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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. 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 ...

  3. Villagers sue developer for breaking deal to buy 257 plots at Hoi Ha

    Posted Aug 29th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Indigenous villagers in the north of Sai Kung are suing a property developer for breaching a 2008 agreement to buy more than 250 plots of land in Hoi Ha, which is home ... Road and near the Pak Sha O indigenous village, where many expatriates live. In two writs submitted to the High Court yesterday, Andrew Ho Wai-yip and Jason Ho Chung-wai, managers ...

  4. Villagers hit zoning wall over Tai Po park

    Posted Feb 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tai Po Rural Committee chairman Man Chen-fai said an indigenous villager had been applying to develop the site since 1997 and the right of the indigenous villagers should be respected. Mr Lee ... Helen Wu Lai Chi Shan residents promise to fight on for open space after the rejection of their rezoning application A group of Tai Po villagers think the open space in the centre ...

  5. Villages fear track blocked to push sale

    Posted Apr 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... had provided the only vehicle and pedestrian access to four houses located in the lower part of the village. Ho Wah-kwong, an indigenous villager living in one of the houses, said he believed ... Joyce Ng Tai Po villagers whose only access track was blocked by a developer fear the action is intended to frighten them into selling their land cheaply. Hours after three one-cubic metre ...

  6. Clan upset at finding village land in park

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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai The Wong clan from So Lo Pun in the northern New Territories is looking for answers. Plots of private farmland and ruined houses in their deserted village have fallen within a country park without their knowledge. The indigenous villagers discovered the change recently when they studied an interim zoning plan imposed by the Town Planning Board two months ago to control ...

  7. Old villagers admit illegal road is theirs

    Posted Feb 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... they are descendants of indigenous residents of the long-deserted village that once stood on the site. They plan to rebuild the village on the site, which lies partly within Pat Sin Leng Country Park, with the aid of a private developer. The head of nearby Shan Liu village, Leung Pak-keung, who also claims to represent the deserted Lai Pek Shan village, said villagers had recently returned from ...

  8. Wun Yiu and Tai Po South

    Posted Jul 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... has transformed the tiny village of Pun Shan Chau. It is the brainchild of developer Raymond Ha, an indigenous villager who has been buying up the land and building 2,100 sq ft homes on it. He ... Alex Frew McMillan Tucked into a valley off the Wilson Trail and at the foothills of Tai Mo Shan are a cluster of villages known collectively as Tai Po South. The megatowers of Tai Po can ...

  9. Rural rights have to move with the times

    Posted Aug 17th 2010, 12:00am by Markus Shaw

    ... male descendant of an indigenous villager has the right to build a 'village house' on village land. Many village houses have been sold on to metropolitan buyers who have become the majority inhabitants in some villages. A policy which gives every indigenous village male for all eternity the right to build a house on 700 sq ft of land is not sustainable. It would be even less ...

  10. Officials powerless to stop landowners cutting access roads

    Posted Oct 13th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu, Joyce Ng

    ... also affect the land rights of other indigenous villagers,' Ng said. A Lands Department spokeswoman said the road in the latest dispute fell largely on private lots in Kei Ling Ha San Wai ... Austin Chiu and Joyce Ng Town planners say there is nothing they can do when New Territories landowners block access roads to villages to build houses. The Lands Department also says ...




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