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  1. Heung Yee Kuk chief plays peacemaker in village row

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Tanna Chong Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat tried to act as peacemaker yesterday amid government criticism of an angry protest by villagers on Monday against the crackdown ... of the kuk, said it would convene a general assembly on Tuesday. 'The chairman will appeal to villagers to calm down,' Lam said, adding that there would be a statement to clarify ...

  2. Heung Yee Kuk unveils new base

    Posted Apr 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The New Territories power brokers of the Heung Yee Kuk have a new headquarters- a HK$200 million, three-storey, 40,000-square-foot complex complete with a grand theatre and ambitions of becoming a wedding venue. And even pan-democrats are free to use it, provided they pay, says the politically conservative kuk, led by Executive Council member Lau Wong-fat. Chief ...

  3. Heung Yee Kuk does little to help

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in helping to tackle the problem. The Heung Yee Kuk Ordinance states that it shall as far as possible be 'truly representative of informed and responsible opinion in the New Territories'. ... issue and that the problem cannot be resolved with laws alone. Such remarks only sidestep the crux of the matter. Historically, the kuk was a useful consultation forum to the British colonial ...

  4. Heung Yee Kuk chief disclosures probed

    Posted Mar 17th 2011, 12:00am by Malik Yusuf

    ... is chairman of the powerful Heung Yee Kuk- as the committee has no power to investigate his Exco responsibilities, according to another person familiar with the probe. While he declined to comment ... recent disclosure to Exco in January, the number of properties decreased to 491. But Lau, who represents the Heung Yee Kuk functional constituency, has not updated his Legco land and property ...

  5. Loyal Heung Yee Kuk chief joins in outrage over budget

    Posted Apr 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong One of the government's staunchest supporters yesterday joined the chorus of opposition to its controversial budget. As the Legislative Council began a two-day debate on the budget proposals, Lau Wong-fat accused officials of failing to tackle chronic social problems with viable long-term policies. The Executive Council member and Heung Yee Kuk chief, who ...

  6. Power broker Lau sees off village challenge

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Tanna Chong

    ... election still marked a turning point in rural politics, with the decades-long dominance of Lau being challenged on his home turf, which has been the political foundation of the Heung Yee Kuk chief ... looked relaxed yesterday. 'I am happy no matter if I am winning or losing,' the 74-year-old Kuk chief said. 'I believe the villagers know how to choose the right one.' He said ...

  7. Kuk may field its own candidates for Legco

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung in Beijing In a move to seek more political influence, the Heung Yee Kuk is considering running candidates for direct election in its own right in next year's ... villagers to secure more seats. The kuk in 2008 joined the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong and the New Territories Association of Societies to field a slate ...

  8. Rising star takes over rural post from kuk leader

    Posted Mar 25th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung New Territories political rising star Junius Ho Kwan-yiu will take up leadership of Tuen Mun Rural Committee next month after Heung Yee Kuk chief Lau Wong-fat was barred from seeking re-election for the post he has held for 41 years. It is the latest challenge to the long-time kuk supremo, who in January was re-elected head of his home village amid ...

  9. In the spotlight

    Posted Jan 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and Heung Yee Kuk chief Lau Wong-fat was widely criticised for failing to disclose more than half of the 724 units of land and property in his portfolio, demonstrating once again that the rich get ...

  10. Leung, Tang woo kuk with proposals

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the support of the powerful Heung Yee Kuk. In a meeting with more than 1,000 village representatives, former chief secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen proposed relaxing the height rule on village houses ... entertainment and financial services. 'If you are asking for new thinking, this is the new thinking,' Leung said. Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat said after the meeting that he was good friends ...




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