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  1. Indigenous villagers struggling to get small house with shortage of land

    Posted Jul 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... There appear to be elements in Hong Kong trying to create divisions between indigenous villagers and city dwellers. There are many ethnic groups in China and we indigenous villagers ... an indigenous villager living on Hong Kong Island. I moved to the city because of my wife's job and my daughter's schooling. The transport links were obviously better in the urban area. I have ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Sha Tau Kok resident wins challenge on village poll

    Posted Apr 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Maggie Ng A by-election for a village in Sha Tau Kok is expected to be held in November after a resident won a judicial review challenging the results of the election held in January. Luk Keng Chan Uk villager Chan Chi-shing, 76, successfully argued in the Court of First Instance that Chan Kwun-wah- who was elected as the village head- was not an eligible candidate because he ...

  5. Few women take part in elections

    Posted Mar 06th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Women's participation in village elections is very low, Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor found, and warned it could indicate indirect discrimination against women. The group found 2.23 per cent of candidates in this year's elections were women. In indigenous inhabitant representative elections, the number was 0.79 per cent. Among 1,358 elected village ...

  6. Villagers' fears of disabled delays special school

    Posted Jul 12th 2008, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... 60 boarders, with various disabilities. The 6,000-square-metre site neighbours Pa Mei Village and Ma Wan New Village, with a total population of about 700. The school has been delayed for more than two years because of resistance from villagers. Chairman of the Tung Chung Rural Committee and Islands district councillor Cheung Kwok-kwong claimed they were not discriminating, ...

  7. Villagers' refusal to renew lease threatens Islamic centre

    Posted Mar 26th 2006, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... the indigenous villagers who own the land have refused to renew the lease. The prayer hall and adjoining Islamic canteen in Pak Tin are under threat because of rising racial tensions with the villagers living there, according to Liaqat Ali, one of the partners in the centre. Ronnie Tang Yung-yiu, Wang Toi Shan Lo Uk Tsuen village representative, admitted that villagers had been putting pressure ...

  8. Indigenous champion 'predestined to go into politics'

    Posted Jul 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... Progressive Party administration. While aborigines make up about 2 per cent of Taiwan's population of almost 23 million, the government's annual spending on indigenous affairs is only about ... to her heart- her mother hailed from one tribe- Ms Kao decided to plunge into politics. 'After I decided to run as an indigenous candidate, the census officials did not recognise my ...

  9. Dissent on indigenous rights is disappointing

    Posted Sep 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... After 20 long years of back-room diplomatic negotiations, the United Nations Declaration of Rights for Indigenous Peoples, which was passed yesterday, is probably as good as it was ever going to be. It is unfortunate then that four nations with significant indigenous populations- the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand- chose to vote against the document, even though ...

  10. Lantau buffalo freed, but far from home

    Posted Apr 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of a tug of war between expatriates on Lantau and indigenous villagers who were more concerned with development than conservation. A department spokesman said it had received 44 complaints about ... Territories village to look after it, where its only company will be pigs. The young buffalo was put in a holding pen at an Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department centre in Sheung Shui ...




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