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  1. Villager loses bid for rent waiver

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The Court of Appeal ruled yesterday that an indigenous villager does not qualify as a 'lawful successor' to land owned by his father if the land is given to him while the father is alive. Lai Hay-on, of Po Sum Pai Village in Tai Po, lost his appeal against a Lands Tribunal decision in 2007 that he had no right to a waiver of government rent on a piece of land his ...

  2. Village chief among 10 held in bribery probe

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... houses. 'It has been clearly written,' he said. Every indigenous male New Territories villager has the right to claim village land and build a house when he turns 18. Under the policy, an elected village representative has to vet claimants for small-house building permits. The village head has to verify that the claimant is a genuine indigenous villager. ...

  3. Court test for 'living' succession in villages

    Posted Mar 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lai Hei-on, an indigenous resident of Po Sum Pai Village, is trying to overturn a ruling by the Lands Tribunal in April 2007 requiring him to pay rent under the Government Rent (Assessment ... successor under this law, in which case he would be exempt from government rent. Under the ordinance, a legal successor can acquire land upon the death of an indigenous villager in accordance ...

  4. Village houses are not above the law

    Posted May 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the problem had become too common. The exclusive right of indigenous male villagers to build a three-storey, 700 square foot village house in the New Territories has become a difficult one to justify. ... on their village houses. Pressured by an Ombudsman report criticising the government for turning a blind eye to such problems outside urban areas for years, Lam finally vowed to get tough on them last ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Police probe triad role in village poll

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Police are investigating whether 27 suspected triad members arrested during the election of a Yuen Long village head on Sunday were recruited in an attempt to scare away voters. The men were arrested for unlawful assembly during the election of the Hung Uk Tsuen indigenous village representative. They are suspected to be members of two triad gangs - Sun Yee On and Wo On Lok, ...

  7. Time to get tough with recalcitrant villagers

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... colonial times officials have tended to treat indigenous villagers with kid gloves. History and culture played a part in this symbiotic relationship. And today, the Heung Yee Kuk, their rural ... the urban centre, but they sometimes appear to be a world apart. The latest example is a farcical face-off between a village chief in Tai Po and various government departments. Leung Pak-keung, ...

  8. 10 years is too long to enforce the law

    Posted Dec 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... But authorities also have the indigenous villagers' representative, the Heung Yee Kuk, to contend with. The powerful rural body's top brass have been behind protests and unhelpful proposals; ... Indigenous adult male villagers are permitted to build a three-storey house, with each floor being no more than 700 square feet. Little effort is required to detect extra storeys, enclosed rooftops ...

  9. First step to replace jailed councillor

    Posted Jun 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the posts of member of the North District Council and elected indigenous inhabitant representative of the Ko Po on the Fanling District Rural Committee. Under the relevant provision of the District Councils Ordinance and Village Representative Election Ordinance, the chairman of a rural committee and village representatives would be disqualified from holding the offices if convicted ...

  10. City Briefs

    Posted Aug 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winner of indigenous village election arrested Tang Chin-pang, 52, the newly-elected indigenous village representative of the Hung Uk Tsuen in Yuen Long, has been arrested in connection with an alleged showdown between villagers and 27 suspected triad members on election day. He was arrested on Wednesday after appearing at Yuen Long police station to assist with inquiries ...




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