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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  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. Challenge for Heung Yee Kuk chief in village elections

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

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung Two indigenous villagers entered the race for leadership of Lung Kwu Tan, after influential Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat indicated he might step down as the head ... to comment yesterday. As a justice of the peace, Lau will still be eligible to stay as the Heung Yee Kuk chairman even if he does not contest rural elections. Kent Lau, a first-time contender, would ...

  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. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Heung Yee Kuk chief forced to rethink poll switch after protests

    Posted Jul 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung The battle between two Beijing-loyal forces over the Legislative Council's district council-sector seat saw another unexpected twist yesterday, with Heung Yee Kuk ... earlier, after a meeting with DAB vice-chairman and candidate Ip Kwok-him, chairman Tam Yiu-chung and former DAB chairman Tsang Yok-sing, Mr Lau said he had opted to move to the Heung Yee Kuk ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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