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  1. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Government broke promise in Sai Kung park plan, villager claims

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 02:27pm by JULIE CHU

    ... land in his village into a country park and trampling on the rights of indigenous villagers to build houses on the site, a court heard yesterday. Thomas Lai, a resident of Sai Wan village ... of the government's decision, even as the map took effect on December 30. Under the New Territories Small House Policy, male indigenous villagers over the age of 18 can apply to build a house of up to three ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Building Ma Wan Park 'was an excuse to evict villagers', Rafael Hui trial hears

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 04:44am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Ma Wan Park an excuse to evict villagers, trial told Ma Wan Park was "only an excuse" for Sun Hung Kai Properties to expel indigenous villagers ... that is false," Wong replied. He offered another explanation why Kwok would have called the park as "an excuse". "When [Ma Wan's indigenous] villagers moved away from the original ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Sha Tin resident in court bid to have Che Kung Temple site returned to villagers

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:10am by JULIE CHU

    ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Legal bid to have temple site returned to villagers A Sha Tin resident wants the government to return legal title of the Che Kung Temple site to indigenous villagers. Lee Wai-ping claims in a High Court writ that the government is holding the site in trust. He is seeking to reclaim the land on which the current temple sits. It was built in 1992 on a Tai ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Decision to incorporate Sai Wan into country park was 'in public interest'

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 04:09am by JULIE CHU

    ... indigenous villagers of their rights under the New Territories small-house policy, which grants men over 18 the right to apply to build three-storey homes on ancestral land. Lai acknowledged filing ... Julie Chu julie.chu@scmp.com Villagers' land rights do not outweigh policy to protect integrity of parks, judge says as he rules out review of Sai Wan enclave's incorporation ...

  5. News - COURTS

    Hong Kong court dismisses villagers' bid to block weather radar tower

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu austin.chiu@scmp.com Attempt to block weather radar tower thrown out A village in Tuen Mun failed in its legal attempt yesterday to challenge the Observatory's plan ... of the tower on Tai Lam Chung village's "dragon" fung shui hot spot. The HK$154 million radar tower will replace one near Chek Lap Kok airport that will end operation by next year. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Two villagers in Hong Kong face trial over illegally-built fourth floor at their home

    Posted Aug 16th 2012, 12:00am by ADA

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Two men are accused of ignoring order by the government to remove fourth floor built at their home in Sheung Shui Trial looms for villagers over illegal structure Two New Territories' villagers who ignored a government order to remove an illegally built fourth floor at their home will face trial in October, after the court case was delayed ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Sheung Shui villagers fined for illegal fourth floor

    Posted Dec 11th 2012, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Thomas Chan

    ... Austin Chiu and Thomas Chan Magistrate rejects claim that the extra 300 sq ft storey was exempt from building regulations and criticises them for ignoring removal orders Villagers fined for illegal 4th floor Two Sheung Shui villagers were each fined HK$26,300 yesterday for ignoring government orders to remove an illegally built fourth floor at their home. Hau Kwok-cheung and his ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - COURTS

    Transsexual marriage ruling opens door to questions of inheritance

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Patsy Moy, Stuart Lau

    ... an indigenous man who became a woman would lose his inheritance rights or whether a woman who became a man would gain them. For matrimonial matters, if a male-to-female transsexual has married and had ... in 1898 of a recognised village," he said. University of Hong Kong gender expert Dr Sam Winter said the ruling gave no safeguards to transsexual men or to pre-operative or non-operative ...



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