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  1. Villagers may protest over slaughterhouse

    Posted Apr 01st 2006, 12:00am by Gary Cheung

    ... Gary Cheung An outspoken rural politician yesterday threatened to mobilise hundreds of Sheung Shui villagers to join protests against the government's plan to build a poultry slaughterhouse. Brian Kan Ping-chee, one of the heads of Tsung Pak Long village and a former champion horse trainer, criticised the government for having failed to consult residents before unveiling ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/542938/villagers-may-protest-over-slaughterhouse
  2. Phantoms of village voting

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ..., there will also be ballots to select representatives of native sons. The complex arrangements were agonisingly hammered out before the 2004 village elections so indigenous villagers could retain control ... for the New Territories in 1898. Many of these voters do not live in the villages. This is no problem: the indigenous representative deals only with clan and traditional affairs. The residential ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/558688/phantoms-village-voting
  3. Teed-off villagers in grave response

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani More than 100 indigenous villagers yesterday staged a mass grave sweeping at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling in protest against the club's refusal to grant them ... met,' Mr Palmes said. 'We have had many complaints from members.' North District councillor Liu Chiu-wa said the club and indigenous villagers had had a good relationship in the past. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538148/teed-villagers-grave-response
  4. Zoning plan leaves us no room to move, say Sham Chung villagers

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Indigenous villagers in Sham Chung are to fight a zoning proposal they say creates a conservation area that is too large and leaves them too little space to build ... Mr Li said there could be nearly 1,000 indigenous villagers who are entitled to build houses on the site. He said the zoning had not taken their basic rights into account. 'Some of them ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/537138/zoning-plan-leaves-us-no-room-move-say-sham-chung-villagers
  5. Villagers create Legco ruckus in housing row

    Posted May 25th 2006, 12:00am by Ambrose Leung

    ... Article 40 of the Basic Law- which says traditional rights for indigenous villagers should be protected- meant the small-house policy should be maintained. He said the policy was open to abuse. ... Ambrose Leung Rowdy New Territories villagers yesterday tried to mob Democratic Party legislator Albert Ho Chun-yan in Legco to demand an apology for remarks he made over a rural housing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/550209/villagers-create-legco-ruckus-housing-row
  6. Take kuk at its word and village-house nightmare will disappear

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... height restrictions on these buildings. But first some background. The small house policy adopted in 1972 provides that every indigenous male NT villager over the age 18 may build a single three-storey 2,100 square foot home on a 700 square foot site in his village. Note immediately the discriminatory nature of the policy. Women are excluded and other indigenous Hong Kong residents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538567/take-kuk-its-word-and-village-house-nightmare-will-disappear
  7. Mixed reception over plans to change village housing policy

    Posted Mar 02nd 2006, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... May Chan and Robin Kwong Lobby groups, legislators and villagers are at loggerheads over proposed amendments to the controversial small-house policy and its possible eventual abolition. The government said earlier this week it was considering scrapping the policy, which gives the male line of indigenous families the right to build a three-storey house on a 700 sqft plot ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538564/mixed-reception-over-plans-change-village-housing-policy
  8. Government admits village project

    Posted Feb 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... houses?' he asked. Mr Lok demands to know why there was no public notification of the development. 'If an indigenous villager wants to build a single house there has to be a notice put up on the village public notice board. But now we hear there are 21 houses being built and not one notice has been posted.' Indigenous villager Cheung Wai-shing said: 'Trees which have grown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/535249
  9. Ping Shan village reaps rewards for keeping rural traditions alive

    Posted Nov 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... alive. The organisers and indigenous villagers spent a year collecting suggestions from district officers, rural workers, businessmen and friends. They visited more than 40 villages ... Danny Mok Ping Shan village was rewarded yesterday for winning the Preserving the Villages 2006 Competition, for its residents' extraordinary efforts in keeping their traditions alive ...

    http://www.scmp.com/node/572477
  10. Teed-off villagers in grave action

    Posted Feb 27th 2006, 12:00am by Ravina Shamdasani

    ... Ravina Shamdasani More than 100 indigenous villagers yesterday staged a mass grave sweeping at the Hong Kong Golf Club in Fanling in protest against the club's refusal to grant them 'playing rights' at two courses. It was the fourth demonstration in two months by scores of villagers banging gongs and cymbals at their ancestors' graves. Club general manager Howard ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/538139/teed-villagers-grave-action

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