Social Affairs

Govt to allow crematoria outside cemeteries

The Executive Council has announced that the government has drafted a by-law which removes the current legal requirement that any crematorium must be located in a cemetery.

6 May, 2019

Education Bureau sees no legal ground for mutual recognition of teacher qualification

In a response to lawmaker Sulu Sou’s interpellation, the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau (DSEJ) expressed that the Bureau saw no legal ground supporting the recognition of mainland teacher qualifications in Macau.

3 May, 2019

Over 180,000 Tourists entered Macau On Labor Day

A total of 183,323 tourists arrived in Macau on Labor Day alone, an increase of almost 77% compared with last year.

3 May, 2019

More rubella & measles cases confirmed

A 54-year-old local woman who works at Landmark casino in Zape has come down with rubella (also known as German measles), pushing the total number of rubella cases reported in Macau to 31 so far this year, the Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement yesterday.

2 May, 2019

Trio cheats money changer out of about 500,000 yuan with fake HK$ notes

All the three suspects are aged around 30, surnamed Wang, Zhang and Zheng respectively. The victim in his twenties told the police that he is running an – illegal – currency-exchange business in local casinos.

30 Apr, 2019

Publisher acquitted of defamation

Local newspaper publisher Lam Chong has been acquitted of defamation in a case involving three senior members of the Macau Civil Servants Association.

29 Apr, 2019

Discipline body to get more powers: Wong

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said Thursday that the government-appointed Macau Public Security Forces Discipline Supervision Committee will be granted more powers later this year.

26 Apr, 2019

Govt proposes adding new drugs to anti-drug law

The Executive Council announced Wednesday that the government has drafted a bill which proposes to add 21 substances to Macau’s anti-drug law, based on recent decisions passed by the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs that include additional 24 substances subject to international control.

18 Apr, 2019

Income distribution a tad more unequal: Gini

Macau’s Gini coefficient rose by 0.01 percent from 0.35 in 2012/13 to 0.36 in 2017/18, indicating that Macau’s household income distribution has become a tad more unequal, according to the findings of a survey released by the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) last week.

15 Apr, 2019

143 employers join central provident fund: govt

The government said Thursday  that 143 employers in the city have joined its non-mandatory central provident fund system.

12 Apr, 2019

Health Bureau announces ‘small outbreak’ of rubella

The Health Bureau (SSM) said Wednesday that a small outbreak of rubella has occurred in Macau as 14 German measles (as the disease is also known) cases have been recorded since the beginning of this month.

11 Apr, 2019

Govt to spend 43 million patacas on new disaster relief equipment: police chief

Unitary Police Service (SPU) Commissioner-General Ma Io Kun said Tuesday that the Public Security Forces will spend 43.3 million patacas on buying new disaster relief equipment this year.

10 Apr, 2019

Non-resident worker infected with measles in Zhuhai

A non-residential worker from the mainland has been infected with measles, with the number of measles patients reaching 31 so far this year, a Health Bureau (SSM) statement said on Saturday.

8 Apr, 2019

Govt to set up urban renewal company

The Executive Council announced yesterday that the government has drafted a by-law on the establishment of a company tasked with the city’s urban renewal process.

5 Apr, 2019

Security Forces to attend anti-torture workshop

Public Security Forces personnel will attend a 5-day anti-torture workshop next week, the Legal Affairs Bureau (DSAJ) said in a statement  Thursday.

5 Apr, 2019

Eco bureau to launch recycling for light fittings

The Environmental Protection Bureau (DSPA) announced Wednesday that it will launch a scheme for the recycling of various light fittings in May, as well as a number of other schemes to be launched later this year with the aim of reducing waste generation.

4 Apr, 2019

Light Rail Transit firm to be set up before the middle of the year

Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario said Tuesday he expects a fully government-owned company tasked with the construction and operation of Macau’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) system to be set up before the middle of this year.

3 Apr, 2019

First batch of 5,400 doses of MMR vaccines ‘can be used from tomorrow’

Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion said yesterday that the first batch of 5,400 doses of measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccines that his bureau has ordered will arrive in Macau Tuesday night.

2 Apr, 2019

Ka Ho rehab hospital starts operating

The public Ka Ho Rehabilitation Hospital in Coloane came into operation Monday, providing up to 188 beds primarily for senior citizens receiving rehabilitation or palliative treatment.

2 Apr, 2019

Measles situation under control: Health Bureau

Health Bureau (SSM) Centre for Disease Prevention and Control Director Lam Chong attending Sunday’s Macau Forum as a guest speaker said his bureau has provisionally concluded that Macau’s measles situation is under control.

1 Apr, 2019