Referendum organizers accuse government of ‘intimidation’

Last Saturday, a government spokesperson said that the proposed civil referendum is unconstitutional, after calling it “illegal” and “invalid” earlier last week. The official statement issued later stressed that there

GRANT BOWIE | MGM’s Cotai project will have the ability ‘to evolve as things evolve’

“Absolutely,” he answered. “Not only is it being continued, the whole property is being designed around that process.” Mr Bowie hinted that the Cotai property will be multifunctional, able to

Fundraising concert held for abandoned pets

Members of the Parents’ Association of People with Intellectual Disability set up a charity bazaar and donation boxes. All donations will go to the Abandoned Animals Protection Association of Macau (AAPAM). A

CE denies new public housing plan ‘a show’

Meanwhile, the Secretary of Transportation and Public Works, Lau Si Io, also refuted having said that the previous works on the planning of the reclamation area have been rendered useless

Asian American sues LVS for USD5b

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. and its chairman, Sheldon Adelson, were sued by a former potential partner in a casino venture for as much USD5 billion over claims of trade-secret

AL agrees with tougher construction supervision

The Legislative Assembly (AL) First Standing Committee President, Kwan Tsui Hang, has revealed that committee members have agreed that project management companies must supervise all future construction projects. When discussing the

Sulu Sou denies New Macau Association divergences

The newly elected New Macau Association (ANM) president, Sulu Sou Ka Hou, said during a media gathering last Friday that it is normal to have different opinions within the association.

Briefs: Taiwan aviation agreement to be enforced this year

The Director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Macau, Lu Chang-shui, believes that the new aviation agreement between Macau and Taiwan, which was signed in February, will come

CE ‘not pressured’ by democracy referendum

Chui Sai On has reiterated that the upcoming civil referendum on the Chief Executive is “against the Basic Law” and claimed that he does not feel pressured by the event. “We

CCAC investigates Wynn Palace land deal

Macau’s anti-corruption agency is investigating a land deal in connection to Wynn Resorts Ltd.’s construction of a new resort-casino on the Cotai Strip. “Since the case is now under investigation,

Macao Conscience predicts dire consequences if academic freedom is not respected

According to Jason Chao, a member of the group, university authorities persecuted a number of university instructors who were critical of the government and who encouraged students to participate in

Spain and Australia are newcomers to fireworks contest

During a press conference held yesterday, the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO) director Helena de Senna Fernandes unveiled the program highlights for this year’s contest. “We are glad that the event

City of Dreams Soho grand opening this summer

João Pedro Lau COD stated that Soho “is more than just a name.” “In New York, London and Hong Kong, Soho means style, fashion, fun and excitement. Every major city in

Pansy Ho agrees with gov’t measures on Chinese visas

The MGM China co-chair spoke to the media at the opening of the Biennial of the Lions last night. She stated that the change of policy concerning POS machines “is

Gov’t to build 28,000 public housing and 4,000 private units in reclaimed zone

Grace Yu A spokesperson for the Executive Council, Leong Heng Teng, announced yesterday that the Chief Executive has decided to increase investments in land supply to meet the demands of residents’

HENGQIN | Zhuhai released first plot of land for bidding by Macau enterprises

The Land and Resources Bureau of Zhuhai has announced that land in Hengqin is now being listed on the Internet for bidding. This is the first plot of land released

Laundering money through casinos to buy US property

Chinese purchases of U.S. homes are likely to continue increasing as the country’s swelling ranks of affluent consumers seek refuge from pollution and political and economic uncertainty, according to Thilo


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