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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Kuk seeks more concessions on illegal homes

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Olga Wong olga.wong@scmp.com 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 ... every 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. '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 ...

  8. Kuk plays hardball on housing

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com The Heung Yee Kuk yesterday called on villagers to use delaying tactics in the face of an impending crackdown on illegal housing structures- after leading a mock ... and a paper doll resembling her outside kuk headquarters in Sha Tin. 'Carrie Lam has bypassed the kuk... She is enforcing [the crackdown] as a fait accompli,' said Leung Fuk-yuen, a rally ...

  9. Reject kuk's call for country park enclaves compensation

    Posted Sep 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The war cry by the Heung Yee Kuk for more compensation for conservation of country park enclaves must be shot down at once. The zonal compensation for resumption of agricultural land ... is not as the Ombudsman claims a failure of the Planning Department, but that of its masters who tremble in front of the kuk. Worse, the department continues to create new development rights by processing ...

  10. Kuk defends villagers' secret deals

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the long-time practice, said a councillor representing the Heung Yee Kuk, guardian of traditional New Territories interests. His call follows the revelation that villagers in deserted Wong Chuk Yeung, ... it difficult for officers to detect. 'The Heung Yee Kuk has an idea that- since these deals are not something new and there is a genuine need for them- why can't the government just allow ...




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