The Macau Metro Monitor, November 26th, 2010
POLICY ADDRESS FOR ECONOMY AND FINANCE: IMPORTED LABOUR APPROVAL IN TWO MONTHS Macau Daily Times
Secretary Tam announced that to help local SMEs, the government has set a two-month deadline for 2011 for the approval of imported labour requests. There will be no changes to its current imported labour policy. Tam reiterated that the import of workers will only be approved after the local human resources are being “used properly”. As of September 2010, some 4,100 skilled workers have obtained residency in Macau
PASSENGER TRAFFIC AT CHANGI UP 7.9% Strait Times
Changi airport handled 3.58 million passengers in October 2010. October's 7.9% YoY increase is the slowest growth this year.
ILLEGAL WORKERS FOUND AT GALAXY MACAU'S SITE macaubusiness.com
Macau authorities found 21 illegal workers during a raid on the Galaxy Macau construction site.
'END FREE CASINO TRIPS' Strait Times
Tang Nai Soon, a Malaysian lawmaker, said in the state assembly that he wants S'pore casinos to stop offering free trips to Malaysians and to discourage them from gambling across the Johor-Singapore Causeway. He thinks an entrance fee should be levied on Malaysians and a limit should be imposed on the number of trips.