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  1. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We hope to put up a hard fight in court Lam Kwok-cheong on the Heung Yee Kuk's plan to challenge the government crackdown against illegal structures This is completely unfair. I urge the government to release my parents The daughter of disabled activist Ni Yulan (above) after her parents were sentenced to jail The heavy human and economic costs of the crisis underscore the importance ...

  2. Talking points

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... nuclear plant in Fukui prefecture are expected to go online next month, despite objections raised by the mayor of Osaka, the city the plant serves. Kuk meeting considers new date for protest The Heung Yee Kuk, which looks after the interests of indigenous New Territories residents, is expected to choose a date for its delayed protest against government plans to dismantle illegal ...

  3. In Brief

    Posted Feb 01st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... legislator had not submitted her election expenses. The deadline is next Monday. Kuk seeks relaxed ID card rules The Heung Yee Kuk has asked the government to relax the rules for children of New Territories overseas emigrants to apply for Hong Kong identity cards. The kuk's vice-chairman, Daniel Lam Wai-keung, said it had received hundreds of complaints from second- and third-generation ...

  4. Old leases without height restrictions cannot override statutes passed later

    Posted Jul 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... I refer to the recent comments by the Heung Yee Kuk on a possible judicial review regarding the lack of height restrictions on the lots described as 'house' in the Block Crown Leases issued in 1905. The kuk appears to regard the Block Crown Lease as the only thing governing land use in the New Territories. How about the Buildings Ordinance (Application to the New ...

  5. Rural body proposes conservation fund

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Heung Yee Kuk has proposed setting up a conservation fund- partly financed by the proceeds of land premiums- to settle land disputes in the New Territories involving ... conservation. 'The kuk and the landowners have been demonised and badmouthed for a long time and accused of not supporting protection of the environment,' Mr Cheung said. 'This has ...

  6. Rural body joins the tax reduction chorus

    Posted Jan 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... month's budget. Tse Kwok-sang, a councillor of the Heung Yee Kuk, the representative body for indigenous villagers, said this would help the middle-class reap the fruits of the economic recovery. ... rate. Mr Tse said the government should also consider raising the child allowance to encourage married couples to have more children. Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat said the body also suggested ...

  7. Legco to report on Lau's failure to disclose assets

    Posted Apr 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... exclusively on Legco declarations by Lau, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk, as the committee had no power to investigate his Exco responsibilities. It was revealed in September that Lau had failed ...

  8. Village people seek equal rights

    Posted Jun 15th 2005, 12:00am by Sandy Li

    ... lending policy for village houses following improvements in the quality of their construction. Developers of village houses and Heung Yee Kuk, the body representing rural interests, said ... 'It is hard to say what is right or wrong, but it is the insurers' business decision,' Ms Lee said. For Heung Yee Kuk vice-chairman Daniel Lam Wai-keung, however, this view of small ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Dec 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... support for her steadfast stand to enforce building regulations that have been so flagrantly disregarded. The Heung Yee Kuk rural affairs body apparently supports this kind of intimidating behaviour, and will attempt to use delaying tactics so that any enforcement actions will have to be taken by the next administration in 2012 ('Kuk plays hardball on housing', November 29). ...

  10. Business - Companies - RESTAURANTS

    Tao Heung sets sights on local diners despite weak consumption sentiment

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Tao Heung targets promotions at local diners Hong Kong's retail and catering sectors may have long relied on mainland tourists for growth, but homegrown consumers remain Tao Heung's bread and butter. Most of the chain's 3.5 million diners a month are Hongkongers, despite weak local consumption being blamed for slow retail sales growth, ...




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