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  1. Comment - Letters

    Government does nothing about lawless state of many villages

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 02:11am by LETTERS

    ... life safe and enjoyable. Robberies are commonplace and police patrols rare. Most villages have no proper roads, drains or footpaths. Indigenous male villagers have become rich through the sale ... Government doing nothing about lawless state of many villages The thorny issue of village house construction has become a weekly media topic, and with good cause. A limited supply of land ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1421567/government-does-nothing-about-lawless-state-many-villages
  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Villagers hit another roadblock in Sai Kung village

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:35am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com They say pile of debris on private land puts lives at risk as emergency vehicles can’t get through Villagers hit another roadblock in Sai Kung Residents of a Sai Kung village are making a desperate call for help to remove a pile of concrete that is blocking the only road in, and cutting off their homes from life-saving emergency access. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594140/residents-hit-another-roadblock-sai-kung-village
  3. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Residents of remote Lantau village reveal their plight

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 05:05am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... an indigenous resident of the village. She loves the peaceful environment of this little-known corner of Hong Kong, but no longer finds it practical to live there. Now a widow, she lives with her ... so far." Indigenous villagers' representative Kenny Cheung Shu-kan said: "We have no road access or reliable source of consumable water- a basic human right … Over the years ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1450198/residents-remote-lantau-village-reveal-their-plight
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1414904/government-broke-promise-sai-kung-park-plan-villager-claims
  5. News - Asia - OBITUARY

    Australia's former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, who opened door to China, dies at 98

    Posted Oct 21st 2014, 11:40am by AP

    ... recognising indigenous Aboriginal land rights, withdrawing Australian troops from the Vietnam War and recognising the Chinese government in Beijing. But his leadership came to a dramatic end after ... with indigenous Australians.” His wife of almost 70 years died in 2012. Whitlam is survived by four children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1621165/australias-former-prime-minister-gough-whitlam-who-opened-door-china-dies
  6. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Hoi Ha villagers angry over unauthorised camping

    Posted Oct 06th 2014, 05:31am by Ernest Kao

    ... Ernest Kao ernest.kao@scmp.com These Sai Kung villagers aren't happy campers Residents of Sai Kung's scenic Hoi Ha village are up in arms about a spate of unauthorised camping, ... a designated marine park and site of special scientific interest (SSSI). "There is an excellent campsite a 15- to 20-minute walk away from Hoi Ha village … which has proper toilet and cooking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1610184/hoi-ha-villagers-angry-over-unauthorised-camping
  7. News - World - BRAZIL

    Video released of natives emerging from Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 09:54pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rio de Janeiro Members of indigenous group speak of being attacked and of deaths from flu and diphtheria Video released of isolated tribe emerging in Amazon ... indigenous people from the Panoan linguistic group making contact with the Ashaninka native people along the banks of the Envira River, near the Peruvian border. In one scene, an ethnic Ashaninka ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1563652/video-released-natives-emerging-amazon-rainforest-northern-brazil
  8. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Compensation offer upsets villagers making way for border crossing

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... by the government last year to compensate non-indigenous villagers in Chuk Yuen. In the past, non-indigenous villagers were only offered cash to subsidise their relocation, or flats in high-rise public rental estates. Indigenous residents were provided sites to relocate their villages. Under the new solution, non-indigenous residents can also rebuild their homes if they can buy agricultural ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1072705/compensation-offer-upsets-villagers-making-way-border-crossing
  9. Village's electoral register challenged

    Posted Dec 29th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Man

    ... Joyce Man A village leader is challenging a decision to count 23 people he claims are not indigenous to the area as voters in the village for 2011 elections. Ng Koon-fat, who represents ... officer, to include the 23 people as part of the village and to declare that they are not indigenous inhabitants of Shek Lung Tsai. The indigenous villagers of the settlement, which has ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/734264/villages-electoral-register-challenged
  10. Women make gains in NT elections

    Posted Aug 24th 2003, 12:00am by Marcal Joanilho

    ... new voting system. It is the largest number of women ever elected in a village poll. But the thorny small-house policy - the long-standing practice that allows male indigenous villagers to obtain free government land on which to build their own villas - is likely to remain unchallenged. For the first time, the elections returned two village heads, one representing only indigenous ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425702/women-make-gains-nt-elections

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