Chief Executive (CE) Fernando Chui Sai On told reporters Wednesday that he had sent a letter to the US Consulate General for Hong Kong and Macau to find out whether or not Washington’s Web spying programme involves snooping on local Internet networks. Chui’s remarks came in the wake of recent controversy surrounding the US National … Continue reading "CE says he has asked US if it snoops on local Internet"
4 Jul, 2013
Falling tiles and concrete crumbling off buildings are being more widely reported in the media as threatening public safety, Macau General Union of Neighbourhood Associations Vice President Wong Chou Tim said Tuesday, urging the government to make building maintenance compulsory to stop the situation from getting worse. The association is customarily known as Kai Fong. … Continue reading "Kai Fong urges govt to make building maintenance compulsory"
3 Jul, 2013
Several hundred real-estate agents Monday marched to express their discontent over a newly-enacted law regulating the city’s property agents and agencies, claiming the law will “kill” their business. According to The Macau Post many of the protesters were carrying banners claiming that the law will kill their business and that it is violating privacy. They … Continue reading "Hundreds of real-estate agents march to protest new law"
2 Jul, 2013
According to the statement cited by The Macau Post Daily, the committee will be of consultative nature, which includes giving opinions on the development of the profession and medical personnel training, conducting research and compiling reports for ethical guidelines and regulations. It can also demand assistance from professionals in the Health Bureau (SSM) and academic … Continue reading "Govt to set up medical affairs committee"
2 Jul, 2013
A record number of 22 groups have submitted nomination signatures to stand in the upcoming direct legislative elections of which 14 seats will be directly elected by popular vote, while five groups have submitted signatures for the indirect elections whose 12 seats will be voted for by registered association representatives. The 12 indirect-election candidates are … Continue reading "Record 22 groups sign up for direct legislative polls"
1 Jul, 2013
Public bus operator Reolian Public Transport said Thursday in a statement that it has initiated judicial proceedings to obtain the payment of its service fees that it claims it is entitled to under its service provider agreement with the government. The statement from Reolian said that the 23.3 percent increase of its service provider fees … Continue reading "Bus operator Reolian sues govt over service fees"
28 Jun, 2013
The Judiciary Police (PJ) said Wednesday it had made the biggest loan-sharking gang bust since the 1999 handover, in which the gang members started targeting victims in local casinos in 2000. A total of 13 suspects have been taken into custody. A total of 2,500 IOUs were found, involving about HK$390 million and 120 million … Continue reading "Police bust biggest loan-sharking gang since 1999"
27 Jun, 2013
The grassroots New Macau Association (NMA), which has three directly-elected lawmakers, Tuesday urged the government to find out whether local residents and groups have been targeted by the US government’s massive Internet hacking and telephone tapping scheme leaked by fugitive US whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong earlier this month. According to The Macau Post … Continue reading "Grassroots group urges govt to check if US snoops on locals"
26 Jun, 2013
The Housing Bureau (IHM) said in a statement Tuesday that up to Monday it had received a total of 13,299 applications for 1,544 one-bedroom flats under the government-subsidised home ownership scheme (HOS), an oversubscription of about eight times the number on offer. The bureau said in the statement cited by The Macau Post Daily that … Continue reading "Govt’s HOS flats 8 times oversubscribed"
26 Jun, 2013
Macau recorded 2.34 million visitor arrivals last month, an increase of 9.1 percent from the same month last year, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. The daily average of visitor arrivals stood at 75,565 in May. Same-day visitors accounted for 51.7 percent of the total. Month-to-month, the number of visitor arrivals was down … Continue reading "2.3 million visit Macau in May, up 9.1 pct"
25 Jun, 2013
The Judiciary Police (PJ) said Sunday that they found a15-year-old mainland girl working as a prostitute in Macau. A PJ spokesperson announced the shocking news at a special conference saying that two mainland men were arrested on Saturday for their alleged involvement in the case. The spokesperson said the duo were arrested for suspected human … Continue reading "15-year-old mainland girl worked as prostitute in Macau: police"
24 Jun, 2013
Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man said Thursday that she reserves the right to take legal action against those who made calumnious accusations against her concerning the so-called perpetual burial plots case dating back to 2001. Chan said that the accusations had tarnished both her reputation and the government’s image. Chan held … Continue reading "Chan reserves right to countersue in burial plots case"
21 Jun, 2013
Duan Hongyi, president of the Nam Kwong Group said Wednesday at the opening ceremony of the Natural Gas Operation Center, in Coloane, that natural gas and clean energy, has officially entered people’s daily lives in Macau. Chief Executive Chui Sai On and the Director of the Central Government’s Liaison Office Bai Zhijian cut the ribbon … Continue reading "Nam Kwong Natural Gas Operation Center open in Coloane"
20 Jun, 2013
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Wednesday that the government was not launching an internal administrative investigation of Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man since the city’s highest court had already cleared her of all wrongdoing in the long-running burial plots saga. Chui made the comment prior to the opening ceremony … Continue reading "Chui says govt won’t probe Chan over burial plots"
20 Jun, 2013
The number of suspected cybercrimes rose 55 percent year-on-year to 78 cases in the first five months of this year, the Public Prosecution Office (MP) said in a statement Wednesday. According to the statement, the office instituted 43 proceedings in the five-month period to investigate suspected cybercrimes. A total of 36 cybercrime suspects were detained … Continue reading "Cybercrimes rise 55 pct in Jan-May"
20 Jun, 2013
Macau’s top court Tuesday cleared Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man of all wrongdoing in the so-called burial plot saga, rejecting claims that she committed the crimes of document forgery, misfeasance and abuse of power. Based on the pre-trial hearing’s ruling by Court of Final Appeal (TUI) Judge Song Man Lei, Chan … Continue reading "Top court clears policy secretary of all wrongdoing in burial plots saga"
19 Jun, 2013
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On has decided to suspend Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM) President Raymond Tam Vai Man and Vice President Lei Wai Nong from their posts for 90 days with the suspension starting today, according to Alexis Tam Chon Weng, the government’s chief spokesperson who also heads Chui’s office. The 90-day … Continue reading "Civic bureau chief, deputy suspended for 90 days"
18 Jun, 2013
The repeatedly delayed hearing of the corruption trial in which 61-year-old Hong Kong real-estate tycoon Joseph Lau Luen-hung and his business partner Steven Lo Kit-sing stand accused of bribing jailed policy secretary Ao Man Longfinally began Monday but without Lau. However, Lau’s 36-year-old girlfriend attended the hearing, The Macau Post Daily said. It is the … Continue reading "HK tycoon Joseph Lau absent as graft trial finally begins"
18 Jun, 2013
Father Lancelote Rodrigues, popularly known as Macau’s “refugee priest,” died in Kiang Wu Hospital Monday. Macau Caritas Secretary General Paul Pun Chi Meng told The Macau Post Daily that he and several other members of the diocese were at Fr. Lancelote’s bedside when he passed away. Pun said that Fr. Lancelote died of cardiac insufficiency … Continue reading "Fr. Lancelote passes away, aged 89"
18 Jun, 2013
Several dozen dogs and cats were amongst the roughly 1,000 pet lovers who joined a protest march Sunday to demand that a long-delayed animal welfare and protection law finally be enacted. The march, organised by the Abandoned Animals Protection Association of Macau (AAPAM), started from Praca do Tap Seac and ended at Government House, where … Continue reading "Pet lovers march for animal protection law"
17 Jun, 2013