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  1. Heung Yee Kuk could help in legal fight against poultry ban

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and May Chan The Heung Yee Kuk might help villagers to seek a judicial review of the backyard poultry ban, which it says could be a violation of private property rights guaranteed under the Basic Law. The controversy flared yesterday, the second day of enforcement of the ban, with smaller numbers of poultry seized from villagers. Kuk chairman and legislator Lau ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536556/heung-yee-kuk-could-help-legal-fight-against-poultry-ban
  2. Time for kuk to forswear the clan for the collective

    Posted Dec 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Political survival and longevity usually require adapting to changing circumstances. The Heung Yee Kuk is an exception. As the most powerful representative group in the New Territories, ... of the issues in our article on the facing page suggests. The kuk will only be recognised as the true voice of the New Territories when it is seen to represent all rural residents, rather than a small ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/701229/time-kuk-forswear-clan-collective
  3. Let us have a new village, rail-link protesters say

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... officials said they would discuss with villagers how their proposals could be implemented. Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat has been looking for a plot that is both spacious and cheap enough ... Chun-heung said they would compromise if the government offered them the benefits farmers were entitled to. 'We are all descended from farmers anyway,' Ko said. The bureau said earlier ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/706751/let-us-have-new-village-rail-link-protesters-say
  4. Figurines not enough for farmers

    Posted Apr 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... farmers yesterday vowed to continue pressing the government for compensation, although they said they appreciated the Heung Yee Kuk gesture of offering a $500 gold chicken figurine for each live ... is in breach of the Basic Law. According to the kuk's award scheme, backyard farmers would get a gold chicken worth about $500 for each bird they surrender to the government. About 10 farmers, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544889/figurines-not-enough-farmers
  5. Payouts not penalties for owners, kuk chief says

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... But affected villagers were never compensated. Is it fair?' Lau, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk- a government-recognised body representing the interest of rural villagers- also said ... by Yuen Long rural leader Leung Fuk-yuen involving 4,700 square metres of park used for a private recreation facility. Leung, chairman of Shap Pat Heung rural committee, contends that he did ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998807/payouts-not-penalties-owners-kuk-chief-says
  6. Who said it?

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... We will have history professors explaining that it is our right, not a privilege, to build a small house Heung Yee Kuk member Leung Fuk-yuen It was a big surprise. I'd never imagined that my ball had reached Alaska. I've lost everything in the tsunami Teenager Misaki Murakami, who has now recovered at least one prized possession The battle of France has only just begun... ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/999076/who-said-it
  7. Mai Po reopens to bird fanciers as kuk offers golden chickens

    Posted Apr 14th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... figurine of a chicken for every live bird they handed over. The Heung Yee Kuk said it had made the offer to thank the villagers for their co-operation. Lau Wong-fat, chairman of the New Territories ... by the ban, introduced on February 13 as part of measures to combat bird flu. Speaking after the land-granting ceremony for the kuk's new headquarters at Ma On Shan, Mr Lau said Secretary ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/544728/mai-po-reopens-bird-fanciers-kuk-offers-golden-chickens
  8. Ban on idling engines supported

    Posted May 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... when drivers kept their engines running to keep the air conditioning going. The department said all 18 district councils and the New Territories body the Heung Yee Kuk supported the proposed ban. The kuk suggested more exemptions in the rural areas, where pollution problems were less serious. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/638506/ban-idling-engines-supported
  9. Purchasing 12 priority conservation sites would cost government $20b

    Posted Dec 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... their anger against the environmental minister when the officials briefed Heung Yee-kuk members on the new conservation scheme. The villagers said the scheme infringed their property rights and would ... implementation of the policy or launch it in phases. But Secretary of the Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung ruled out acquiring the sites with public money. Heung Yee-kuk consultant ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/480348/purchasing-12-priority-conservation-sites-would-cost-government-20b
  10. Poultry inspectors warned to expect trouble

    Posted Feb 13th 2006, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Members of the Heung Yee Kuk and district councils said villagers were particularly angry at the government's refusal to compensate them for the loss of their birds. So far only 696 poultry, ... to search private premises if families refuse to surrender their live poultry. Heung Yee Kuk member Lau Wan-hei, a Sai Kung district councillor, said many villagers resented the 'coercive' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/536239/poultry-inspectors-warned-expect-trouble

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