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  1. News - Hong Kong - NEW TERRITORIES

    Heung Yee Kuk eyes information bank to strengthen arsenal in government negotiations

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 10:36am by FANNY FUNG

    ... to boost its image The rural powerbrokers of the Heung Yee Kuk are seeking to strengthen their bargaining power by setting up an archive and developing research capability after a series of clashes ... could offer a rich source of material for anyone studying the area. “No institution is in a better position than the Heung Yee Kuk to establish such a collection, because all along the kuk has ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Heung Yee Kuk factions split over plan to form political party

    Posted Feb 09th 2014, 04:13am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG, Tanna Chong

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Tanna Chong Heung Yee Kuk split over plan to form party A split has emerged between two factions of the Heung Yee Kuk over the idea of forming a political party after one leader talked up the plan and another expressed scepticism. The idea has taken root as the kuk's relations with Leung Chun-ying's administration have soured. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Heung Yee Kuk reveal further details of plan to form new political party

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 04:30am by LO WEI

    ... of the Heung Yee Kuk has welcomed non-indigenous villagers to join its planned new political party. Daniel Lam Wai-keung yesterday offered further details of the new party, revealed earlier by kuk ... to use the Heung Yee Kuk name for the planned party and raise funds. Earlier, Lau had said lessons had been learned from the kuk's failed attempts to block the plan to incorporate Tai Long ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Heung Yee Kuk ready to fight against inclusion of enclave in country park

    Posted Nov 30th 2013, 04:00pm by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Shirley Zhao shirley.zhao@scmp.com Rural body's leaders make ritual offerings as they gear up to resist government proposal to incorporate an enclave into a country park Heung Yee Kuk prepare for Legco fight The rural power brokers of the Heung Yee Kuk made offerings of roast suckling pig and rice liquor yesterday to honour those who fought British colonial forces in the 19th ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    Heung Yee Kuk has too much power in Legco

    Posted Nov 21st 2013, 04:21am

    ... Kuk chief's power in Legco hurts majority of HK's population There is little doubt that Legco member Lau Wong-fat is the most effective and influential politician in Hong Kong. However, Lau concentrates almost exclusively on his own narrow Heung Yee Kuk constituency, and his attendance and voting record at Legco indicate that he has little interest in the wider issues ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Heung Yee Kuk to petition, but not protest, outside Legco over park plan

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 04:37pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com Rural powerbrokers plan rally in support of motion to keep enclave out of country park Kuk to petition, but not protest, outside Legco Rural powerbrokers the Heung Yee Kuk will rally supporters to surround the Legislative Council building next month in a "marathon-style petition" ahead of a vote on whether an enclave should be folded ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Heung Yee Kuk leader backs idea of country park flats

    Posted Sep 11th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong and Gary Cheung

    ... of country parks. It would depend on the local context to decide its proportion Lau, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk, said a review would help the government strike a balance between protecting ... Olga Wong and Gary Cheung Lau Wong-fat urges review of protected areas, saying homes could be built on less ecologically sensitive land to ease city's housing shortage Kuk leader ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - HOUSING

    Heung Yee Kuk leader faults lack of action on small-house policy

    Posted Sep 12th 2013, 12:00am by Olga Wong, Gary Cheung

    ... Olga Wong and Gary Cheung Rural leader says he is 'disappointed' in Leung administration's failure to discuss review of policy or address New Territories land shortage Kuk chief faults lack of action on small houses Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat expressed disappointment at the lack of action by Leung Chun-ying's administration's on reviewing ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - NEW TERRITORIES

    Heung Yee Kuk chief Lau Wong-fat softens on 2047 end to housing right

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Lau Wong-fat is not against making 2047 the end of a policy allowing male villagers to build home Kuk chief softens on housing right The chief of the powerful rural affairs body has softened his opposition to the idea of scrapping in 2047 a policy that allows male indigenous villagers in the New Territories to build three-storey houses. Heung Yee Kuk ...

  10. 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 ...




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