Security secretary emphasises need for stability and points to city’s existing laws which are intended to support national security.
Anyone misusing the national flag may face a fine of up to MOP 10,000 from now on.
Official approval given to decision to disbar some candidates who allegedly failed to display sufficient loyalty to Macao SAR.
Many candidates disqualified for ‘disloyalty’ vow to appeal, although their application is unlikely to be approved.
Officials set out seven criteria to support their decision, but fail to supply any precise reasons.
Jorge Neto Valente says freedom of speech, which includes the right to think differently, is guaranteed in the Basic Law.
Candidates disqualified by the Legislative Assembly Electoral Affairs Commission for failing to support the Macao Basic Law and having been “disloyal” to the SAR.
As candidates’ names are promulgated, Lo Chun Seng of Macao Victory claims ‘malicious’ forces are at work to shut his List out of the election.
Candidates have all now set out their stalls for the 12 September elections to the Legislative Assembly.
More candidates join the hustings, campaigning on women’s rights, urban planning, official accountability and housing issues.
City marks the anniversary with flag-raising, commemorative stamps and a light show, while top officials attend ceremony in Beijing.
Both familiar names and new ones join the race for the elections to the Legislative Assembly this autumn.
Sulu Sou Ka Hou and Ron Lam U Tou, both prominent in the public life of Macao, set out their stalls as polling day draws near.
Acting chief representative’s sudden departure follows refusal to sign ‘One China’ pledge.
Candidates highlight the need for better housing, education for young people and workers’ rights and benefits.
Macao should be guided by the civilised concepts of equality, mutual appreciation, dialogue and tolerance, says top official.
With just over two months to go before the autumn elections, more candidates are putting their names forward, promising a better deal for Macao’s residents.
Prospective lawmakers vow to better residents’ lives, especially the poor and disadvantaged, in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Electoral Affairs Commission confirms validity of all but one List, which failed to come up with the minimum number of nominations.
Ho Iat Seng also praises China at opening of photo exhibition celebrating 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.
Political platform includes proposal to set up MOP 100 billion investment fund and give every permanent resident MOP 100,000 in shares.
Taiwan authorities have rejected Macao’s position and reasons regarding its closure of the Macao Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei.
While there is stiff competition for directly elected seats, the Legislative Assembly’s dozen indirectly elected seats are unlikely to be contested.
Dramatic move echoes Hong Kong’s suspending its office’s operations last month following claims of ‘gross interference’.
Cross-border video conference sets out an array of new ideas and proposals which will bind Macao’s fortunes closer to the Greater Bay Area.