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  1. Former kuk boss stood up for NT native sons

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kevin Sinclair During the disturbances of 1967, the government was desperate for public support. Chan Yat-sen, former chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk, helped deliver the backing of rural ... entrenched his power base that he was elected chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk. He stepped down as chairman in 1964 but in 1968 once again won the powerful post, which by then had gained the ear ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/604022/former-kuk-boss-stood-nt-native-sons
  2. Getting his message across

    Posted Oct 12th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'The old-age allowance is for symbolising our respect to the elderly. It is not used for subsistence' Defending the decision not to increase the allowance 'I have a strong yearning for [grandchildren], but the problem is that you cannot for ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/611287/getting-his-message-across
  3. Rural body vows support for Tsang

    Posted Feb 09th 2007, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Albert Wong and Klaudia Lee But members of the Heung Yee Kuk are still seeking better ways to address problems facing rural communities Members of the Heung Yee Kuk pledged their support ... Heung Yee Kuk members are facing several [government] departments, and not one government, then we will find it difficult,' he said. Mr Cheung also called for more responsibilities ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/581325/rural-body-vows-support-tsang
  4. Battle looms for successor to rural leader

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A power struggle is looming among rural leaders after New Territories patriarch Lau Wong-fat- re-elected Heung Yee Kuk chairman yesterday- said he would not seek another term ... represents the interests of indigenous villagers in the New Territories. At a kuk meeting yesterday where he was re-elected unopposed, Mr Lau said: 'Many people have long told me, 'if you ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595267/battle-looms-successor-rural-leader
  5. Succession issue for rural leader

    Posted Jun 02nd 2007, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung A power struggle is looming among rural leaders after New Territories patriarch Lau Wong-fat- re-elected Heung Yee Kuk chairman yesterday- said he would not seek another term ... body, which represents the interests of indigenous villagers in the New Territories. At a kuk meeting yesterday where he was re-elected unopposed, Mr Lau said: 'Many people have long told ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595262/succession-issue-rural-leader
  6. Feast day

    Posted Oct 30th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... About 5,000 people enjoy a traditional pun choi feast featuring fish, meat and vegetables at the Tsuen Wan Sha Tsui Road Playground. The event was sponsored by the Heung Yee Kuk to mark its 32nd council. Guests included Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen, Secretary for Home Affairs Tsang Tak-sing and the deputy director of the central government's liaison office ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/613599/feast-day
  7. In Brief

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the handover. Ms Deng and 26 painters from the mainland who arrived in Hong Kong on Monday will each draw a picture today and jointly create three giant paintings. Kuk handover budget Rural body the Heung Yee Kuk has earmarked a HK$1.5 million budget for activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the handover. On June 30, the Kuk will organise a fireworks display over Tolo Harbour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/589391/brief
  8. The time to scrap village house law is long overdue

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that they are afraid of the Heung Yee Kuk and the power structure within it. I would also like to know what the relationship between the Kuk and the government is. This law needs a hefty overhaul. There must ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/607453/time-scrap-village-house-law-long-overdue
  9. birth rights

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Jason Wordie

    ... is often resold at a tidy profit. Officials of the Heung Yee Kuk, a body that protects villagers' rights, became adept at playing Britain off against China as the 1997 divorce loomed. ... is the indigenous elite's loyalty to the present mainland authorities. In the past, most Heung Yee Kuk stalwarts would have been persecuted as landlords, rich peasants and for all the other manifold ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595402/birth-rights
  10. End 'ding uk' grants before sprawl ruins countryside

    Posted Sep 06th 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... comprehensive plans for the New Territories. And now think of the scale of what is contemplated here. The Heung Yee Kuk, the New Territories lobby group with two functional constituency seats ... and within one generation the Kuk will lobby for another 500 million square feet of floor area, and then again one generation later. It simply cannot be accommodated. It is lunatic even to consider ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/606801/end-ding-uk-grants-sprawl-ruins-countryside

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