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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

Macau Grand Prix without F3 first time in 37 years (Update)

The Macau Grand Prix will this year take place without its signature Formula 3 race.

11 Sep, 2020

#Economy

2020 Macau Grand Prix’s Formula 3 replaced by FIA F4

The 2020 Macau Grand Prix will be held between 19 and 22 November without the international Formula 3 race.

11 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

New central library to be built on former Hotel Estoril plot (Update)

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced on Thursday that the new Macao Central Library will be built on the plot of the former Hotel Estoril by Praça do Tap Seac.

11 Sep, 2020

#Culture

IC introduces Black Box Theatre, Iec Long & Lai Chi Vun projects

During the Thursday press conference, the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) also introduced its Black Box Theatre project, the revitalisation and partial opening of the former Iec Long Firecracker Factory in Taipa and the Lai Chi Vun shipyards in Coloane.

11 Sep, 2020

#Culture

Parents can buy 30 facemasks for each child aged between 3 & 4 from today

From today, parents or legal guardians can buy 30 facemasks for each child aged between three and four during the ongoing 30-day 21st round of the government’s facemask purchase scheme.

11 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

COVID-19 tests required for National Day reception

The local government has determined that all those attending this year’s official reception to celebrate National Day on 1 October will be required to be tested for COVID-19 in line with Macao’s COVID-19 situation.

11 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Group urges graft busters to probe Lok Kok Teahouse demolition

The Macau Synergy Association think tank said in a statement on Thursday that it has sent a letter to Commissioner Against Corruption Chan Tsz King calling for an official investigation into the “suspected illegal approval” of the demolition of Lok Kok Teahouse in Rua Cinco de Outubro.

11 Sep, 2020

#Culture

New Macao Central Library to be built on former Hotel Estoril site

The Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) announced that the new Macao Central Library will be built in the land plot of the former Hotel Estoril in Tap Seac Square.

10 Sep, 2020

#Culture

Gaming tax receipts falls 70% in Jan-Aug 

Macao government's receipts from gross gaming revenue taxes in the first eight months fell by 70.2% year-on-year

10 Sep, 2020

#Economy

Man lures 9 kids to take porn videos & pictures

A 30-year-old man was arrested on Monday in Taipa for luring underage children to take pornographic videos or photos of themselves and send them to him.

10 Sep, 2020

#Crime

Rosário reaffirms need to increase commercial land supply

The government’s proposed increase of the city’s commercial land supply in its draft of the city’s official urban master plan aims to promote Macao’s economic diversification.

10 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs

Macao-Shekou ferry resumes today

The ferry link between Shekou in Shenzhen and Macao from both the Macao Outer Harbour Ferry Terminal and the Taipa Ferry Terminal in Pac On resumes today.

10 Sep, 2020

#Social Affairs