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Macau Law

Macau flats linked to graft case still on sale

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.

Friday, 25 May, 2012, 12:00am

Gaming monitor's motives queried

A new US-based website which promises to expose what it claims are 'dangerously weak' regulatory curbs on the influence of organised crime in Macau casinos has provoked an angry response from the city's gaming regulators, who accuse it of having 'questionable motives'.

11 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Tragic judge's successor is first female in job

When Song Min Li was sworn in as the new judge of Macau's Court of Final Appeal this week - after tragedy struck her predecessor last year - she became the first female judge in the top court of the Macau Special Administrative Region.

7 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Wrong to see interpretation of Basic Law as interference

I have been a member of the National People's Congress Standing Committee Basic Law Committee since 2006, and the recent interpretation of the Basic Law in the Congo 'state immunity' case was my first experience of participating in this important task.

2 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Gambler seeks to block Wynn case

Lawyers representing high roller Henry Mong Hengli yesterday asked a high court judge to deny a motion by Wynn Resorts (Macau) seeking summary judgment over HK$30 million in unpaid gambling debts.

9 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Law graduates say Macau Bar has abandoned them

Law students from a Macau university feel shut out of the enclave's law profession, at a time when demand for legal services is surging on the back of the casino boom.

None of about 100 graduates last year from the Macau University of Science and Technology's (MUST) Faculty of Law - one of only two law schools in Macau - were accepted as trainee lawyers in the city.

2 May 2008 - 12:00am

Jailed minister decides against launching appeal

Fallen former Macau minister Ao Man-long has decided not to appeal against his 27-year jail term and confiscation of about HK$250 million, his lawyer said yesterday.

'It is Mr Ao's decision not to appeal or seek a reinterpretation of Macau's Basic Law from Beijing,' Nuno Simoes said after meeting Ao yesterday.

5 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Ao may ask Beijing for ruling on right of appeal

Disgraced former minister Ao Man-long may ask Beijing for a reinterpretation of Macau's Basic Law regarding his right to appeal against the judgment in his graft trial, his lawyer said.

Ao, former secretary for transport and public works, was jailed for 27 years on Wednesday on 57 counts of bribe-taking, money laundering, abuse of power and other charges.

1 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Ao could emerge from trial with most of HK$800m wealth intact

Former Macau minister Ao Man-long is likely to emerge from his graft trial today entitled to the bulk of the HK$800 million wealth uncovered by investigators, legal experts say.

30 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Emotional Ao says he regrets social worries created by graft trial

Former Macau secretary for transport and public works minister Ao Man-long said he was 'deeply regretful' for the social repercussion of his graft trial at the city's top court.

On the 15th day of Macau's biggest graft trial, the prosecution asked the judges to hand down a tough sentence and have 98 per cent of Ao's HK$800 million in 'unexplained income' forfeited.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Former minister's graft trial set to begin in Macau

Former Macau minister Ao Man-long begins his court battle today against 76 counts of bribe-taking, money laundering and abuse of power, in a historic case set to draw record crowds of spectators and journalists.

The former secretary for transport and public works faces a maximum penalty of 25 years in jail if convicted, according to prominent Macau lawyer Pedro Leal.

5 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Tribunal warns off cases with threat of legal costs

The Labour Tribunal is slamming the door on workers who are still hopeful of claiming more holiday pay from their employers.

4 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Average age of 37 for top Macau judges

Macau's post-handover Court of Final Appeal will have one of the youngest teams of any supreme court in the world.

The average age of the three judges is just 37 years.

Its president, Sam Hou-fai, who will be the post-handover chief justice, is aged 38 and became a judge only two years ago.

8 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Ronny Tong

The Government appears to have told the NPC Standing Committee it was a mistake by the Court of Final Appeal - not the Government - not to seek interpretation before the abode ruling, according to Bar Association chairman Ronny Tong Ka-wah.

24 Jun 1999 - 12:00am

Elsie Leung pledge on subversion law

The Secretary for Justice last night gave an assurance the NPC Standing Committee would not interpret an anti-subversion law if it was formulated in accordance with Article 23 of the Basic Law.

27 May 1999 - 12:00am