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Chui says cash handout won’t be raised next year, asks for residents’ understanding

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On Tuesday called for residents’ understanding for their annual cash handout next year remaining unchanged at 9,000 patacas, adding he hoped a 6.75 percent increase in public servants’ salaries could take effect on January 1. He also said that according to some surveys his performance over the past five years … Continue reading "Chui says cash handout won’t be raised next year, asks for residents’ understanding"

12 Nov, 2014

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All 5 secretaries to change but 1 commissioner to stay: sources

All the government’s five policy secretaries will change but one of Macau’s three commissioners will stay on, informed sources told The Macau Post Daily Monday. According to the sources, who asked not to be named, Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man will be replaced by Chan Hoi Fan, director of the Personal … Continue reading "All 5 secretaries to change but 1 commissioner to stay: sources"

11 Nov, 2014

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Population rises by 7,000 in 3 months

Macau’s population reached 631,000 at the end of the third quarter, up by about 7,000 quarter-to-quarter due to an increase in imported labour, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. According to the statement, females accounted for 50.6 percent of the population. The number of non-resident workers (imported labour) rose by 7,567 between the … Continue reading "Population rises by 7,000 in 3 months"

11 Nov, 2014

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GP requires all cars to pass noise test to race

All the about 200 cars and motorcycles racing in the Macau Grand Prix this weekend will have to pass a noise test, a new rule imposed by the Grand Prix committee this year based on the standard set by the FIA to control the impact of noise on local residents. Initial noise tests began yesterday. … Continue reading "GP requires all cars to pass noise test to race"

11 Nov, 2014

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Taxi fares may be raised by year’s end: traffic chief

Transport Bureau (DSAT) Director Wong Wan said yesterday that taxi fares may be increased by the end of the year. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the open-air Macau Forum, a one-hour weekly public affairs debate hosted by government broadcaster TDM, Wong said he expected the fare rise to include an increase in the … Continue reading "Taxi fares may be raised by year’s end: traffic chief"

10 Nov, 2014

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Businessman Leonel Liong new Secretary for Economy and Finance, Tribuna newspaper reveal

Businessman and member of the Executive Council of Macau, Lionel Leong Vai Tac will be the next Secretary for Economy and Finance of Macau, according to today´s Tribuna de Macau. The Macau newspaper also said that  Wong Sio Chak, director of Judiciary Police, will be the next Secretary for Security. The paper also said that … Continue reading "Businessman Leonel Liong new Secretary for Economy and Finance, Tribuna newspaper reveal"

7 Nov, 2014

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Govt urges public to ditch their cars during Grand Prix

The government urged the public Thursday not to use their cars but take public transport so as not to make traffic worse during the four-day Grand Prix event next week where many roads will be blocked for motor-racing while meter parking spaces and roadside parking in off-peak hours near the circuit will be temporarily suspended. … Continue reading "Govt urges public to ditch their cars during Grand Prix"

7 Nov, 2014

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Lawmaker urges govt to initiate political reform next year

Grassroots lawmaker Antonio Ng Kuok Cheong said Thursday he hoped that a new round of political reform can begin next year, in time for the introduction of universal suffrage in 2019. He made the plea on the sidelines of a forum held by the New Macau Association (NMA) outside the University of Macau (UM) library … Continue reading "Lawmaker urges govt to initiate political reform next year"

7 Nov, 2014

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Police bust gang sending junk messages

The Judiciary Police (PJ) picked up four Fujianese men Wednesday for jamming telecom networks and sending out junk text messages to people crossing the border from five flats in a residential building opposite the Barrier Gate checkpoint. PJ spokesman Vong Chi Hong said at the entrance of the Jardim do Mar do Sul Building that … Continue reading "Police bust gang sending junk messages"

6 Nov, 2014

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Group launches postcard campaign over same-sex cohabitants’ protection

Advocacy group Rainbow of Macau said  Wednesday it would launch a postcard campaign to encourage residents, particularly Macau’s LGBT community, to urge the government to include same-sex cohabitants on the list of couples who will be protected in its domestic violence prevention bill. LGBT is an initialism that stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. … Continue reading "Group launches postcard campaign over same-sex cohabitants’ protection"

6 Nov, 2014

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Macau’s trade deficit totals US$7.2 billion from January to September

Macau posted a trade deficit of 57 890 billion patacas (US$7.2 billion) from January to September, which was a year on year increase of 12 percent, the region’s Statistics and Census Bureau reported. In the first nine months of the year, Macau exported goods worth 7.29 billion patacas, up 8 percent from the same period … Continue reading "Macau’s trade deficit totals US$7.2 billion from January to September"

5 Nov, 2014

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Universal suffrage banner hung from UM library

A banner that read in Chinese “Macau Also Wants Real Universal Suffrage” was hung on the external wall of the University of Macau (UM) library on its new Hengqin campus Tuesday, but was removed by security guards in less than an hour. The banner was hung on the UM Wu Yee Sun Library sometime after … Continue reading "Universal suffrage banner hung from UM library"

5 Nov, 2014

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Developer expects property prices to remain ‘stable’ for 2 years

Local developer Liu Chak Wan, whose company paid about 1.42 billion patacas for two adjacent plots of land in Fai Chi Kei, said yesterday he expected the city’s property prices to remain “stable” for the next two years after which they would increase again. Liu, a member of the government’s top advisory Executive Council (ExCo), … Continue reading "Developer expects property prices to remain ‘stable’ for 2 years"

4 Nov, 2014

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Secretary Florinda Chan vows to better communicate with legislature

Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man vowed yesterday that the government will strengthen communication with the legislature. The policy secretary also said that bills which currently are being discussed by the Legislative Assembly (AL) will not be affected by any personnel changes among the government’s top echelons. Chan made the remarks to … Continue reading "Secretary Florinda Chan vows to better communicate with legislature"

4 Nov, 2014

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Group offers ‘free hugs’ to urge public to accept mentally disabled

The Macau Down’s Syndrome Association launched yesterday “free hugs” to urge the public to accept people who have the condition and other mentally disabled people. The group also said that still many local schools do not enrol disabled children, even those who are physically disabled, urging the government to look into the matter and come … Continue reading "Group offers ‘free hugs’ to urge public to accept mentally disabled"

4 Nov, 2014

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Hotel guests drop 1 pct in September

Macau’s 98 hotels and guesthouses recorded 852,000 guests last month, a year-on-year decrease of one percent. While guests from Hong Kong (102,000) and Taiwan (31,000) dropped by 25 percent and 15 percent respectively, those from the mainland (547,000) rose six percent. The number of guest rooms reached 27,800 at the end of last month. The … Continue reading "Hotel guests drop 1 pct in September"

31 Oct, 2014

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Central govt trusts Macau in diplomatic field: Deputy FM

The central government “trusts and fully supports” Macau in the diplomatic field, Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Yesui said yesterday. Zhang made the remarks in a speech during a reception at the Banyan Tree Macau hotel in Taipa in celebration of the 15th anniversary of Macau’s return to Chinese administration and the establishment of the Office … Continue reading "Central govt trusts Macau in diplomatic field: Deputy FM"

30 Oct, 2014

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Govt vows consensus on ‘indecent assault’ legislation

A senior government official said Sunday there was still no generally accepted definition of “indecent assault” or “sexual harassment” in local society because of which a consensus needed to be reached first through public consultation next year before drafting legislation on the matter could begin. Law Reform and International Law Bureau (DSRIJI) Vice Director Chan … Continue reading "Govt vows consensus on ‘indecent assault’ legislation"

29 Oct, 2014

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Health chief vows to meet demand for medical services

Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion acknowledged yesterday that demand for medical services in Macau has increased to the point that it is higher than the city’s population growth, pledging that the bureau would continue to keep up with demand for medical services. Lei made the statement on the sidelines of a meeting at … Continue reading "Health chief vows to meet demand for medical services"

29 Oct, 2014

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Chui urges tourism sector to learn from global forum

Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said yesterday that the local tourism sector and related industries should take the Global Tourism Economy Forum as an opportunity to find new ideas so as to make further progress. The three-day forum, themed “Maritime Silk Road – From Macau We Begin,” opened at the Venetian yesterday. Vice Chairman … Continue reading "Chui urges tourism sector to learn from global forum"

28 Oct, 2014

#Tourism