Politics of Macau

Rivals gripe over Peck's wrong number

Pamela Peck Wan-kam, who is contesting a 'super seat' in the Legco election, has received complaints from pan-democratic candidates in all five geographical constituencies because she is using the wrong candidate number on her banners for next month's poll.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:23pm

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.

25 May 2012 - 12:00am

Political reforms likely in Macau

Macau is likely to go ahead with political reforms as a public consultation has found most residents supportive of the proposed legislative and election changes, the administration says.

3 May 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

Retirement of Macau judge raises concerns

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 Friday.

18 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Tang's robust defence of trade seats dismays critics

Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen yesterday fuelled speculation that functional constituencies are to stay indefinitely when he said other jurisdictions enjoyed equal suffrage with a 'one person, two votes' system.

15 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

No in-between

Former Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference member Lau Nai-keung, who is a member of the Basic Law Committee, continued to hide behind the cover that pro-establishment politicians are not 'royalists' to launch his attack against the by-elections this week. But, he fired his criticism directly at the administration.

3 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Hu praises outgoing Macau chief, pledges gift of pandas

President Hu Jintao heaped praise on Macau's outgoing Chief Executive Edmund Ho Hau-wah yesterday and promised to send a pair of pandas to the city.

20 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Political Animal

Macau shuts the door on birthday boy

17 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Two similar sets of laws, one basic difference

Following Portugal's Carnation Revolution of 1974, the new socialist government in Lisbon offered to return Macau to China but the offer was turned down. China knew that, if it took back Macau, there would be alarm in Hong Kong. The fates of Macau and Hong Kong were, and still are, very closely connected.

15 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Macau security law praised at handover event

The mainland's top lawmaker yesterday praised Macau for its legislation on national security and maintaining social harmony, as he formally concluded the first 10 years of its post-handover administration.

5 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Pan-democrats refocus efforts on functional constituencies

The proposed de facto referendum on universal suffrage could focus more on opposing the preservation of functional constituencies, in an attempt to avert any consideration by central authorities of re-interpreting the meaning of universal suffrage in the Basic Law.

30 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Tang open to 'one man, two votes' system

Fears that functional constituencies are here to stay increased yesterday after Chief Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen declared that a system of 'one man, two votes' would still be 'fair and equal' if everyone had the chance to vote for the trade-based seats.

20 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

My government will be a team effort: Chui

Being seen as a strong leader was not important, Macau's chief executive-to-be Fernando Chui Sai-on said of his imminent stint in the top role.

The sole candidate, who is to be elected by a 300-member committee next Sunday, was responding to comparisons of himself and incumbent Edmund Ho Hau-wah.

20 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Abolition by expansion eyed for Legco trade seats

The legislature's functional constituencies should be abolished, and the best way to achieve that is by allowing more people to vote in them, a leading researcher on the evolution of Hong Kong's political system has proposed.

3 Jul 2009 - 12:00am