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Ho Iat Seng gets backing from 95% of CE Election Committee members

Ho Iat Seng’s election as Macau’s third chief executive next month is a done deal, as he has secured the backing of 94.5% of the Chief Executive Election Committee.

23 Jul, 2019

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Cholera bacteria detected at Cheoc Van Beach

Water samples taken from the sea at Coloane’s Cheoc Van Beach have been found to contain the Vibrio cholerae bacterium which causes cholera.

23 Jul, 2019

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Suicides fall 9.4% in the first half of the year

Macau recorded 29 cases of death by suicide during the first six months, a 9.4% year-on-year decrease.

23 Jul, 2019

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Hong Kong visitors rise 24% in June, thought linked to protests

Visitors from Hong Kong rose 24.3% year-on-year in June to reach 623,000.

23 Jul, 2019

#Tourism

Macau suspends ferry service to HK over riots in Sheung Wan

Ferry services from Macau to Hong Kong were suspended from 11:30 p.m. on Sunday as Hong Kong’s ferry terminal in Sheung Wan was “unsuitable” for people to use.

22 Jul, 2019

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13 locals plan to run for chief executive

13 local residents plan to run in the chief executive election next month and have picked up nomination forms.

22 Jul, 2019

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Labourers threaten to jump from building in wages protest

Nearly a dozen construction workers started a standoff on top of a future residential building in Cotai to protest against unfair compensation by their employer.

22 Jul, 2019

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Domestic violence increases 466% year-on-year

According to Director of the Judiciary Police Sit Chong Meng, domestic violence cases increased between June 2018 and the end of May 2019 from 3 to 17.

19 Jul, 2019

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Gongbei Customs says children used to smuggle goods

Gongbei Customs District said that parallel traders between Shenzhen and Hong Kong are shifting their smuggling activities to the Gongbei land-border checkpoint and the Zhuhai checkpoint at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge.

19 Jul, 2019

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Government to close potential loophole for tourist-jobseekers

Vong Hin Fai disclosed that the government would amend immigration laws to stop tourists from becoming jobseekers.

19 Jul, 2019

#Social Affairs

Kou elected president of legislature with over 90 per cent of votes

Kou Hoi In was elected president of the Legislative Assembly by his peers on Wednesday, with 90. 6 per cent of the votes cast, succeeding chief executive hopeful Ho Iat Seng who resigned from the legislature early this month.

18 Jul, 2019

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Schedule of by-election procedures are ready according to the government

The schedule for the by-election of a vacant business-sector seat in the Legislative Assembly is scheduled to be held on November 24.

18 Jul, 2019

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Homebound Air Macau flight returns to Tokyo

An Air Macau flight en-route to Macau from Tokyo was forced to return to the Japanese capital on Wednesday afternoon, reportedly due to an engine problem.

18 Jul, 2019

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Government vows to continue crackdown on online gambling

The government has been cracking down on illegal online gambling and will continue to do so, resulting in over 300 websites being shut down between 2016 and last year.

17 Jul, 2019

#Gaming

Civil protection develops app to ‘keep the population informed’

The Chief of the Unitary Police Service Ma Io Kun said the platforms would broadcast information on typhoons and other events of importance to the public. They are available in the two official languages, Chinese and Portuguese, as well as in English.

17 Jul, 2019

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Weather station issues heat stroke warning

Danas, a tropical storm in the Philippines is expected to move towards the north of the Philippines and Taiwan. “It will be very hot in Macau in the next few days. Please beware of heat strokes,” said the Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau.

17 Jul, 2019

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Chui Sai On and senior officials take their first LRT ride

Raimundo Rosário told reporters that the government expected the Taipa section to come into service on December 19 at the latest.

16 Jul, 2019

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2,000 participants to join annual martial arts contest

Martial arts practitioners from 11 countries and regions will compete, with around 160 teams consisting of a total of 2,000 athletes competing.

16 Jul, 2019

#Sports

Government redrafts civil protection bill

The government has presented a new draft of its civil protection framework bill to the legislature which no longer refers to “groundless” information or news or those “with ulterior motives”.

15 Jul, 2019

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Kou Hoi In set to be new president of Legislative Assembly

Sources said that Kou was the most suitable replacement of Ho Iat Seng, who resigned from the legislature earlier this month so that he can run for chief executive in next month’s election.

15 Jul, 2019

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