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BILLIONAIRE HO’S WIFE SAYS TYCOON IMPROVING, APPLE DAILY SAYS bloomberg.com

Stanley Ho is recovering, according to a report citing his third wife published in the Chinese-language newspaper, Apple Daily.  Ho’s wife, Chan Un Chan, visited the hospital yesterday and responded with “yes” when asked if his condition was better. 

Ho’s spokesman also labeled any speculation that the casino mogul had suffered a stroke and was immobile as being “unfounded”.

 

MACAU’S SWINE FLU CASES REACH ALMOST 400  macaunews.com.mo

Thirty-seven more cases of A (H1N1) flue were announced on Sunday by the Health Bureau, bringing the total number of cases to 394.   The spread of the virus is still considered moderate and there have been no fatal cases.

CORRUPT COPS TARGETED IN CRIME BLITZ scmp.com

More than ten senior police officers have been detained on suspicion of being connected with crime gangs in Chongqing.  Many of these crime gangs have set up loan-sharking operations in Macau, preying on Chongqing businessmen going to Macau for vacations.  Police have said Chongqing loansharks held 30 billion yuan (HK$34 billion) in extortionist loans.  The Chairman of Chongqing Municipal Private Business Association, Huang Wei, remarked that, “At least half of these loans” were made in Macau.