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  1. Maids protest against bill to curtail 'job-hopping'

    Posted Aug 21st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Filipino and Indonesian maids in Macau are campaigning against a bill that would ban them from the city for six months if their contracts are terminated. The bill on imported labour, to be vetted by lawmakers in the next few months, also features a levy on employers of all imported workers. More than 800 Filipino and Indonesian maids have signed a petition letter ...

  2. Wen asks new Macau chief to plan work well

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

    ... Fox Yi Hu Premier Wen Jiabao yesterday officially appointed Fernando Chui Sai-on Macau's next chief executive and asked him to do justice to Beijing's trust in him and start strongly in his new job. Mr Wen handed Dr Chui a State Council decree on his appointment at Zhongnanhai, the central leadership compound in Beijing. 'Right from the beginning, you should plan ...

  3. Officials prepare to move on casinos commission cap

    Posted Aug 07th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Neil Gough and Fox Yi Hu Officials in Macau have revived hopes that the government would counter cutthroat competition in the VIP gaming segment by mandating a long-awaited cap on the commissions casinos pay to junket agents. Executive Council spokesman Tong Chi-kin said that in light of the increasingly heated commission war among casinos it was necessary for the government ...

  4. Ex-minister set to win Macau's top job after key rival quits

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

    ... Fox Yi Hu Supporters of Fernando Chui Sai-on can break out the champagne today as the former culture minister is set to win Macau's chief executive race after his major rival called it quits. Chief prosecutor Ho Chio-meng, widely seen as Dr Chui's only possible threat in the poll, has decided against running for the top job. A spokeswoman for Dr Ho's office yesterday ...

  5. Fernando Chui reaches out to public ahead of poll

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu The popularity of Fernando Chui Sai-on is slowly picking up as the future leader of Macau reaches out to the community. Dr Chui, the sole candidate of Macau's chief executive poll this weekend, has met more than 20 social groups, held three open meetings with residents and visited the city's old streets in the past two weeks. He is to be elected ...

  6. Casinos in Macau agree to lower junket fees

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

    ... Casinos across Macau have agreed to a cap of 1.25 per cent on VIP junket commissions to boost their profit margins, gaming mogul Stanley Ho Hung-sun says. But it is unclear how the unlegislated cap can be enforced among the city's six casino operator ...

  7. Chui emphasises 'inheritance' as he sets out his policies

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

    ... Fox Yi Hu Fernando Chui Sai-on, the sole candidate in Macau's chief executive poll, took 'inheritance and innovation' as the theme of his 36-page policy outline. The platform, which he presented yesterday to members of the city's 300-strong Election Committee, covers four issues: coping with the financial crisis, improving people's livelihoods, ...

  8. Macau casinos rebound after Guangdong raids

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu A crackdown on gambling in Guangdong has coincided with a surprise rebound in Macau's casino income in the first quarter. Police raided underground casinos and seized slot ... for embezzling 19 million yuan to gamble in Macau. A Zhuhai court last month sentenced a 23-year-old man to 15 years for running 10 casinos. Hu Xingdou, an economics professor at the Beijing Institute ...

  9. Sole contender for Macau's top job has race wrapped up

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu Macau's leader-to-be, Fernando Chui Sai-on, has gathered 286 nominations from 300 Election Committee members and will enter the chief executive race as the only contender. Dr Chui handed his nominations to the government's Chief Executive Election Co-ordination Centre yesterday, radiating confidence and stressing the need to listen to the public. ...

  10. Fewer mainland tour groups visiting Macau

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau The number of mainland tour groups visiting Macau is dropping amid a crackdown on low-fare tours that involve compulsory shopping. A Macau tourism industry leader estimates that the number of group visitors fell 30 per cent last month as a result of the crackdown, although official figures are not available. A regulation passed by the State Council forbids ...




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