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  1. Basic Law protects village-house rights of New Territories' indigenous residents

    Posted Nov 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... additional requirements. In his book Hong Kong Metamorphosis Bray declared the policy a success and that if some indigenous villagers 'have made money out of the policy, I do not grudge ... of a 99-year lease agreement with China. The indigenous residents were not consulted on this agreement and, when the British hoisted their flag in Tai Po in 1899, they rebelled. The rebellion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/985945/basic-law-protects-village-house-rights-new-territories-indigenous-residents
  2. Expat poll winner's village lockout

    Posted Feb 14th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... for a third time as the second head of the village in South Lantau last month with a one-vote margin. Nine registered voters chose him, out of 17 who cast the ballot. The other head is an indigenous villager. 'The indigenous representative [Mo Ngan-fuk] restricted me from entering the office. It was never opened to the public,' said Brown, an engineer with the MTR Corporation. 'I ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/738124/expat-poll-winners-village-lockout
  3. Kuk defends villagers' secret deals

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Indigenous villagers who sell their rights to build small houses have legitimate reasons for doing so, and the government should normalise ... restrictions on small-house rights, such as limiting the sale of small houses to non-indigenous villagers or even putting an end to the small-house policy entirely. Lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983883/kuk-defends-villagers-secret-deals
  4. Watchdog attacks chiefs' powers

    Posted Dec 13th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com The city's development northwards and the power granted to village chiefs to decide who is an indigenous villager have compromised rural elections, ... tremendously disproportionate power, without any checks and balances imposed by the government. 'The most powerful right of the heads of indigenous villages is their power to authenticate ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/987646/watchdog-attacks-chiefs-powers
  5. Village demand for land 'infinite'

    Posted Nov 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Cheung Chi-fai Officials are struggling to find suitable land for housing in the face of 'infinite' demand from indigenous New Territories residents to build village ... followed by North District's 364 requests and 123 grants. Policymakers keep no statistics on the male indigenous villager population. The closest estimate was in 2003 by the kuk, which put ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983716/village-demand-land-infinite
  6. Poll villagers give party spirit their vote

    Posted Jan 03rd 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... yesterday included 52 villages that voted for indigenous- inhabitant representatives and 39 villages for resident representatives. Some of these same villages could hold elections for both types ... for indigenous and resident representatives- was introduced in 2003. This year, a record 1,753 candidates are competing for 1,484 posts. In Wang Toi Shan, Yuen Long, villagers from Wing Ning Lei Tsuen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734660/poll-villagers-give-party-spirit-their-vote
  7. Villagers home in on profits

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Paggie Leung paggie.leung@scmp.com Soaring property prices have made rural land sites increasingly expensive- and highly sought-after- as indigenous villagers and developers hold ... land,' Man, who is neither a landlord nor a descendant of indigenous villagers, said. 'By offering the site my friend would not need to pay a penny, but agreed to take the ground floor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/968069/villagers-home-profits
  8. Possible candidates for chief executive failed to deal with village house issue

    Posted Nov 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... remained confident that they don't have to say anything, as there would be a physical end to the game. The truth is that every indigenous villager's son feels entitled to a land grant, ... Eager to win their 28 votes, it is understandable that the (alleged) candidates competing for the chief executive position failed to remind a meeting of 1,000 Heung Yee Kuk villagers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/984316/possible-candidates-chief-executive-failed-deal-village-house-issue
  9. Housing project at centre of village row

    Posted Jan 28th 2011, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... to a site earmarked for small houses and a car park. Forty-seven Tsoi Yuen families are locked in a struggle between MTR bulldozers at their old village in Pat Heung and hostile indigenous villagers ... and Housing Bureau defended its non-intervention, describing the dispute as a business deal between Tsoi Yuen villagers and the indigenous people. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/736977/housing-project-centre-village-row
  10. Tripling of village voters challenged

    Posted Mar 12th 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A Sha Tau Kok resident says the result of a village representative election in January should not stand, claiming the winner is not a genuine member of the indigenous clan. Luk ... Ronny Tong Ka-wah, for Chan Chi-shing, said Chan Koon-wah was not a descendent of an indigenous villager, rendering his election invalid. Tong cited genealogy records provided by Chan Chi-shing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/740662/tripling-village-voters-challenged

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