Edmund Ho

Bo Xilai may have weathered the storm

Chongqing Communist Party head Bo Xilai - mired in controversy following the detention of his former right-hand man - made a high-profile public appearance on Thursday, meeting a business delegation led by former Macau chief executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah.

Saturday, 25 February, 2012, 12:00am

'Underground governor' wielded the real power

Before the Macau handover in 1999, Stanley Ho was often referred to as the enclave's 'underground governor'.

His gaming empire accounted for half of its economy. As Macau legislator Au Kam-san said, Macau people used to think there were two governors. 'One was the governor appointed by the Portuguese government and the other was Stanley Ho.'

2 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Why you can't say 'chief executive'

'Chief executive' is the latest phrase to fall foul of censors overseeing Macau's most popular Net forum.

The Chinese for 'chief executive', the title of Macau's most important politician, has joined phrases such as 'gang leader' in being screened out by cyberctm.com.

25 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Leaders and laggards in politics of cyberspace

There is no doubt Chen Shui-bian, the former Taiwanese president, is an unpopular figure now.

But as a veteran politician who won election to his post in the only political entity in China with universal suffrage, he is fully aware of the importance of staying in touch using the latest technology.

21 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Steps to rein in social ills hearten the public

Curbs on graft and casinos give Macau a lift

Macau people upset about social ills have received a dose of encouragement from their government's new steps to counter graft, share wealth and curb casino growth.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Ao link to relative of Macau chief

A company owned by a relative of Macau's chief executive, Edmund Ho Hau-wah, has been implicated in the Ao Man-long corruption scandal.

Macau graft-busters transferred 12 bribery suspects to the Public Prosecutions Office yesterday, alleging that, along with a female suspect on the run, they had provided kickbacks to Ao, the former public works minister, on 21 projects.

15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Television row blocks verdict coverage

Most Macau households missed news of the verdict in Ao Man-long's graft trial on television yesterday afternoon.

More than 100,000 subscribers missed out because the telecoms watchdog tore down a cable in Taipa on Tuesday amid a dispute with eight companies offering unlicensed TV services.

31 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Upset organisers end protest early

A poorly attended but noisy march in Macau against alleged government corruption ended early yesterday and largely without incident, despite changes to the route and a heavy police presence.

Fewer than 100 people turned up for the protest, which organisers had initially hoped would attract between 800 and 1,000.

17 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

In Brief

82 per cent say HK police are doing a good job

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Edmund Ho tells of stake transfer

Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah said yesterday he had produced documents proving he had disposed of his interest in gaming magnate Stanley Ho Hung-sun's casino empire four years before assuming his current office.

16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

'No knowledge' of casino stake

New World Development chairman Cheng Yu-tung and lawyers representing gaming magnate Stanley Ho Hung-sun yesterday claimed no knowledge of Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah having an interest in the STDM casino empire.

14 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Cards on the table

The saga of how Macau Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah came into possession of an indirect stake in Stanley Ho Hung-sun's multibillion-dollar casino empire parallels the rise and fall of the world's most legendary - and perhaps most profitable - gaming monopoly: the 40-year reign of the Sociedade de Turismo e Diversoes de Macau, or STDM.

13 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Labour levy planned to help smaller firms

Under a proposed law, Macau employers would have to pay a new levy based on the number of imported workers they hire, Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah said.

The levy was intended to ensure fair play among employers as the city's labour shortage grew, Mr Ho said yesterday.

10 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Former Macau minister charged

Ao Man-long, former Macau transport and works minister, was last night charged with taking bribes, abuse of power, money laundering and possessing assets he can't account for, as the prosecution completed its investigation and handed the case to the city's Court of Final Appeal.

7 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Protesters reprimanded in Macau

Government praises police after officer fires shots at rally

The Macau government yesterday issued a stern reprimand to protesters and praised the 'resolute and restrained' attitude of the police, after an officer fired five gunshots during a Labour Day protest march.

3 May 2007 - 12:00am