Privacy probes increase by 37.6 percent

The Office for Personal Data Protection (GPDP) launched a total of 194 probes into data privacy violations last year, representing a 37.6 percent growth year-on-year, according to the bureau’s annual

Myanmar looking to improve local employment opportunities

A Myanmar Overseas Chinese group has said that Burmese nationals are facing setbacks when finding a job in Macau due to bureaucratic woes. According to a TDM report, the group

‘These photographs follow my journey in Macau’

Macau Daily Times - Macao 5.0. Can you explain the concept behind this book? Gonçalo Lobo Pinheiro - Well, basically, this translates as ‘Macau five years after’, because that is what

CRIME | Casino staff nabbed for profitmaking through non-negotiable chips

Two local casino employees face prosecution following their successful attempts to swindle HKD3.4 million out of their employer through non-negotiable chips as part of an unknown ring last month. The pair,

New arrest related to St Lazarus illegal graffiti

The female suspect, whose detailed identity was not available, was among the seven Filipinos who defaced a listed building on the evening of July 11. Nonetheless, she denied the act

Conferences and exhibitions impact goes beyond statistics

  The number of participants in the region’s meetings, incentives, conferencing, and exhibitions (MICE) should not be a sole indicator when determining the benefits of those activities, the impacts of which

28,835 fined since anti-smoking law implemented

Following the implementation of the Tobacco Prevention and Control Law in January 2012, law enforcement inspectors have performed a total of 874,876 inspections at several kinds of establishments, which have

Gov’t to sign new contract with TCM

According to a notice published by the government’s Official Gazette (BO), the Secretary for Transport and Public Works, Raimundo do Rosário, will be representing the government as one of the

Asian stocks head for lowest close since 2012

Asian stocks fell, with the regional benchmark index heading for its lowest close since November 2012, after Chinese equities slumped as trading resumed on the mainland following a four-day weekend. Galaxy

UM Student Union’s Sept 3 slogan draws hostility

The University of Macau Student Union came under fire after it updated its Facebook cover picture to read “To commemorate warfare with flowers, not tanks” on September 3. The slogan,

Authorities receive 1,700 opinions over reclaimed area planning

The Land, Public Works and Transport Bureau received a total of 1,700 written opinions on the urban planning development scheme for newly reclaimed zones in the third phase of public

Education | New student-run shops open on UM’s campus

Four new student-run stores have opened on the University of Macau’s (UM) campus. According to a press release, UM launched these shops in order to give students an opportunity to

China’s WW II efforts show ‘tradition and patriotism’

Acting Chief Executive Wong Sio Chak said China’s efforts to protect its people from Japan during World War II were a sign of “tradition and patriotism.” Replacing Chief Executive Chui Sai

Jason Chao criticizes New Macau lawmakers

“I respect the freedom of association of the two legislators,” he said, adding that the two veteran members of the ANM haven’t been actively contributing to the association for the

Fewer voters than expected in Portuguese council elections

The list headed by lawmaker Pereira Coutinho won the undisputed elections for the Council of the Portuguese Communities, the advisory body for Government policies on emigration and Portuguese communities abroad. The

Fitch Ratings expects economy to contract 16 percent

Macau secured its AA- rating from the international agency Fitch Ratings, despite its forecast of 16 percent economic contraction in the region this year. According to a press release issued last

Briefs | Local deposits decrease 0.8 pct

Residents’ deposits decreased by 0.8 percent month-on-month in July to MOP473.7 billion. MOP and USD deposits increased 3.4 percent and 7.7 percent respectively, while those in HKD and RMB decreased

The Railway That Never Was | Precious historical local archives stored in Taiwan

On 11 December 1904, Portugal and China signed a convention for the construction of a railway between Guangzhou and Macau. The Portuguese would operate it for 50 years and then

Gaming | Cambodia rising destination following local junket market fall

Cambodia is seeking junkets to lure in more high-stake Chinese gamblers, as high rollers shy away from Macau under the intensified crackdown by mainland authorities, the Phnom Penh Post reported. The

Chui pledges to prioritize economic diversification

Chief Executive Chui Sai On has pledged to make economic diversification a priority in order to encourage the development of small and medium-sized enterprises while maintaining stability in the local

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