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  1. 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 ...

  2. More cash for villagers affected by high-speed rail link

    Posted Oct 10th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... and necessary equipment to present proposals, but she would invite villagers to another meeting at nearby Wang Toi Shan- a larger village with better facilities- on Tuesday. Rural leader and Heung Yee ... villagers are more than 70 years old and are not very mobile,' Ko Chun-heung, a spokeswoman for some of the 150 households, said. 'The minister should come to see for herself how ...

  3. Villagers set to fight removal

    Posted Nov 01st 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... It is understood the government will build a road connecting Tsoi Yuen village's new neighbourhood at nearby Pat Heung with the Tai Lam Tunnel. Tsoi Yuen villagers agreed to forfeit their election rights for the community's representative on the Heung Yee Kuk advisory body in exchange for the landowners' signature on their deal. But no deal has been sealed so far and the clock ...

  4. Don't evict villagers yet, academics urge officials

    Posted Nov 18th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... high-speed railway to Guangzhou. About 50 households decided to continue their village lifestyle under a farming reinstatement scheme and found a site in Pat Heung with the help of the rural affairs body Heung Yee Kuk. The 145,000 sq ft site will cost about HK$18 million. But so far these households have failed to reach a deal with the indigenous villagers who own the new site. ...

  5. Last holdouts in village will sign for rail compensation tomorrow

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... to maintain their community and way of life as farmers. Ko said the villagers would trust the Heung Yee Kuk and the Transport and Housing Bureau to find by March a site for rebuilding of the village, ... that the government would find a site nearby to rebuild their village. Villager Ko Chun-heung said the 90 remaining families would sign. 'This is the last compromise we will make. We will not make any ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Kuk chief in HK$5m access row

    Posted Dec 19th 2010, 12:00am by Sherry Lee

    ... for Lau, who is also chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk, the powerful group representing New Territories indigenous villagers, confirmed Leung had made the HK$500,000 demand. Lau, who brokered the deal ... and days before the deadline to pay for the land they were buying- they were told someone else wanted an additional HK$5 million. Lau's spokesman said the Heung Yee Kuk head had not heard ...

  8. school news

    Posted Nov 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... activities leading to the school's Open Day on November 19 and 20. Heung Yee Kuk Yuen Long District Secondary School There were smiles, cheers and fun at Yuen Long Pool for the Heung Yee Kuk ... as a special guest and was given a warm welcome. The results included: Girls' individual champion Grade A: Leung Hiu Lam (5C) Heung House Boys' individual champion Grade A: Rainfield Mak, ...

  9. Doomed village filled with Mid-Autumn merriment

    Posted Sep 20th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... was cheerful. That's because after months of intense negotiations with officials and the Heung Yee Kuk, villagers are confident of finalising a HK$18 million deal to buy a site in Pat Heung to rebuild the village. 'With the help of the government and the Heung Yee Kuk, the Pak Heung residents who used to disapprove of having us as their new neighbours have changed their mind,' ...

  10. Kuk chief acquires more plots in NT

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat has acquired 32 more blocks of land in the New Territories since he joined the Executive Council at the beginning of the year. The latest information was published on Exco's official website as the government updated members' declarations of assets. Mr Lau declared ownership of 320 blocks of land and property ...




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