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Smarzek powers Poland to upset win over China

Malwina Smarzek added a further 35 points to her collection while Poland upset China 3-2 (18-25, 25-17, 25-18, 22-25, 15-12) in front of a stunned home crowd as the 2018 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League lit up  Macau on Tuesday.

23 May, 2018

Boskovic rises as Serbs hold off spirited Thailand

Opposite spiker Tijana Boskovic steadied Serbian nerves and drove them on to 3-1 (25-18, 25-23, 19-25, 25-19) victory over a spirited Thailand as Week 2 of the 2018 FIVB Women's Volleyball Nations League took the action to the city of Macau.

23 May, 2018

United Front vice-chief stresses Macau’s national development integration

The deputy director of the United Front Work Department (UFWD) of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, Tan Tianxing, Monday stressed the importance of Macau’s integration into the nation’s development, according to a statement released by the Macau Government Information Bureau (GCS).  

22 May, 2018

Macau conference discuss media development

The director of the Government Information Bureau (GCS), Victor Chan, reiterated on the sidelines of Monday’s Macao Global Media Industry Development Conference 2018 that the government respects the freedom of the press.

22 May, 2018

Macau to join national anti-poverty drive in Guizhou

The Macau government has been authorised by the central government to participate in the nation’s poverty alleviation projects, according to a statement by the Spokesperson’s Office of the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR) Government.

21 May, 2018

Govt to submit judiciary amendment bill to legislature next month

Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said last week that the government aims to submit a bill amending the Judicial Organisation Framework Law to the legislature next month, which proposes that all principal officials charged with a criminal offence will be tried by the Court of Second Instance (TSI).  

21 May, 2018

Government consults public on smart city development

The government Thursday launched a 45-day public consultation on the strategies and major infrastructure projects required to develop Macau into a smart city, aiming to build Macau into a sustainable smart city and world city of leisure and tourism.

18 May, 2018

Govt proposes changes to arbitration rules

Executive Council spokesman Leong Heng Teng said Thursday that the government has drafted a bill regulating the city’s arbitration procedures, which aims to encourage residents to choose arbitration as an alternative means of dispute resolution.

18 May, 2018

Asia motorbike chief gives Guia Circuit thumbs up: Pun 

The head of the International Motorcycling Federation Asia (FIM Asia) gave a “very positive feedback” after inspecting the city’s Guia Circuit early this year, describing it as a “good street circuit”, Pun Weng Kun, president of the Sports Bureau and coordinator of the Macau Grand Prix Organising Committee, said Wednesday.  

17 May, 2018

Many taxi complaints over past 2 years: tourism chief  

Macau Government Tourism Office (MGTO) Director Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes said Wednesday that her office had received a large number of complaints about the city’s taxis from residents and tourists alike during the past two years.

17 May, 2018

Prosecutor demands jail for lawmaker, fellow activist for disobedience

The prosecution demanded Tuesday that prison terms be imposed on suspended directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin for alleged aggravated disobedience.

16 May, 2018

Lawrence Ho eyes June 15 opening for Morpheus hotel

The US$1.1 billion hotel Morpheus at the City of Dreams (COD) complex in Cotai is targeted to open on June 15 with a casino floor to tap the premium mass market as there won’t be junket operators to bring in high-rollers, Melco Resorts & Entertainment Chairman and CEO Lawrence Ho Yau-lung said Tuesday.  

16 May, 2018

Cabbie nabbed for blackmailing & abducting passenger: police

A rogue taxi driver, who refused to let a female passenger get out of his cab as he “wasn’t paid the fare he expected”, was arrested by the police Tuesday.

16 May, 2018

Tam vows ‘zero tolerance’ for child abuse

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam Chon Weng said Monday he had “zero tolerance” for sexual abuse of children as well as domestic violence against children, adding that “there shouldn’t even be one case”.

15 May, 2018

Suspended directly-elected lawmaker Sulu Sou Ka Hou and fellow non-establishment activist Scott Chiang Meng Hin rejected their alleged aggravated disobedience charges during the first hearing of their trial at the Court of First Instance (TJB) Monday.

15 May, 2018

4 gaming firms extend maternity and paternity leave

Four of Macau’s six gaming operators announced Monday in separate statements increased paid maternity and paternity leave for their employees.

15 May, 2018

Sulu Sou to begin trial today at Court of First Appeal

Lawmaker and political activist Sulu Sou will stand trial this morning at the Court of First Appeal, facing charges of qualified disobedience linked to a demonstration in 2016.

14 May, 2018

Measles won’t be prevalent: govt

The government has reassured the public that measles will not be prevalent in Macau.

14 May, 2018

Kindergarten assistant faces sexual abuse charges: police

A male kindergarten assistant facing sexual abuse charges has been released on his own recognizance, the Public Prosecution Office (MP) has announced.

14 May, 2018

Macau and Thailand should seize opportunities created by the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Great Bay Area

Macau Chief Executive, Chui Sai On, said Thursday that Macau’s engagement in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) could promote closer cooperation between Macau and Thailand.

11 May, 2018