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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 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 ...

  4. Kuk banquet wins Guinness record

    Posted Mar 17th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A Heung Yee Kuk-organised pun choi (big bowl feast) banquet attended by more than 14,000 people last year has won a place in the Guinness World Records for the largest such gathering, the Kuk said yesterday. Last month, Guinness World Records sent Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat a certificate confirming the banquet- in which 14,459 guests dined at about 1,600 tables- had ...

  5. Kuk to discuss illegal works scheme

    Posted Apr 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Rural affairs body the Heung Yee Kuk will hold a special meeting tomorrow to discuss whether to comply with a registration system the government laid down in its ... be kept and the registration renewed after five years. Leung Fuk-yuen, chairman of Shap Pat Heung rural committee and a vocal opponent of the crackdown, said the Kuk would seek a consensus ...

  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 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. Kuk leader denies knowledge of road-access row

    Posted Dec 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... relative,' Lau said last night. As the head of the rural-affairs body Heung Yee Kuk, Lau has been helping the villagers in Tsoi Yuen Tsuen. The lawmaker said he had not heard of any complaints from the villagers. The kuk represents the general interest of New Territories villagers, and has been acting as a mediator between the government and local villagers in case of disputes. 'I have ...

  10. Tsoi Yuen villagers' last stand before the bulldozers move in

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Kobi Chan

    ... might buy land from Lau Wong-fat, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk, who owns land in the New Territories. But Lau, who has been liaising with the government on the villagers' behalf over ...




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