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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 does little to help

    Posted Jun 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in helping to tackle the problem. The Heung Yee Kuk Ordinance states that it shall as far as possible be 'truly representative of informed and responsible opinion in the New Territories'. ... issue and that the problem cannot be resolved with laws alone. Such remarks only sidestep the crux of the matter. Historically, the kuk was a useful consultation forum to the British colonial ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. Kuk leaders seek clarity on village house policy

    Posted Sep 21st 2004, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung Four Heung Yee Kuk leaders newly elected to the Legislative Council have urged the government to map out the future of the small-house policy that entitles indigenous male ... to discuss the issue after the new legislative session starts next month. Mr Lam, the lawmaker representing the Heung Yee Kuk functional constituency, said they would urge the administration to clear ...

  10. 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 ...




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