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HK, Macau, Shenzhen police bust int’l credit card scam ring

Police officials from Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau arrested a total of 19 people on Monday for their alleged involvement in an international ring that produces fake credit cards with stolen personal information from Europe, the Middle East and the US, the Judiciary Police (PJ) said Thursday. The Judiciary Police (PJ) held a special press … Continue reading "HK, Macau, Shenzhen police bust int’l credit card scam ring"

7 Jun, 2013

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Civic chief quits election body ‘for personal reasons’

Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) President Raymond Tam Vai Man Tuesday stayed mum over rumours that his resignation from the five-member Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Committee was due to a future court appearance as a defendant in a case of alleged perversion of the course of justice involving the granting of burial plots. Tam … Continue reading "Civic chief quits election body ‘for personal reasons’"

5 Jun, 2013

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Several hundred join June 4 vigil to mark Tiananmen

Several hundred citizens – including schoolchildren, university students, teachers, professors and retirees – joined last night’s vigil held by the Union for Democratic Development Macau (UMDD) commemorating the 24th anniversary of the June 4, 1989 Tiananmen incident. About 500 people joined the vigil, down from around 700 a year ago. Participants lit candles in Largo … Continue reading "Several hundred join June 4 vigil to mark Tiananmen"

5 Jun, 2013

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Tourist spending in Macau up 10 percent

Macau saw the total spending of visitors (excluding gaming expenses) reached 14.5 billion patacas (1.81 billion U.S. dollars) in the first quarter of 2013, up 10 percent year-on-year, according to figures released on Friday by the city’s Statistics and Census Service (DSEC). In the first quarter of 2013, per-capita spending of visitors was 2,046 patacas … Continue reading "Tourist spending in Macau up 10 percent"

3 Jun, 2013

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Govt ‘undecided’ on imposing duty on plastic carrier bags

The government said Sunday that it has not yet decided whether or not to impose a plastic carrier bag tax, admitting that it has the responsibility to reduce the number of plastic carrier bags used in the city but declining say whether it will come up with anyspecific measures to lower the amount. Talking to … Continue reading "Govt ‘undecided’ on imposing duty on plastic carrier bags"

3 Jun, 2013

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1/3 of coronary disease sufferers are smokers: cardiologist

Macau Health Promotion Association (APSM) Vice President Leong Man Kin said Sunday he estimated that a third of local residents suffering from coronary disease are smokers. Leong added that while he noticed more locals have decided to quit lighting up after the city’s anti-smoking law came into effect last year, it was easy for them … Continue reading "1/3 of coronary disease sufferers are smokers: cardiologist"

3 Jun, 2013

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Union representing ‘neighbours’, women submits 500 nomination signatures

The long-established Progress Promotion Union (UPP), a group consisting of community leaders and members of the Macau General Association of Neighbourhood Unions (UGAMM; commonly known as Kai Fong) and the Macau Women’s General Association (AGMM; commonly known as Fu Luen), submitted 500 signatures Thursday to the Public Administration and Civil Service Bureau (SAFP), in the … Continue reading "Union representing ‘neighbours’, women submits 500 nomination signatures"

31 May, 2013

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Macau will diversify tourism products for visitors said MGTO director

A drop in the number of visitors from Hong Kong is largely because of a lack of new attractions, Maria Helena de Senna Fernandes, the director of Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO). “Pure and simple, the [Hong Kong] visitors only come to Macau when there’s something new, like a new hotel or resort. Hong Kong … Continue reading "Macau will diversify tourism products for visitors said MGTO director"

30 May, 2013

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Union labels govt ‘timid’ over casinos´smoking issues

The influential Macau Federation of Trade Union (commonly known as Gung Luen) Tuesday described the government as “timid” after officials found that some gaming operators had failed to comply with regulations to implement measures regarding the setting-up of smoking areas in the city’s casinos The union also urged the government to amend the anti-tobacco law … Continue reading "Union labels govt ‘timid’ over casinos´smoking issues"

29 May, 2013

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CE excludes right of abode for non-local graduates

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Monday that the possible granting of work permits to local universities’ non-local graduates would only be a stop-gap solution meant to tackle the city’s human resources shortage in certain sectors and would not grant them the right of abode. Most non-local tertiary education students are from the mainland. … Continue reading "CE excludes right of abode for non-local graduates"

28 May, 2013

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Kai Fong urges govt to tackle ‘idle’ land

The influential General Union of Neighbourhood Associations (commonly known as Kai Fong) Monday urged the government to come up with measures to tackle the city’s idle land, claiming that empty plots of land caused hygiene problems to nearby residents. Several Kai Fong representative including Cheang Iok, who heads the Kai Fong office for Taipa and … Continue reading "Kai Fong urges govt to tackle ‘idle’ land"

28 May, 2013

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Macau suffers 73 days of acid rain last year

Macau suffered 73 days of acid rain last year, according to official environmental statistics cited by The Macau Post Daily today. Acid rain occurs when the pH value of rainwater is lower than 5.6. Last year, the ultraviolet index stood at “low” to “moderate” on 335 days, two days less than in 2011. Macau’s mean … Continue reading "Macau suffers 73 days of acid rain last year"

27 May, 2013

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Legislative election nomination process starts today

The Public Administration and Civic Service Bureau (SAPF) said in a statement yesterday that it would start the procedure to confirm the nomination committees for September’s direct and indirect elections. The bureau said that it would verify that any applications contain all the required documents, which it has to receive no later than June 18, … Continue reading "Legislative election nomination process starts today"

27 May, 2013

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Macau and Guangdong polices crack illegal soccer betting ring

Macau and Guangdong police jointly cracked a crime syndicate, that had reportedly collected over RMB 100 billion in illegal soccer bets, and arrested the top leaders of the group active on both the mainland and in Macau. According to The Macau Daily times the Macau Judiciary Police (PJ) announced Sunday the details of  the illegal … Continue reading "Macau and Guangdong polices crack illegal soccer betting ring"

27 May, 2013

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Visitors rise 1.6 pct to 9.47 million in Jan-April

Macau logged 9.47 million visitor arrivals in the first four months of the year, a year-on-year increase of just 1.6 percent, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) announced Thursday. According to a DSEC statement, same-day visitors accounted for 51.9 percent of the total number. Mainlanders and Hongkongers accounted for 62.8 percent and 23.9 percent of … Continue reading "Visitors rise 1.6 pct to 9.47 million in Jan-April"

24 May, 2013

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Nearly 70 pct of employees feel work-related anxiety: survey

Nearly 70 percent of the respondents of a survey released Thursday reported work-related anxiety. The survey involved 10,487 respondents. The main cause of their anxiety was mainly pressure from work. The difficulty which the respondents deemed the worst was that it was hard to find a balance between work and family commitments. They also worried … Continue reading "Nearly 70 pct of employees feel work-related anxiety: survey"

24 May, 2013

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Lawmakers pass motion to debate Coloane island protection

With the support of 20 lawmakers, a motion submitted by grassroots legislators Paul Chan Wai Chi and Antonio Ng Kuok Cheong to hold a debate on the protection of Coloane’s island landscape was passed by the legislature Wednesday. There were just two abstentions – by businessmen Cheang Chi Keong and Ung Choi Kun – with … Continue reading "Lawmakers pass motion to debate Coloane island protection"

23 May, 2013

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City paralysed 9 hours during strongest rainstorm since 1982

Macau Wednesday recorded the highest amount of rainfall, 323 mm, since 1982. During the nine-hour hoisting of the rainstorm warning signal a number of areas in the city suffered severe flooding and nearly half of the city’s bus routes were affected by the downpour that some locals sarcastically joked turned Macau into “Asia’s Venice,” The … Continue reading "City paralysed 9 hours during strongest rainstorm since 1982"

23 May, 2013

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Venetian Macao named best luxury rsort in the world

The Venetian Macao has been named “The Best Luxury Resort in the World” in the India’s Best Awards ceremony by Travel + Leisure India & South Asia for the second consecutive year. The award was presented by the lifestyle magazine at an awards ceremony last month in Mumbai, India. “The Venetian Macao is very pleased … Continue reading "Venetian Macao named best luxury rsort in the world"

20 May, 2013

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Inactive hand grenade found in city centre

The Public Security Police (PSP) said Sunday that an inactive hand grenade was found in Patio de S. Domingos- just about a three minute walk to the city’s main square Largo do Senado. The Public Security Police (PSP0 said in a statement that it received a report from a resident saying that there was a … Continue reading "Inactive hand grenade found in city centre"

20 May, 2013

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