Social Affairs

Malaria

Goverment confirms imported malaria, dengue cases

The Health Bureau announced one case each of imported malaria and dengue fever on Wednesday night

17 Aug, 2017

Ho Chio Meng case

Court convicts 6, acquits 3 in trial related to ex-top prosecutor’s graft case

Three of the nine defendants in a trial related to Ho Chio Meng were acquitted while the other six were sentenced to two to 14 years behind bars.

16 Aug, 2017

transmac

Four buses no longer stop at Praça Ferreira do Amaral

The Transport Bureau is considering diverting four bus routes (7, 10B, 28BX, and 28C), resulting in them no longer stopping at the Praça de Ferreira do Amaral. 

16 Aug, 2017

Sands China Clean the World

Sands staff pack 35,000 hygiene kits for Philippines

About 300 Sands China employees and around 100 volunteers from local associations packed 35,000 hygiene kits that will be delivered to families in the Philippines

16 Aug, 2017

depression in macau

Depression in Macau more prevalent than in HK, mainland

Over 30,000 residents may be in need of mental health services, according to a survey conducted by the University of Macau (UM), which also showed that depression in Macau is more prevalent than in Hong Kong and the mainland.

14 Aug, 2017

taxi drivers

Most rogue cabbies are young

Macau Taxi Sector Federation Chairman Wong Peng Kei said on Sunday that most of Macau’s rogue taxi drivers are youngsters who joined the sector in recent years.

14 Aug, 2017

Landlord-tenant bill

Legislature passes landlord-tenant bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) finally passed a bill jointly initiated by nine lawmakers which aims to tackle disputes between landlords and tenants, slated to come into effect 180 days after its promulgation in the Official Gazette (BO), during a plenary session on Thursday.

11 Aug, 2017

residential price

Residential price on the rise

The overall residential price index in the second quarter of 2017 increased by 3.7 percent from the previous quarter to 253.

9 Aug, 2017

Legislature passes condo management bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) finally passed a government-initiated bill regulating the management of the common areas of condominiums, slated to come into effect a year after its promulgation in the Official Gazette (BO), during a plenary session on Tuesday.

9 Aug, 2017

2,900 customers affected by power cut

Power utility CEM said that about 2,900 customers in Fai Chi Kei and Toi San districts were affected by a power outage that lasted for 21 minutes Tuesday evening.

9 Aug, 2017

air quality

Macau’s air quality improves in the past year

The Environmental State Report 2016 released by the Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) shows that over 95 percent of the days last year were recorded with an air quality reading of “good” or “moderate” at a number of monitoring stations across the city last year, more than in 2015.

8 Aug, 2017

Macau Jakarta flights

AirAsia links Macau to Jakarta

Macau is once again connected to the Indonesian capital operated by AirAsia three times weekly on every Monday, Friday and Sunday.

8 Aug, 2017

youth commendation

Government to commend youth who spread ‘positive energy’

The Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) announced on Monday that it will be launching a youth commendation scheme to encourage young people to share their inspirational stories and spread “positive energy”.

8 Aug, 2017

one oasis

Man jumps to his death after attacking girlfriend

A Hong Kong man jumped to his death from a flat in the luxury estate One Oasis in Coloane shortly after throwing his two-year old daughter from the unit on Sunday morning, according to police reports.

7 Aug, 2017

La Scala

Government plans 4 phases for La Scala public housing

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario said on Thursday that the construction of a huge public housing project on the plot of the abandoned La Scala luxury housing project near the airport will be carried out in four phases.

4 Aug, 2017

police

Police punish 127 officers for loafing

A total of 127 Public Security Police officers have been punished for having left their posts without permission while they were on duty.

4 Aug, 2017

dengue

Local dengue cases rise to three

The government said on Thursday that the number of locally-infected dengue fever cases has risen to three, pointing out that the three patients are from the same building.

4 Aug, 2017

Macau residents' happiness

Government needs to study residents’ happiness

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said the government would need to study the reasons why local residents don’t appear to be as happy as one could expect them to be.

3 Aug, 2017

baby dumped

Newborn girl dumped in restaurant toilet

A newborn girl was discovered in a restaurant’s toilet in a hotel in Nam Van Tuesday afternoon and was pronounced dead at the public hospital.

2 Aug, 2017

dengue mosquito

First local dengue case this year confirmed

The Health Bureau (SSM) confirmed the first locally-infected dengue fever case this year.

1 Aug, 2017