The recently created Association for the Promotion of Cape Verdean Culture is today organizing a cultural event to show solidarity toward the residents of Ilha do Fogo, who were affected by the eruption of a volcano. The eruption destroyed two villages and forced the relocation of its 1,500 residents. Participants in today’s event at the Hard Rock Café (starting at 11 p.m.) can contribute funds for the disaster relief efforts.
ANM petitions for constitutional reform
Sulu Sou Ka Hou and several of his New Macau Association (ANM) members have submitted a petition to Chief Executive Chui Sai On, urging him to launch Macau’s constitutional reform process as soon as possible. The ANM president said that although the National People’s Congress (NPC) has added two more steps into the constitutional reform process, by passing an interpretation to the Basic Law in 2012, it is still up to the CE to initiate the process by submitting a report to the NPC Standing Committee. “Therefore, our message is clear: we hope that Chui Sai On will stop evading his responsibility and confusing the public. Let’s tell the residents that the MSAR government has the responsibility to kick-start the process,” he declared.