Light Rapid Transit trial period extended until Jan 31

The government has decided to extend the trial period of operation of the newly opened Macau Light Rapid Transit (LRT) until January after it encountered operation failures on three occasions

Lawmaker suspects CCTV cameras of having ‘social control’ purpose

Lawmaker Au Kam San is concerned that information captured by CCTV surveillance cameras will be used for the purposes of “social control.” In his interpellation to the government, Au was preoccupied

Cultural authority instructed to spend money wisely

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Elsie Ao Ieong U has reportedly instructed the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC) to be cautious about its spending. As cited in a TDM Radio report,

Members of New Basic Law Committee appointed

The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress has appointed members to the latest iteration of the Macau SAR Basic Law Committee. The body serves to study questions arising from

CCAC’s top officials formally step into office

Deputy commissioners and the Chief of the Cabinet of the Commission Against Corruption (CCAC) officially took office on Friday, according to a statement released yesterday by the bureau. The Chief Executive

Malaysia lacking foreign help in hunt for elusive Jho Low

Malaysia’s police are having trouble getting their foreign counterparts to help in the search for Low Taek Jhow, also known as Jho Low, the alleged mastermind behind the 1MDB scandal,

Two HK residents arrested for drug trafficking

  Two Hong Kong residents have been arrested for drug trafficking in Macau, the Judiciary Police (PJ) reported yesterday. The two under arrest are a 17-year-old male teenager and a 47-year-old woman. Earlier,

Gaming | Accusations mount against Japan lawmaker embroiled in bribery case

The private political office of a Japanese lawmaker arrested this month on suspicion of receiving bribes from a Chinese company may have violated Japan’s Political Funds Control Law, In a possible

Senado Library to reopen to the public on Thursday

  The Senado Library under the Cultural Affairs Bureau has concluded its renovation works, according to the cultural authority, and will be open to the public again starting this Thursday, January

Wanzai Port to accommodate up to 3,840 crossings per hour

The Wanzai Port will officially reopen on January 23 with an hourly immigration capacity of 3,840 crossings, the local government announced yesterday during a press conference. The arrival hall on Macau’s

Major HK developer donates land to mitigate housing crisis

Wheelock Properties Ltd. announced plans to donate several plots of land to charity for social housing in Hong Kong, following in the footsteps of fellow developers as anti-government protests continue

Hong Kong | Gov’t to roll out latest measures to support SMEs

The government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will implement new measures to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) starting January 1, including a face-to-face service and enhancements to

Briefs | Greater Bay musicians to present joint New Year concert

Several hundred musicians from China’s Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area will jointly present a New Year concert, according to the event’s host the China Media Group. The show will include

Asia’s debt level is rising again, but that’s a good thing

The financial gearing of Asia Pacific’s largest companies has risen for a second year following a period of deleveraging, but market participants don’t see cause for alarm. The median total debt-to-total

Gaming | Gateway Casinos plans listing in $1.1 billion deal with leisure

Gateway Casinos & Entertainment Ltd., one of Canada’s largest gaming companies, has agreed to a deal that will create a new firm valued at about $1.1 billion including debt. Gateway said

China | Court convicts 3 researchers involved in gene-edited babies

A Chinese scientist who set off an ethical debate with claims that he had made the world’s first genetically edited babies was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison because

Church crackdown | Gov’t sentences pastor to 9 years on subversion charge

China yesterday sentenced a prominent pastor who operated outside the Communist Party-recognized Protestant organization to nine years in prison. The People’s Intermediate Court in the southwestern city of Chengdu said Wang

Kim calls for measures to protect North Korea’s security

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called for his military and diplomats to prepare unspecified “offensive measures” to protect the country’s security and sovereignty, the North’s state media said yesterday

Thailand | Official warns of water shortages due to weather, dams

Thailand should brace for serious water shortages when the hot season begins in March after a year with unusually little rainfall, one of the country’s top water management officials said

Cyprus court: British teen guilty of fabricating rape claims

A Cyprus court yesterday found a 19 year-old British woman guilty of fabricating claims that she was gang raped by 12 Israelis in a hotel room at a tourist resort

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