Social Affairs

Police to use body cams from Q1 next year

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak said in the legislature’s hemicycle Tuesday that police officers will be assigned a number of body-worn cameras to use on a trial basis in the first quarter of next year.

29 Nov, 2017

Wong stresses need for civil protection bureau

Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak addressing Monday’s Q&A session in the legislature’s hemicycle  said there was a need for the government to set up a bureau-level entity for civil protection and emergency response coordination.

28 Nov, 2017

Macau’s jobless rate falls to 2.6 pct

Macau’s unemployment rate for local residents fell 0.1 percentage point to 2.6 percent in the August-October survey period compared to the July-September period, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Monday.

28 Nov, 2017

Government shuts Malo clinic for illegal services

The Health Bureau (SSM) has suspended the medical services and sealed the premises of the Taivexmalo Day Hospital at the Venetian in Cotai for a string of illegalities, according to a SSM statement on Friday.

27 Nov, 2017

Macau light festival 2017

Light Festival kicks off on Dec 3

The opening light show will take place at the Ruins of St Paul’s at 6:45 p.m. on December 3. The light show at the venue is entitled “Wish-Making Under The Stars”.

23 Nov, 2017

Macau Baroque Music Festival

Baroque Music Festival returns for third edition

The three performing groups are Les Sacqueboutiers, Stradivaria, and the Women’s Choir of the Nice Opera with the String Quartet of the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra.

23 Nov, 2017

Song Yonghua University of Macau

Song Yonghua to be University of Macau’s next rector

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has accepted the University of Macau (UM)'s recommendation to appoint Song Yonghua as the ninth rector of UM. He will assume office on 9 January 2018, the university said on Friday.

20 Nov, 2017

Macau 2018 social welfare budget

Macau’s 2018 social welfare budget increases by 14%

Alexis Tam noted that next year senior citizens will receive benefits worth MOP5,820 per month, consisting of a raft of subsidies, allowances and other welfare benefits for the elderly

17 Nov, 2017

macau non local labour

At least 85% of medium- and high-ranking management to be local residents

Chui Sai On vowed to ensure that at least 85 percent of medium- and high-ranking management members employed by the city’s six gaming operators will continue to be local residents.

16 Nov, 2017

Macau government plans to connect LRT to mainland China

Niu Jing, director of the Hengqin New Area Management Committee, told the media that the Hengqin government had reached an agreement with the Macau government that Macau’s LRT will be extended to Hengqin Island in Zhuhai.

16 Nov, 2017

Macau minimum wage

Macau government launches consultation on minimum wage

Macau is the only Chinese jurisdiction which still does not have a statutory minimum wage for all employment sectors, unlike the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

13 Nov, 2017

Macau joins China organ sharing system

The Health Bureau Director Lei Chin Ion announced on Thursday that Macau has joined the national (China) organ sharing system.

10 Nov, 2017

Macau’s English level lower than mainland China

Education First (EF) Hong Kong and Macau General Manager Jenny Chiu Chin Yu said on Thursday that according to the organisation’s annual global study this year, there has been a “slight” increase in the average score of Macau’s sample.

10 Nov, 2017

Asia's best restaurants Macau

Macau to host “Asia’s best restaurants” for the next two years

Some of the region’s most respected chefs and influential restaurateurs will gather at Wynn Palace Cotai on March 27, 2018, for the announcement of the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants 2018 list and special awards.

9 Nov, 2017

‘Angel of the Lepers’ dies, aged 102

Father Gaetano Nicosia, widely known as Macau’s “Angel of the Lepers” died in Hong Kong on Monday, aged 102, members of the Salesian community told The Macau Post Daily.

8 Nov, 2017

Macau records listed as ‘Memory of the World’

A collection of documents formally known as "Official Records of Macau during the Qing Dynasty (1693-1886)" has been listed in UNESCO's Memory of the World Register, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) said in a statement on Tuesday.

1 Nov, 2017

LRT trains tests set to start

Technical tests of the first LRT trains, which arrived by ship from Japan at Ka Ho Port in Coloane on Sunday, will be carried out at the system’s Ocean Station in Taipa.

31 Oct, 2017

Macau bad rabbit attack

Police warn public of ‘Bad Rabbit’ ransomware attack

According to recent overseas media reports, “Bad Rabbit” uses a similar attacking method of another malware known as “Peyta”. “Bad Rabbit” is disguised as an Adobe Flash installer.

31 Oct, 2017

Macau cultural industries fund

Macau Cultural Industries Fund grants MOP124 million in Jan-Sept

From January to September this year, the Cultural Industries Fund (FIC) granted a total of MOP124 million in financial support, FIC Administration Council member Davina Chu Miu Lai said on Thursday.

27 Oct, 2017

Smoking in Macau

Smoking to be banned within 10 meters of bus stops in Macau

Starting from January next year, smoking within 10 meters of any bus stop will be banned. The director of the Health Bureau said that the SSM will coordinate with the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau to delineate the boundaries of non-smoking areas.

26 Oct, 2017