Social Affairs

Macau non-resident workers exceed 188,000

Macau’s number of non-resident workers rose by 4.3 percent year-on-year to 188,321 at the end of last month, the Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) announced, citing immigration statistics from the Public Security Police (PSP).

26 Feb, 2019

Cop suspended for ‘unexplained wealth’

A Judiciary Police (PJ) officer has been suspended for the possession of unexplained wealth, the website of the Secretariat for Security (GSS) said Sunday.

25 Feb, 2019

Lawmakers pass toughened taxi bill

The Legislative Assembly (AL) Thursday passed a government-initiated bill regulating the city’s taxi sector, according to which cabbies caught refusing to pick up passengers or overcharging four times within five years will have their taxi-driving licences cancelled.

20 Feb, 2019

Govt lifts 15-year poultry import ban from 7 countries, 4 regions

The Macau government lifted a ban on poultry and poultry product imports from seven countries – South Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and Indonesia – and four regions – Taiwan, Guangxi, Hubei, and Hunan.

19 Feb, 2019

Former UM dean acquitted of rape charges

Mo was immediately released from the preventive custody in which he had spent almost nine months since June last year.

18 Feb, 2019

Traffic accidents drop 6.5 pct to 13,764 in 2018

Macau’s traffic accidents decreased by 6.5 percent to 13,764 last year, resulting in 4,390 casualties including 10 fatalities, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) has announced.

4 Feb, 2019

FM chief says ‘understands’ public concern about spending

Wu said the aim was to ensure the balanced utilisation of public money and to avoid the improper use of public resources.

1 Feb, 2019

Health Bureau confirms 2 measles cases

The Health Bureau (SSM) confirmed yesterday two cases of measles, urging the parents of babies who have not yet been vaccinated against the disease to take extra precautions.

30 Jan, 2019

24-hour tobacco control would require 1,800 inspectors: Tam

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture told lawmakers yesterday that the government would need 1,800 inspectors to be able to carry out 24-hour tobacco control measures.

30 Jan, 2019

Canadian tries to cheat gaming operator out of over 2.2 billion patacas: police

The Judiciary Police (PJ) arrested a Canadian Chinese man on Friday for allegedly attempting to deceive a local bank into transferring 249 million euros (equivalent to over 2.28 billion patacas) from an account of a local gaming operator to his account in Hong Kong

28 Jan, 2019

1/3 of child sex abuse cases last year happened in education institutions: police

One-third of Macau’s child sex abuse cases last year occurred in education institutions such as private tuition centres, Judiciary Police (PJ) Director Sit Chong Meng said Thursday.

25 Jan, 2019

Elderly flu patient dies: Health Bureau

A 69-year-old flu patient died yesterday shortly after his hospitalisation, but the cause of death still remains to be determined, the Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement Wednesday.

24 Jan, 2019

Health Bureau reports one more critical flu case

The Health Bureau (SSM) Tuesday announced three more cases of influenza complicated by pneumonia and other complications, with one of the patients being in critical condition.

23 Jan, 2019

Tourist Police station opens

A Tourist Police station opened Tuesday at the former headquarters of the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS).

23 Jan, 2019

Beijing-Macau police crack 30 billion yuan illegal money transfer case: report

The Beijing Public Security Bureau announced Monday that the police in Beijing and Macau jointly busted a large-scale cross-border underground money transfer case involving 30 billion yuan (35.6 billion patacas), the official China News Service (CNS) reported.

22 Jan, 2019

UM says student rents out on-campus accommodation

The University of Macau (UM) confirmed Sunday that a postgraduate student rented out an on-campus accommodation unit to others via an online home rental platform

21 Jan, 2019

Flu patient in critical condition after giving birth

A 31-year-old flu patient who gave birth prematurely on Friday was in critical condition yesterday, the Health Bureau (SSM) said in a statement. The woman is suffering from influenza with pneumonia.

21 Jan, 2019

Female scooter rider dies after crashing with taxi on Friendship Bridge

There were two major traffic accidents on Friday, one where a woman riding a scooter died after crashing with a taxi on Friendship Bridge, and the other in which 10 passengers were injured after two buses collided in the Areia Preta area.

21 Jan, 2019

Frontline police to have pepper spray by month-end

All frontline police officers will be equipped with pepper spray cans by the end of this month, Secretary for Security Wong Sio Chak has announced.

18 Jan, 2019

4-year-old flu girl dies of heart failure: Health Bureau

The Health Bureau (SSM) said yesterday evening that a four-year-old girl suffering from influenza died of heart failure resulting from hyperthyroidism complicated by dilated cardiomyopathy yesterday morning.

17 Jan, 2019