Labour Affairs Bureau (DSAL) Director Shuen Ka Hung said Sunday that recent figures of deaths caused by workplace accidents showed that the accident rate was not “that bad” as it had declined but he vowed that nevertheless his bureau would step up site inspections and run more training courses for construction workers. According to The … Continue reading "Labour affairs chief vows to improve workplace safety standards"
12 Mar, 2012
The Macau and Hong Kong special administrative regions (SARs) will have electoral councils consisting of 45 percent and 17 percent more people, respectively, to elect deputies to the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), according to the draft methods submitted to China’s top legislature for examination Thursday. The Hong Kong SAR will have 36 deputies to … Continue reading "Macau and HK to have larger Electoral Councils to elect NPC deputies"
9 Mar, 2012
Consul-General to Hong Kong and Macau Yuji Kumamaru Wednesday thanked Macau personally for the donations raised by several local organisations, including the HK$4 million from the Macau Red Cross, for those affected by the earthquake and deadly tsunami that also led to a nuclear crisis after the tidal waves hit the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power … Continue reading "Top diplomat thanks Macau for Japan disaster donation, invites locals to travel again"
8 Mar, 2012
Chief Executive Chui Sai On said Tuesday in Beijing, in response to Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao’s pledge to support Macau and Hong Kong’s democratic progress, that to strive for democracy is a natural development of any society and that every place has a history of developing its own democratic system, under the condition of stable … Continue reading "Macau Chief executive echoes Chinese Premier democratic call"
7 Mar, 2012
Google has been fined 30,000 patacas for taking images considered to be “sensitive information” without authorisation, illegally collecting WiFi and payload data from open WiFi networks and transferring personal information obtained from Macau’s WiFi data to the US. Personal Data Protection Office (GPDP) Co-ordinator Chan Hoi Fan made the announcement during a press conference Monday. … Continue reading "Google fined 30,000 patacas for Street View privacy breach in Macau"
6 Mar, 2012
The Executive Council (ExCo) has finished discussing the two government-drafted amendment bills regarding the possible changes to two annexes of the Macau Basic Law regarding next year’s direct and indirect legislative elections and the election of the chief executive in 2014 – a short eight days after the government finished its 45-day public consultation drive … Continue reading "ExCo finishes discussing govt’s political development bills"
5 Mar, 2012
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Sunday he believed that the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) would deal“independently” with a high-profile complaint by the grassroots New Macau Association (NMA) about a controversial government land concession in Seac Pai, in Coloane island, and the alleged involvement of prominent local businessman Liu Chak Wan, who is a … Continue reading "Chief Executive of Macau says anti-graft body will tackle land-lease complaint ‘independently’"
5 Mar, 2012
National People Congress (NPC) Standing Committee Vice Secretary-General Qiao Xiaoyang said Thursday that “it cannot regulate the election of all members of the Macau Legislative Assembly [AL] through universal suffrage” regardless of how the method of electing the legislature in amended. Qiao also said that the Macau Basic Law states that the majority of the … Continue reading "NPC official says no universal suffrage for Macau legislature guaranteed"
2 Mar, 2012
The current methods for the election of Macau’s chief executive by an electoral committee and the formation of the legislature by directly and indirectly elected and officially appointed members must remain unchanged, while the conditions for electing the chief executive of Macau in 2014 and forming the Legislative Assembly (AL) next year can be “appropriately” … Continue reading "NPC allows for ‘appropriate amendments’ to methods for the election of the Chief Executive of Macau"
1 Mar, 2012
Macau, China, 28 Feb – Macau’s total population – comprising residents and imported workers – was estimated at 557,400 at the end of 2011, an increase of 16,800 or 3.1 percent compared with the revised figure of 540,600 at the end of 2010, the Statistics and Census Bureau (DSEC) said Monday. The adult population aged … Continue reading "Population rises to 557,400 at end of 2011"
28 Feb, 2012
Beijing, China, 28 Feb – The National People’s Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, China’s top legislature, deliberated Monday a report concerning methods for the selection of Macau’s chief executive and formation of the region’s legislative council. The report on whether it is necessary to amend the methods for forming the Legislative Assembly of the Macau Special … Continue reading "NPC deliberates methods for selecting Macau chief, forming legislature"
28 Feb, 2012
Macau, China, 27 Feb – A total of 18 companies have had their bids accepted for the construction for four stations in the Cotai section of the first phase of the government’s Light Rail Transit (LRT) project – with the lowest bid amounting to 789 million patacas and the highest standing at 1.3 billions patacas, … Continue reading "Macau government accepts 18 bids for four Light Rail Transit stations in Cotai"
27 Feb, 2012
Macau, China, 27 Feb – Chinese players Zhang Jike, Ma Lin and Ma Long demonstrated strength in the 20th Asian Championships Men Team finals held Sunday in Macau. However, the Japanese players Koki Niwa, Jun Mizutani and Kenta Matsudaira must be given credit for a wonderful job as they challenged the Chinese players in each … Continue reading "China won the 20th Asia Championships Men Team Finals held in Macau"
27 Feb, 2012
Macau, China, 24 Feb – Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On said Thursday that his government would study allowing local social service providers to hire non-local professionals for the care of the elderly to fill manpower shortages. He made the vow during a meeting with the members of the government-appointed Senior Citizens Affairs Committee and … Continue reading "Chief Executive Chui vows to help local social services tackle manpower shortage"
24 Feb, 2012
Macau, China, 22 Feb – Macau’s long-delayed light trail project got finally off the ground Tuesday and Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si I asked for residents’ understanding for any traffic snarl-ups and inconvenience caused. Construction for the Taipa-section of the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) system started, after 10 years of preparatory work,The … Continue reading "Macau starts light rail construction"
22 Feb, 2012
Macau, China, 21 Feb – Macau’s record 28 million visitors spent a record 45.3 billion patacas – not including their gambling losses – last year, a year-on-year growth of 20 percent, The Macau Post Daily reports today, citing official data. Visitors’ non-gambling expenditure accounted for some 16.8 percent of what they spent on gambling last … Continue reading "Macau visitors’ non-gambling spending rises 20 pct in 2011"
21 Feb, 2012
Macau, China, 15 Fev – Secretary for Security Cheong Kuoc Va announced Tuesday a 7.4 percent increase in the number of reported crimes last year, including an 18.5 percent growth in violent crime such as extortion, robbery, murder, rape and sexual abuse of children. A total of four murders were reported in 2011, two more … Continue reading "Violent crime in Macau rises 18 pct in 2011"
15 Feb, 2012
Macau, China, 13 Feb – Cirque du Soleil’s Zaia show at Sands China Ltd.’s Venetian Macao resort will close after its performance on Feb. 19, 3 1/2 years into a 10-year contract, and the casino operator said last week it will redesign the theater. “Entertainment programming is an inexact science,” Ron Reese, vice president for … Continue reading "Cirque du Soleil show in Sands China casino to close this month in Macau"
13 Feb, 2012
Macau, China, 10 Feb – A total of 43 civil servants were prosecuted last year, with wounding cases the most at 14, followed by 12 cases concerning traffic accidents and injury liability, Assistant Public Prosecutor General Vong Vai Va told The Macau Post Daily Thursday. Vong also revealed that the Public Prosecution Service (MP) handled … Continue reading "43 Macau civil servants prosecuted in 2011"
10 Feb, 2012
Macau, China, 6 Feb – THAI Smile Air, Thai Airways International (THAI)’s new sub-brand carrier, will start its first commercial flight from Bangkok to Macau on July 1. The airways’ maiden Macau route will operate two flights daily. Ticket sales are slated to begin in April. The Macau-Bangkok route’s initial passenger load is expected to … Continue reading "THAI Airways to start Bangkok-Macau route in July"
6 Feb, 2012