Thailand | Trial of Bangkok bomb suspects starts after translator row

Testimony began yesterday in the trial of two men accused of carrying out a bombing at a Bangkok landmark last year that killed 20 people, after a dispute over

International Film Festival & Awards Macao | Müller would ‘welcome’ legal battle as chance to ‘reveal everything’

In response to the threat of possible legal action made public yesterday during a press conference for the International Film Festival & Awards Macao (IFFAM), renowned film

New Zealand | Authorities plan rescue of thousand tourists stranded by earthquake

New Zealand is planning to send in military helicopters and a navy ship to rescue about 1,000 tourists and hundreds of residents who remain stranded in the coastal town of Kaikoura after

TUI claims Ho Chio Meng’s accusation is “fair”

The Court of Final Appeal (TUI) issued a statement yesterday about the upcoming trial of former Public Prosecutor General Ho Chio Meng, who has been accused of over

Saipan | Big money, big questions  at Trump protege’s remote casino

Daniela Wei, Matthew Campbell On a tiny island in the western Pacific, at the end of a duty-free mall wedged between a one-story laundromat and a

Indonesia | Miss Transgender crowned in a slap for hard-liners

Transgender people and gay activists from across Indonesia have defied a wave of hatred against sexual minorities to crown a Miss Transgender at a national pageant held in

International Film Festival & Awards Macao | Mueller leaves top job over disputes with local planners

Marco Mueller (or  Müller), the renowned former artistic director of the prestigious Venice Film Festival and the International Film Festival of Rome, has announced his resignation

Brexit and US election as starting points to discuss democracy in Macau

A roundtable debate, organized by Macao Civic Power (MCP), was held yesterday afternoon at the Portuguese Bookshop with the purpose of discussing the topic of democratic systems and elections.

Art | ‘Ad Lib’ – Bessmertny works on display at MAM

The Macao Museum of Art (MAM) inaugurated the contemporary art exhibition “Ad Lib – Recent Works of Konstantin Bessmertny” which is on display at the Gallery of Special Exhibitions

‘Malaysian Village’ popular at food festival

The 16th Macau Food Festival has seen substantial  numbers of Macau residents and tourists over the weekend; particularly at this edition’s newest element, the ‘Malaysian Village.’

e-Commerce | Alibaba tops Singles’ Day record despite sales growth slowdown

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. managed to set another Singles’ Day record even as sales growth lagged last year’s, as the nation’s economic slowdown prompted consumers to throttle back. Sales

Ho accused of committing over 1,500 counts

The Court of Final Appeal (TUI) has announced its charges against the former Prosecutor General Ho Chio Meng, who is expected to face the court on December

AL Plenary | Trade Union Law rejected for the eighth time

It was the eighth failure to pass a Trade Union Law in the Legislative Assembly (AL).  Twelve lawmakers voted in favour and 15 against the bill that was

Q&A | Cátia Silva – Entrepreneur: Macau is ‘still no Las Vegas’ when it comes to weddings

Cátia Silva is the owner of local party and wedding planning company “Bad Bad Maria,” which took off about two years ago in the territory.  The company

Toxic cargo ship prevented from unloading

A Romanian ship carrying around 150 containers of toxic waste has been refused entry and permission to unload the chemicals at multiple ports along the coast of China, including Macau.

Chinese police official named head of Interpol, drawing criticism

A top Chinese police official was elected president of Interpol yesterday, setting off alarm bells among rights advocates over abuses and a lack of transparency within China’s legal system,

Opinions How Trump’s victory might be felt in Macau

Asked how Donald Trump’s election victory might affect Macau, Union Gaming analyst Grant Govertsen assessed that the impact on the MSAR would probably be minimal but

Tax experts: Post-Brexit scene to be more competitive

The British Business Association of Macao (BBAM) held a business breakfast meeting yesterday morning at the St. Regis Macao, where senior tax consultant for The Fry Group, Jonathan Burt,

Hengqin, Guangdong ease travel restrictions for foreigners

The Hengqin New Area’s Administrative Committee announced 16 new policies that will make it more convenient for foreigners to enter and stay in the region. The new policies were

Michelin unveils new Hong Kong, Macau restaurant guide

The Michelin Guide Hong Kong Macau 2017 was unveiled in Hong Kong yesterday, recognizing nine newly starred restaurants in Hong Kong and five in Macau. The

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