BRIEFS: UM security caught stealing from students

The Judiciary Police (PJ) has detained a security guard working at the University of Macau (UM) Hengqin campus who allegedly used a master keycard to enter students’ rooms and steal their belongings. Information suggested that two students approached the authorities at the beginning of the month and reported that someone stole valuables and cash worth a total of MOP5,800. During the investigation, a 24-year-old security guard from the mainland claimed to the PJ that he was involved in the crime and surrendered himself to the authorities on Wednesday. A PJ spokesperson said that the man turned himself in because he thought the authorities would eventually find out that he was the perpetrator. The man admitted that he used the master keycard to enter the students’ rooms while patrolling the dormitory. UM said that it was very concerned with the case and has requested the security company to review and make improvements.

coluna ishermans wharf 215 illegal workers found in Fisherman’s Wharf

The Public Security Police (PSP) has found 15 alleged illegal workers in the construction site of a hotel in Fisherman’s Wharf. The authorities are currently tracking down the sub-contractor involved. The 15 men were 7 illegal workers and 8 non-resident workers who were suspected to have violated the conditions of their work permits. They were either Hong Kong or mainland residents. PSP said that those workers were mainly bricklayers or were responsible for interior decoration. They have also taken one man with them to assist their investigation. The authorities are still locating a sub-contractor.

US delegation looks for healthcare collaboration

A high-level delegation from Tufts University (TU), a prestigious medical school in the United States, is now visiting the University of Macau (UM) to explore cooperation oportunities and also to familiarize themselves with the healthcare infrastructure in Macau. UM Rector Zhao Wei said that the local university has just inaugurated a Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), which “will aggressively develop health, scientific, clinical and entrepreneurial activities.” “Secondly, with the FHS, UM is exploring ways to develop sustainable collaborations with hospitals in Macau.

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