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  1. Time to bring to an end the Heung Yee Kuk's privileges

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp In seeking to protect the legitimate traditional interests of indigenous villagers, the [Heung Yee] Kuk must be sensitive to the concerns of the broader population ... another unexpected twist yesterday with Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat on the verge of a U-turn not to seek re-election in the functional constituency. After angry outbursts ...

  2. Heung Yee Kuk chairman quits Liberal Party

    Posted Sep 12th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Ambrose Leung Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat has quit the Liberal Party amid a row over his backing of a candidate for the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment ... Territories West in Sunday's election, after winning the Heung Yee Kuk seat uncontested. Former Liberal lawmaker Selina Chow Liang Shuk-yee, who failed to win re-election in the same ...

  3. Heung Yee Kuk chief forced to rethink poll switch after protests

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The battle between two Beijing-loyal forces over the Legislative Council's district council-sector seat saw another unexpected twist yesterday, with Heung Yee Kuk ... earlier, after a meeting with DAB vice-chairman and candidate Ip Kwok-him, chairman Tam Yiu-chung and former DAB chairman Tsang Yok-sing, Mr Lau said he had opted to move to the Heung Yee Kuk ...

  4. DAB's Ip sees tough fight at the ballot box

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the Heung Yee Kuk, is expecting stiff opposition at the ballot box. The pan-democratic camp, which is not fielding a candidate and which has nearly a quarter of the votes in the constituency, could ... representative in Legco. He had been expected to stand for re-election for the seat, but has said he will make way for Mr Ip and will contest the Heung Yee Kuk functional constituency instead. That has ...

  5. Liberals hope to profit from the kuk-DAB rift

    Posted Jul 24th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk, which represents traditional New Territories interests- said he would not stand for the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong in the district councils constituency but in the Heung Yee Kuk constituency. This was to allow a DAB vice-chairman, Ip Kwok-him, a shot at the district councils seat. Kuk members oppose the switch, ...

  6. Kuk members back chief in clash with Liberals

    Posted Sep 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Heung Yee Kuk members have thrown their support behind chairman Lau Wong-fat in his dispute with the Liberal Party which led to his resignation from the party. The New Territories advisory body has defended Mr Lau's canvassing for kuk vice-chairman and Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong member Cheung Hok-ming during the Legislative ...

  7. Kuk backs away from a fight with DAB for districts seat, but discontent lingers

    Posted Jul 26th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Ambrose Leung The row between rural patriarchs and their pro-government ally took a new twist yesterday, with the Heung Yee Kuk deciding against defending the district councils functional ... to give up the district councils seat and switch to the Heung Yee Kuk constituency. This was to allow Ip Kwok-him, a DAB vice-chairman, to run for the district councils seat. In an emergency ...

  8. Quotes of The Week

    Posted Nov 08th 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... a company profit warning on the day he was to attend, as a core member, the first meeting of the government's taskforce on economic challenges to tackle the city's economic woes Some Heung Yee Kuk members say I am not hard-working enough. It's just that my working style is different Daniel Lam Wai-keung, long-time influential member of the kuk, the powerful group ...

  9. Kuk chairman tipped for cabinet at Beijing's urging

    Posted Oct 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung, Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung and Ambrose Leung Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat is tipped to join the Executive Council in Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's upcoming cabinet reshuffle. A source familiar ... brother-in-law and a former lawmaker, to contest the Heung Yee Kuk constituency while he defended his district councils sector seat. 'But he backed down on July 18 and switched back to the kuk ...

  10. DAB vice-chief in confusing on-again, off-again candidacy

    Posted Jul 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... just as the incumbent District Council sector lawmaker, Lau Wong-fat, announced he would pull out of the race for that seat. Mr Lau, the Heung Yee Kuk chairman, had earlier said he was keenly interested in reclaiming it and explained yesterday's U-turn by saying he had decided to stand for the Heung Yee Kuk sector seat, instead. Negotiations are believed to have taken place between ...




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