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  1. News - Hong Kong - NEW TERRITORIES

    Heung Yee Kuk chief Lau Wong-fat softens on 2047 end to housing right

    Posted Nov 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Olga Wong

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com Lau Wong-fat is not against making 2047 the end of a policy allowing male villagers to build home Kuk chief softens on housing right The chief of the powerful rural affairs body has softened his opposition to the idea of scrapping in 2047 a policy that allows male indigenous villagers in the New Territories to build three-storey houses. Heung Yee Kuk ...

  2. Time to bring to an end the Heung Yee Kuk's privileges

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... with Jake van der Kamp In seeking to protect the legitimate traditional interests of indigenous villagers, the [Heung Yee] Kuk must be sensitive to the concerns of the broader population ... another unexpected twist yesterday with Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat on the verge of a U-turn not to seek re-election in the functional constituency. After angry outbursts ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HERITAGE

    A monument-to-be for pillar of society

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com A monument-to-be for pillar of society The home of a man who helped set up the forerunner to the powerful Heung Yee Kuk looks set to become a monument. Fat Tat ... The committee is seen as the predecessor of the New Territories' rural affairs council, the Heung Yee Kuk, which was founded two years later. Kwan-lan was appointed by the colonial governor ...

  7. DAB's Ip sees tough fight at the ballot box

    Posted Jul 25th 2008, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... the Heung Yee Kuk, is expecting stiff opposition at the ballot box. The pan-democratic camp, which is not fielding a candidate and which has nearly a quarter of the votes in the constituency, could ... representative in Legco. He had been expected to stand for re-election for the seat, but has said he will make way for Mr Ip and will contest the Heung Yee Kuk functional constituency instead. That has ...

  8. Regroup to survive, schools are advised

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Polly Hui

    ... officials and nearly 60 representatives of village schools and parents, organised by the Heung Yee Kuk yesterday, Mr Cheung called on the village schools to consider his proposal. However, he ... the strength of rural education as well as many of the teachers of the village schools. Parents who favour rural over urban schools can also be given a choice.' He called on the Heung Yee Kuk ...

  9. school news

    Posted Feb 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of which have been continuously and consistently enhanced over the past year. The dance club and the school choir gave a remarkable performance. Heung Yee Kuk Tai Po District Secondary School Open Day at Heung Yee Kuk Tai Po District Secondary School was held on December 19. The event had three main areas of focus. The first was displays by the school's various clubs ...

  10. Power broker Lau sees off village challenge

    Posted Jan 24th 2011, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Tanna Chong

    ... election still marked a turning point in rural politics, with the decades-long dominance of Lau being challenged on his home turf, which has been the political foundation of the Heung Yee Kuk chief ... looked relaxed yesterday. 'I am happy no matter if I am winning or losing,' the 74-year-old Kuk chief said. 'I believe the villagers know how to choose the right one.' He said ...




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