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  1. Macau netizens irked by lack of democracy step out of cyberspace

    Posted May 29th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau netizens frustrated by a lack of democracy are stepping out of cyberspace, hoping to sway the city's chief executive election by action in the physical world. ... minister, in July 26 elections. A group of netizens have said they plan to stage the vigil in late June against 'businesspeople ruling Macau' and 'small-circle elections'. ...

  2. Business - Companies - CORRUPTION

    Macau voids sale of land for La Scala development by Chinese Estates

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung, Eric Ng

    ... Simpson Cheung and Eric Ng HK-listed Chinese Estates building HK$20b La Scala development on the land Site sale voided in Macau graft probe Macau's chief executive has invalidated ... by Lo, had been given 15 days to object to the decision or appeal to Macau's Court of Second Instance, and was seeking legal advice. Lau and Lo are due to face trial in Macau next month ...

  3. Business - Companies - MACAU

    Chinese Estates to seek compensation from Macau over La Scala land deal

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung and Yvonne Liu Chinese Estates will seek compensation from Macau government for invalidating La Scala land deal Developer to appeal voided sale Chinese Estates Holdings said it was determined to pursue compensation from the Macau government and the original owners of five plots of land that comprise its HK$20 billion La Scala residential project after the sale was voided amid ...

  4. Macau considers national security law

    Posted Sep 16th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau may propose a national security law by the end of this year. There might not be any public consultation, as the government does not expect much opposition. Hong Kong and Macau have the same Article 23 in their Basic Laws. Both cities must have laws protecting the government. An Article 23 bill was introduced in Hong Kong in 2002. However, a protest by half ...

  5. Public projects get tiny slice of Macau's billions

    Posted Jul 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Macau is raking in billions from its gambling boom- but only a tiny fraction of it is being invested in infrastructure. The government has ambitious plans ... for the year, earning almost 40 billion patacas more in taxes than it spent, against a target for the year of 36 billion patacas. Behind the glitzy skyscrapers and glamorous casinos, Macau has problems. ...

  6. Macau flats linked to graft case still on sale

    Posted May 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Sales of flats in a luxurious project being developed in Macau by Chinese Estates on land linked to a corruption trial were continuing yesterday, a day after a court ruled that company chairman Joseph Lau Luen-hung had a case to answer on bribery charges. The sales prompted warnings by Macau lawmakers that buyers might lose out because ...

  7. Macau government in legal move over land deals

    Posted Jun 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com The Macau government has 'initiated procedures' over the handling of five plots of land at the centre of a corruption case involving former ... statement said last night. The statement did not elaborate on the procedures. But it is understood that that the Macau Secretary for Transport and Public Works is seeking legal advice on the matter. ...

  8. Macau may seize La Scala flats

    Posted Jun 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com The Macau government yesterday issued a warning that it may seize the land on which the luxury La Scala development is being built. The land was at the centre ... Their sale was ruled illegal, and Ao had his sentence extended six months to the maximum 29 years by the Macau Court of Appeal on May 31. Ao has until Monday to file an appeal against his conviction ...

  9. Retirement of Macau judge raises concerns

    Posted Nov 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com One of Macau's top judges has been forced to retire after he was hurt in a car accident in Guangdong, sparking concerns over the impact on the quality of the judiciary in the former Portuguese enclave. Mr Justice Chu Kin's compulsory retirement was announced yesterday by the Macau judicial magistrates council, although the decision was made last ...

  10. Snag over owners in Macau land grab

    Posted Jun 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung simpson.cheung@scmp.com Complicated ownership issues will have to be resolved if the Macau government seeks to seize five plots of land at the centre of a corruption case ... as legal advice to one of the parties involved- suggested that the government could not invalidate the land deals because they were made between private companies. The office of Macau ...




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