Workers seek unpaid wages Nearly 100 manufacturing workers this week sought to claim 1.5 million patacas in back pay they say a local apparel maker owes them. The company sold its last factory in April without the workers' knowledge, earning about 1.5 million patacas and leaving no assets to be frozen. The workers, from Macau and the mainland, said they were owed three months' pay but had little means to claim it back. Unionists called for wage defaults to be criminalised. African overstayers arrested Police detained 14 Africans in a search on Tuesday for illegal immigrants. The Macau Daily News said there were signs that more Africans were overstaying their visas in the city. More than 30 officers searched the International Centre near the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal, a residential complex known for its high crime rate. The 12 men and two women from Africa failed to produce valid identity documents during the search. Games banknote planned Bank of China's Macau office is expected to issue a 20-pataca Olympic-themed banknote as early as next week - on the heels of the issuing in Beijing of yuan-denominated commemorative banknotes, which sparked a rush by souvenir-hunters. Four million of the notes, featuring Beijing's 'Bird's Nest' stadium and Macau's lotus emblem, will be issued. Clan told to pay damages The Macau Fisherman's Wharf has won a defamation suit against a local clan over the death of a 19-year-old in May 2006. The man died in the theme park in suspicious circumstances and his family blamed it on park managers. In July 2006, dozens of black-clad mourners sent by the clan walked around the park, spreading a huge amount of 'ghost money' and accusing park managers of causing the death. The Court of First Instance ruled that the clan should pay 336,110 patacas in damages.