A survey conducted by the private Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST) found that Macau’s consumer confidence dropped slightly in the fourth quarter last year, with buying a flat recording a score of 54.89 (out of 200), down from 59.27 in the previous quarter.
Chief Executive Fernando Chui Sai On promised in his New Year address on Saturday that Macau will follow the guidelines laid out by President Xi Jinping and fine-tune Macau’s role as “a centre and a platform” with the central government’s Belt & Road Initiative.
Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosario said in the legislature on Monday that the increase in the number of registered motor vehicles was expected to be less than one per cent this year. Rosario made the remarks on the first of a two-day Q&A session about his portfolio’s policy guidelines for next year.
The graft trial of former chief prosecutor Ho Chio Meng, which had been scheduled to start at the Court of Final Appeal (TUI) on Monday morning, has been postponed by the court sine die because of an appeal by the defence against the participation of the president of the court, Sam Hou Fai, in the trial.
he Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture, Alexis Tam, said on Thursday that “health, education and social welfare are the priorities” for the government. During the first day of the Policy Address presentation by Tam, questions on tourism development, education and healthcare topped lawmakers’ concerns.
A male suspect who works for the Public Security Forces was arrested on Wednesday for his alleged involvement in bogus credit card fraud amounting to 12,000 patacas, a Judiciary Police (PJ) spokesperson said at a special press briefing on Thursday.
Macau International Airport (MIA) celebrated a record-breaking milestone yesterday when it welcomed its six millionth traveler from mainland China. The local airport has brought in a number of passengers equal to ten times the city’s population.
Secretary for Administration and Justice Sonia Chan Hoi Fan said on Monday that a declaration of allegiance, which candidates will have to sign to be able to run in the Legislative Assembly (AL) elections, to confirm their agreement with the Macau Basic Law and their fidelity to the Macau Special Administrative Region (MSAR), was “a precautionary measure for a rainy day”.