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Man arrested for MOP 13 million credit-for-sex scam involvement

Man arrested on Tuesday in Rua Cidade do Porto in Nape for his alleged involvement in a spectacular online credit-for-sex MOP 13 million scam revealed by the Judiciary Police (PJ) last week.

17 Sep, 2020

#Crime

MUST COVID-19 vaccine doesn’t meet requirements for funding

Paulo Cheang Kun Wai, a member of the administrative committee of the government-appointed Science and Technology Development Fund (STDF), told reporters on Wednesday that the committee’s professional jury did not approve a Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) COVID-19 vaccine project because it did not meet the fund’s requirements.

17 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Ho urges residents to think ‘rationally’ about suitability of Zone D project

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng urged residents on Tuesday to think “rationally” about whether it would be suitable for the Zone D land reclamation project to go ahead by “looking at” the ongoing Zone C land reclamation project.

16 Sep, 2020

#Politics

Revamped library, youth centre projects will save govt MOP 1.1 billion

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U said on Tuesday that the government’s revamped central library, youth centre and conservatory projects will save the Treasury around MOP 1.1 billion.

16 Sep, 2020

#Politics

8 groups urge govt to adopt TNR for strays

Eight local animal welfare and protection groups petitioned the government on Tuesday urging it to adopt the trap-neuter-release (TNR) programme to humanely solve the city’s stray problem.

16 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Tak Chun CEO buys 20.65% stake in Macau Legend Development Limited

A firm controlled by Levo Chan Weng Lin, CEO of junket operator Tak Chun Group, has bought a 20.65% stake in Macau Legend Development Limited for about US$173 billion (MOP 1.38 billion), several local media outlets including Rádio Macau, GGRAsia and IAG reported today.

16 Sep, 2020

#Economy

Woman, 71, steals 6-plate induction stove, sells parts

A 71-year-old woman was arrested on Friday for stealing a 6-plate induction stove worth MOP 9,000 which she then disassembled and sold the parts, Public Security Police (PSP) spokesman Cheong Heon Fan said at a regular press conference on Monday.

16 Sep, 2020

#Crime

Grand Prix with foreign racers won’t raise COVID-19 risk to Macao

The local government has concluded that holding the Macau Grand Prix (MGP) this year with the participation of foreign racers – required to undergo 14 days of quarantine upon arrival in Macao including two COVID-19 tests each – will not increase the risk of local COVID-19 transmission in the city.

15 Sep, 2020

#Sports

Boao Forum hints at Lionel Leong’s future involvement

Former Secretary for Economy and Finance Lionel Leong had a meeting last week with the secretary-general of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA), Li Baodong, according to a statement released by the organisation, hinting that Leong will take up a leadership role at BFA imminently.

15 Sep, 2020

#Politics

Ho to attend Pan-Pearl River Delta summit in Hainan

Chief Executive Ho Iat Seng, will lead a delegation to Sanya, the southernmost city of Hainan province from tomorrow to Friday to attend the 2020 Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Regional Cooperation Executive Chiefs Joint Meeting, the Macao Government Information Bureau (GCS) said in a statement on Monday.

15 Sep, 2020

#Politics

Jobless man cheats childhood friend out of MOP 2 million

A local man was arrested on Friday in the mainland for cheating his friend out of MOP 2 million, Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Cheong Kam Fai said at a regular press conference on Monday.

15 Sep, 2020

#Crime

Ice hidden in toys sent by express mail to Macao

Two men were arrested on Saturday for their alleged involvement in an express mail drug case in which the Judiciary Police (PJ) seized 14 grammes of Ice hidden in toys with an estimated street value of MOP 42,000.

15 Sep, 2020

#Crime

Jobless man nabbed for sexually coercing wife awaiting divorce

Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesman Cheong Kam Fai said on Monday during a regular press conference that an unemployed man, surnamed Zheng, was arrested on Saturday for the sexual coercion of his wife – who is divorcing him for the second time – at her flat earlier this month.

15 Sep, 2020

#Crime

UM study on social media in Bhutan to be published in top journal

A paper on the use of social media for Buddhist rituals for Bhutanese families, co-authored by Associate Professor Todd Sandel in the Department of Communication, Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Macau (UM), and his PhD student Dorji Wangchuk, will be published in the November issue of Language & Communication, one of the top journals in the fields of communication and linguistics, the public university said in a statement on Monday.

15 Sep, 2020

#Culture

Macau Legend Development halts trading 

Macau Legend Development Limited's stocks trading has been halted from 14 September onwards.

14 Sep, 2020

#Economy

Gaming tax receipts fall 70% in Jan-Aug

The government’s receipts from gross gaming revenue taxes in the first eight months fell by 70.2% year-on-year to MOP 22.8 billion (US$2.87 billion), the Financial Services Bureau (DSF) announced last week.

14 Sep, 2020

#Gaming

Cheong reaffirms Macao’s executive-led system without separation of powers

Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheng Weng Chon has reaffirmed that Macao’s political system does not include the Western concept of separation of powers. Instead, its executive authorities, the legislature and the judiciary complement each other and exercise checks and balances of each other, but with the emphasis on a cooperative relationship between the three organs.

14 Sep, 2020

#Culture

Cheong has ‘reservations’ about IAM claim that feeding strays equates with animal abandonment

Secretary for Administration and Justice André Cheong Weng Chon said on Friday that he had reservations about a claim by the Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM) earlier last week that feeding strays equate with abandoning animals.

14 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Macao mulls possible implementation of mainland’s community-based COVID-19 control measures

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U says that the Macao government is studying the feasibility of the possible implementation of community-based COVID-19 prevention and control measures in Macao – in case it confirms new local COVID-19 cases – in references to the mainland.

14 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Duo cheats local man out of over MOP 13 million in online dating scam

A local man and a woman were arrested on Friday for cheating a local man out of over MOP 13 million in an online credit-for-sex scam, according to a special press conference held by the Judiciary Police (PJ) on Saturday.

14 Sep, 2020

#Crime