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  1. Shares fall as US investigates Macau casino corruption claims

    Posted Mar 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Naomi Rovnick

    ... Naomi Rovnick Shares in Sands China dropped 6 per cent after the Macau casino operator revealed that it was being investigated by anti-corruption agencies in the United States. It follows allegations by Sands China's former chief executive Steve Jacobs that the company 'used improper leverage' to manipulate Macau officials and Chinese banks. Its Nevada-based parent, Las ...

  2. HK legislators again refused entry to Macau

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Albert Wong and Joshua But Legislators Lee Cheuk-yan and Leung Kwok-hung were yesterday denied entry to Macau again, although other activists and pan-democratic lawmakers were admitted. The 28-strong group allowed in staged a protest outside Government House before discussing the city's controversial new national security law with Macau activists. Of the 13 lawmakers who were ...

  3. Former minister free to run for Macau chief executive

    Posted May 15th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau The central government yesterday approved the resignation of Macau's culture minister, Fernando Chui Sai-on, allowing him to run in the city's chief executive ... The poll runs on macauhero.com, an election-themed website created this year by residents. Its sample is so far the biggest among polls related to Macau's election, with each internet protocol ...

  4. Macau's border controls breed uncertainty

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The visit to Macau by more than 30 pan-democrat lawmakers and activists from Hong Kong was an open challenge to the city's authorities. In recent months such people have frequently ... the situation. Thankfully, the Macau government largely avoided this by allowing all but a handful of the visitors to enter. Some who had previously been rejected were, this time, allowed in. It is clear ...

  5. Macau doles out cash to ease the crisis

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

    ... Fox Yi Hu in Macau, Albert Wong and Eva Wu Macau's chief executive yesterday announced a 3 billion pataca cash giveaway- with 6,000 patacas for each permanent resident among the relief measures- ahead of an expected annual protest on May 1. Edmund Ho Hau-wah said Macau permanent residents would also get medical vouchers worth 500 patacas each. He revealed the measures ...

  6. Diplomats voice fears over Macau entry row

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The row over Macau's denials of entry to Hongkongers has escalated to the international level, with foreign consulates expressing their concerns to the former enclave's government. A day after five pan-democrats were barred while their colleagues were allowed in, the Civic Party has started a 'one person, one e-mail' campaign to the Macau ...

  7. HK gamblers losing billions in Macau's VIP rooms

    Posted May 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough A confidential report commissioned by the Hong Kong Jockey Club to assess the impact of VIP gambling junkets to Macau has estimated that between 4,000 and 8,000 Hongkongers make 10 to 25 such trips to the city each year. The report, by US consulting firm Spectrum Gaming Group, estimates that Hong Kong people lost about HK$13.5 billion in Macau's private VIP ...

  8. Post photographer barred from Macau a second time

    Posted Feb 26th 2009, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... Joshua But, Fox Yi Hu and Phyllis Tsang A South China Morning Post photographer was barred from entering Macau again yesterday. It was the second time in a week that the door had been shut on Felix Wong Chi-keung as he tried to enter the city to carry out his press duties- armed with a permit granted by the Macau government. Wong set off to Macau yesterday morning to cover progress ...

  9. Macau security bill a threat to civil liberties, says HK rights group

    Posted Oct 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung and Albert Wong Despite avoiding some of the most controversial clauses contained in the 2003 Hong Kong version, Macau's national security proposal announced yesterday might still threaten civil liberties, a human rights group said. But because of Macau's controls, more stringent than Hong Kong's, observers said they believed the proposal to ban acts ...

  10. Macau turns away torch relay protester

    Posted Jun 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung A Hong Kong resident who protested with a Tibetan flag during the Olympics torch relay in the city was denied entry to Macau yesterday. University of Hong Kong student Christina Chan Hau-man, 21, was turned away, under Macau's internal security law, at an immigration service counter at about 1.30pm, a spokeswoman for the Macau public security police said. She ...




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