BNU has donated another MOP 1.6 million to Tung Sin Tong, the city’s oldest Chinese charitable organisation.

7 Apr, 2017

Commission Against Corruption's 2016 Annual Report

CCAC reports 14.7% increase in government officials’ wrongdoing in 2016

The commission received 910 complaints and tip-offs, with a 14.7 percent year-on-year increase. A total of 252 of the cases were classified as alleged criminal offences, while 658 were complaints about maladministration.

6 Apr, 2017

La Scala

Councillors oppose public housing on ex-Scala plot

Members of the Urban Planning Council voiced disagreement with the government's plan for a huge public housing project with a proposed height limit of up to 155 metres.

6 Apr, 2017

Macau Customs Service

Gangs use new people-smuggling method says Macau Customs Service

The Macau Customs Service said on Tuesday that criminal gangs have come up with new ways to smuggle illegal immigrants to Macau.

5 Apr, 2017

Coloane shipyard

Cultural Heritage Council meeting on shipyards open to public

Alexis Tam Chon Weng said on Monday that next month's meeting of the Cultural Heritage Council to discuss the cultural heritage evaluation process for Coloane's Lai Chi Vun Village and its shipyards will be open to members of the public and the media.

30 Mar, 2017

Macau shipyards

Shipyard village demolition postponed for one year

The demolition of the controversial Lai Chi Vun shipyards area has been postponed for a year; a period of time which will allow the Cultural Affairs Bureau to complete an evaluation process to determine whether Lai Chi Vun is a historical site.

29 Mar, 2017

MIECF 2017

Eco-fair MIECF 2017 to focus on ‘sustainable future’

The 10th Macau International Environmental Co-operation Forum and Exhibition (2017 MIECF) is scheduled to be held from Thursday to Sunday at the Venetian in Cotai.

28 Mar, 2017

Macau medical vouchers

Government to spend MOP 405 million on medical vouchers

The government expects to spend MOP 405 million on its annual medical subsidy programme – informally known as medical vouchers – this year, Executive Council (ExCo) spokesman Leong Heng Teng said late last week.

27 Mar, 2017

Macau bans Brazilian meat imports

Macau bans Brazilian meat imports with immediate effect

The Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) said in a statement last night that it has decided to ban with immediate effect the importation of all frozen and chilled meat products from Brazil.

22 Mar, 2017

GAES interest subsidy scheme

Macau government starts interest subsidy to push language learning

The Tertiary Education Services Office (GAES) will link up with six local banks to launch an interest subsidy scheme for local graduates who learn Putonghua, Portuguese or English outside Macau, the office’s Assistant Coordinator Chang Kun Hong said Thursday.

17 Mar, 2017

Macau Customs regulations

Macau to control entry of cash in the borders starting from November

From 1st November 2017, new regulations mandating that any cash or other negotiable monetary instrument over US$ 15,000 (MOP 120,000) passing through Macau Customs authorities have to be declared, according to local television broadcaster TDM.

17 Mar, 2017

housing subsidies for Macau residents

Subsidies for housing proposed for residents in temporary units

The Urban Renewal Committee’s plenary meeting discussed topics relating to temporary housing, renovation of industrial buildings and the establishment of a government-owned company.

16 Mar, 2017

Ilha Verde

Group urges Macau government to preserve Ilha Verde Hill

Ilha Verde District Welfare and Mutual Help Association Vice President Chan Fong urged the government to preserve Ilha Verde Hill, which is listed as a cultural heritage site, and to address the area’s safety hazards. Chan made the remarks when speaking to reporters at the foot of the hill before giving them a guided tour … Continue reading "Group urges Macau government to preserve Ilha Verde Hill"

16 Mar, 2017

smoking lounges in macau casinos

Revised bill allows smoking lounges in Macau casinos

By 2019, according to Chan, if casinos cannot set up qualified smoking lounges, then customers will not be permitted to smoke inside the premises. Next week, the committee will invite government representatives to attend its meeting on discussions of the bill’s amendment.

15 Mar, 2017

Ho Chio Meng trial

Ho Chio Meng’s new lawyer expects ‘complex’ trial

Ex-chief prosecutor Ho Chio Meng’s new lawyer says she is readying herself for a “complex and lengthy” trial, the Portuguese-language Jornal Tribuna de Macau reported on Tuesday.

15 Mar, 2017

hk-zhuhai-macau bridge construction

HK-Macau Bridge checkpoint ready by end of 2017

The company in charge of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge says the Macau checkpoint of the crossing will be completed by the end of this year.

13 Mar, 2017

Culture Affairs Bureau hiring procedures

Culture Affairs Bureau chief vows to review staff hiring procedures

Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) President Leung Hio Ming promised on Sunday that his bureau will review its procedures for hiring staff, with the aim of ensuring that its recruitment procedures will always be conducted in line with the law.

13 Mar, 2017

Coloane Village preservation

Alexis Tam calls for ‘positivity’ on Coloane village preservation

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng urged civil society on Thursday to be “positive” about the preservation of Coloane Village known for its traditional shipyards.

10 Mar, 2017

prosecutor lawyer

Ex-prosecutor’s lawyer quits trial

Ex-chief prosecutor Ho Chio Meng’s defence lawyer Leong Weng Pun and his team resigned on Wednesday before the court’s afternoon session began. Ho faces over 1,500 charges including aggravated fraud, leadership of a criminal organisation, abuse of power, and money laundering. The morning session of the trial at the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) in … Continue reading "Ex-prosecutor’s lawyer quits trial"

9 Mar, 2017

Population

Population falls to 644,900

Macau’s population fell year on year by 1,900 to 644,900 at the end of last year, namely due to a decrease in the number of imported labour, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced on Monday.

7 Mar, 2017