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  1. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Daniel Heung resigns from public posts over land row

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Yee Kuk said he had moved out in early 1999 after the Lands Department rejected his applications in late 1998 to permit a residential development at the site. Although the Lands Department had ... Chloe Lai Architect Daniel Heung Cheuk-kei- embroiled in a row over misuse of government land- has resigned from two public offices, including chairmanship of the Committee ...

  8. Lau left Exco post 'to handle kuk row'

    Posted Jul 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat said yesterday that he had declined an offer to stay as an Executive Council member under Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying so he ... I decided not to accept the Executive Council appointment so I could focus on the Heung Yee Kuk's work,' he said. Lau said politics in rural New Territories had been 'stirred up like ...

  9. Kuk turnaround raises questions

    Posted May 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The row over illegal structures took a new twist after the powerful Heung Yee Kuk decided to call off a mass protest against a government crackdown. The kuk also urged villagers ... It is encouraging that the villagers have dropped confrontational tactics in fighting enforcement. Interestingly, the kuk's change of heart came a day after a closed-door meeting between its chairman, ...

  10. Kuk wants pound of flesh from new CE

    Posted Apr 16th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Unity they call it. The Heung Yee Kuk is now demanding its pound of flesh from chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying. It's payback time for its eleventh-hour switch from backing Henry ... finesse. That kuk chief Lau Wong-fat practically called a press conference last week to state his demand shows the extent to which the largest rural representative body holds the government ...




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