The Communist Party of China’s Central Commission for Discipline Inspection member Li Gang, currently a vice-director and spokesman for the central government’s Liaison Office in Hong Kong, will become Beijing’s top representative in Macau early next year, Hong Kong media reported at the weekend. The South China Morning Post quoted “Beijing sources” as confirming the … Continue reading "Beijing’s top man in Macau to be Discipline Inspection Commission member"
17 Dec, 2012
Macau’s Legislative Assembly Thursday approved the budget proposal for 2013, which includes expenditure of 82.57 billion patacas (US$10.321 billion) and a surplus of 52.23 billion patacas (US$6.528 billion). The proposal presented by the government projects growth of 17 percent in overall revenues to 134.8 billion patacas (US$16.850 billion) and of 6.74 percent in expenditure to … Continue reading "Macau budget for 2013 outlines surplus of US$6.528 billion"
17 Dec, 2012
Among the government’s five policy secretaries, Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U was given the highest marks – 63.7 points, while Secretary for Administration and Justice Florinda Chan Lai Man obtained just 53.5 points – merely 3.5 points higher than the “pass mark” and the lowest among the quintet, according to the findings … Continue reading "Poll shows 2 policy secretaries just close to pass mark"
14 Dec, 2012
A study released yesterday suggests that the defunct shipyards near Coloane Village be revived with a ship-building museum showcasing boat-building tools and machinery as exhibits as well as having on-site workshops in order to preserve the area, culture and industry that once flourished in Macau. The government’s Consultative Council for the Renewal of Old Quarters … Continue reading "Govt mulls reviving Coloane’s defunct shipyards for tourism"
13 Dec, 2012
Fifteen locals have been confirmed as candidates for election to the 12th National People’s Congress (NPC), which will be held next Monday. The 15 candidates comprise 10 NPC veterans running for re-election and five newcomers Leong Heng Teng, spokesman for the presidium overseeing the election, made the announcement after a meeting presided over by Chief … Continue reading "15 run for Macau’s 12 NPC seats – incl 5 newcomers"
12 Dec, 2012
The Environmental Bureau (DSPA) urged citizens who visit the current Food Festival near Macau Tower to take their own utensils to promote “greener living” while encouraging them to reduce the amount of rubbish generated. Over 30 pupils from four secondary schools took part in a campaign Sunday in Sai Van Lake Square, where the annual … Continue reading "Eco-bureau urges Food Festival visitors to take their own utensils"
11 Dec, 2012
Macau Legislative Assembly (AL) Vice President Ho Iat Seng, who is Macau’s only member of the Standing Committee of the National People Congress (NPC) in Beijing, said Sunday he believed that Xi Jinping, the newly-elected leader of the Community Party of China, will further improve co-operation between Macau and Guangdong after his expected election as … Continue reading "NPC member expects Xi to further improve Macau-Guangdong ties"
11 Dec, 2012
Health Bureau (SSM) Director Lei Chin Ion told reporters Monday that the local 51-year-old local woman diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) – commonly known as “mad cow” disease – was infected some time before she had brain surgery in Hong Kong in September. Lei was at local charity organisation Tung Sin Tong’s opening ceremony of … Continue reading "Health chief says local CJD patient had symptoms before HK surgery"
11 Dec, 2012
A woman from Macau has “most probably” contracted a rare and fatal brain disease after undergoing an operation at a private hospital in Hong Kong in September, the Hong Kong and Macau governments said Thursday. The woman, who is 51, has been diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) and is now severely ill in a hospital … Continue reading "Macau woman ‘most probably’ has “mad cow disease” after operation in HK"
7 Dec, 2012
The Macau Customs Service nabbed eight suspects – three males and five females aged between 20 and 60 – on Wednesday at four souvenir shops in the central and northern districts for allegedly selling various kinds of counterfeit products including mobile phone covers, greeting cards, children’s underwear, soft toys and stationery. Six of the suspects … Continue reading "Customs nab 8 for selling counterfeit products"
7 Dec, 2012
Property prices may be pushed up if the government imposes the “Macau people, Macau land” formula on private land, Macau Association of Building Contractors and Developers (MABCD)Chairman Paul Tse See Fan said Wednesday. Tse made the remarks during a press conference at the association’s headquarters in Rua do Campo regarding current hot-button issues such as … Continue reading "Group warns ‘Macau people, Macau land’ may push up housing prices"
6 Dec, 2012
The government confirmed yesterday that the city’s outgoing tourism chief will become the full-time head of the Macau Grand Prix Committee from 20 December for the next two years. The appointment of veteran Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) Joao Manuel Costa Antunes was published in the Official Gazette (BO) Wednesday. A note attached to the … Continue reading "Tourism chief gets 2-year Grand Prix full-time job"
6 Dec, 2012
Identification Services Bureau (DSI) Director Lai Ieng Kit will become the chief-of-cabinet of the Office of Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture-designate Alexis Tam Chon Weng, an informed source told The Macau Post Daily Thursday. Tam is the outgoing chief-of-cabinet of the Chief Executive Office and chief government spokesperson. Tam will succeed Secretary for Social … Continue reading "ID chief to head office of new social affairs secretary says, Macau Post Daily"
5 Dec, 2012
Secretary for Transport and Public Works Lau Si Io insisted Tuesday that his policy guidelines for next year were in line with those of Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On, stressing that he had talked to Chui on several occasions about when to resume the application process for public housing. According to The Macau Post … Continue reading "Secretary for Transport and Public Work says he’s on same page as chief executive"
5 Dec, 2012
Macau Sport Development Board (IDM) President Vong Iao Lek apologised Monday for the routing fiasco during Sunday’s Macau International Marathon when the runners were given wrong directions for the event’s routes. In a press briefing at the board’s headquarters, Macau Athletics Association (AAMC) Vice President Chan Pou Sin said that runners invited by the organisers … Continue reading "Marathon organisers apologise for race route fiasco"
4 Dec, 2012
Wan Kuok-koi, also know as “Broken Tooth”, walked free from jail Saturday after being locked up for nearly 14 years for a string of crimes in Macau during the 1990s. At 6.50am Wan, 57, emerged from the Coloane jail and headed quickly in a car. According to the South China Morning Post he appeared briefly … Continue reading "Broken Tooth released after nearly 14 years in jail"
3 Dec, 2012
The government’s vowed Thursday that it would submit a bill to the legislature to deal with medical malpractice by the end of the year. Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Cheong U made the promise in the legislature’s hemicycle THursday. Cheong, accompanied by senior officials of his policy portfolio, was in the legislature to answer … Continue reading "Govt vows to submit ‘medical malpractice bill’ by year-end"
30 Nov, 2012
Public Security Police (PSP) Commissioner Lei Siu Peng proposed Tuesday that a scheme should be set up where mobile phone users – regardless as to whether they are residents or tourists– should register when buying any subscriber identity modules (SIM) cards. Lei was at the Legislative Assembly (AL) during the second and final day of … Continue reading "Police chief suggests phone card registration scheme"
28 Nov, 2012
Secretary for Security Cheong Kuoc Va said Monday that immigration officials strictly follow regulations before denying anyone entry into Macau. Cheong made the remarks during Monday’s plenary meeting discussing his portfolio’s 2013 policy guidelines in the legislature’s hemicycle. Responding to some lawmakers’ criticisms that the Macau Security Forces (FSM) have been repeatedly abusing their power … Continue reading "Security chief defends entry ban on some visitors"
27 Nov, 2012
Artur Chiang Calderon, the former right-hand man to jailed triad leader “Broken Tooth” Wan Kuok Koi, was back in jail on Sunday for his alleged involvement in a bizarre murder plot – just about three years after his release from prison. Calderon’s arrest last Saturday came a week before Wan’s scheduled release from jail this … Continue reading "Ex-partner of ‘Broken Tooth’ back in jail for murder plot"
26 Nov, 2012