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The Macau Metro Monitor, March 18, 2011

GALAXY HIRES 4,000 LOCALS FOR COTAI RESORT Macau Daily Times

According to the Macau Human Resources Office (GRH), Galaxy has already recruited 4,000 locals in exchange for approval for 2,000 imported workers at Galaxy Macau.  The number did not include the 500 imported construction workers already approved previously to Galaxy.

If the company is unable to hire enough local people before the deadline, Galaxy will need to apply to the GRH for an extension or else the Government may cut its imported labour quotas.

POLITICAL INFLUENCE OF GAMING COULD INCREASE Macau Daily Times

Guangzhou Sun Yat-sen University professor Chen Lijun warned that if Macau moves toward direct election, gaming operators "might become more active in politics and may influence the election of the Chief Executive and control the legislative output."  If that were to happen, the control of the gaming industry “will be weakened and corroded,” Chen added.

SHELDON ADELSON ADDED AS DEFENDANT IN JACOBS' LAWSUIT: REPORT macaubusiness.com

LVS CEO Adelson has been added as a defendant in the lawsuit filed against LVS and Sands China by former Sands CEO Steve Jacobs.