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  1. Kuk to rally against housing crackdown

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Rural affairs body the Heung Yee Kuk is organising a rally next month to solicit support from urban residents for its fight to retain illegal housing structures in the New Territories. At a kuk meeting yesterday, Leung Fuk-yuen, chairman of the Shap Pat Heung Rural Committee, said he expected 10,000 villagers would turn up for the May 23 rally in Chater ...

  2. Kuk seeks more concessions on illegal homes

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The Heung Yee Kuk has urged the government to let owners of village houses that exceed the three-storey limit to keep them until they redevelop them, as long as they are safe. ... five years. Structures over the limit must be demolished. Still, the kuk is asking for more. 'I won't say we are asking for an amnesty as it would imply we have committed an offence ...

  3. Daniel Heung resigns from public posts over land row

    Posted Aug 16th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Yee Kuk said he had moved out in early 1999 after the Lands Department rejected his applications in late 1998 to permit a residential development at the site. Although the Lands Department had ... Chloe Lai Architect Daniel Heung Cheuk-kei- embroiled in a row over misuse of government land- has resigned from two public offices, including chairmanship of the Committee ...

  4. Kuk to fight demolition orders

    Posted Apr 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com New Territories power brokers the Heung Yee Kuk will 'definitely' launch a judicial review when villagers receive the first demolition orders under a new policy on illegal structures which kicks in today. That was the promise from kuk vice-chairman Cheung Hok-ming as building officers prepare to inspect nine villages in the New Territories ...

  5. Kuk seeks to hold the law in contempt

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as many illegally built floors as they please on their multi-storey houses, not just a half-floor enclosure. Nothing less. This is what the Heung Yee Kuk, the largest rural representative body, ... But that's not enough. Kuk vice-chairman Daniel Lam Wai-keung explained why: 'If unauthorised structures of three-storey houses that proved to be safe can be tolerated, why isn't it applied ...

  6. Kuk backs families in court struggle

    Posted Apr 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Rural affairs organisation the Heung Yee Kuk is backing two families in court fights over illegal structures at their homes in the New Territories as it steps up ... the Buildings Department for exceeding the three-storey limit on village houses. The kuk will find lawyers to fight the two cases and hopes to file an application for judicial review of one case ...

  7. C.Y. faces first unity test as kuk calls for amnesty

    Posted Apr 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tang Ying-yen. Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau urged the incoming administration to accept all additions to village houses so that Leung could achieve the reconciliation he has been calling for. Lau ... grounds.' The kuk originally supported Tang in the election, but backed Leung in the March 25 poll. While Leung has not made a firm proposal to settle the issue, he is known for his tough stance ...

  8. Snub won't hurt vote for top post, says kuk boss

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Heung Yee Kuk, which is expected to declare support for Henry Tang Ying-yen soon. Heung Yee Kuk chief Lau Wong-fat said he invited all the contenders to the full-house reception in Sha Tin- held on the seventh day of every Lunar New Year- but only Tang attended. He said Leung phoned to explain his 'no-show' and that it would not affect how the kuk allocated its 28 votes ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Dec 01st 2013, 05:38am

    ... We need to protect our villages as the martyrs protected our traditional rights Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat on fighting plans to incorporate an enclave into a country park   I realise that I cannot be forgiven for my offensives [sic] but I beg for pardon An alleged apology by Merrill Newman, a US war veteran detained in North Korea   The elite need someone to protect ...

  10. 'Powerful' kuk may use votes to bargain

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Colleen Lee colleen.lee@scmp.com The 28 votes the Heung Yee Kuk holds in the chief executive poll put it in a 'powerful' position to defy the government's crackdown ... University's department of government and public administration, said the two candidates were now engaged in battle. 'The votes that the Heung Yee Kuk holds will play a key role. It is now ...




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