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  1. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Philippines turning Ulugan Bay, Palawan, from sleepy village to military base

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 12:03pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Ulugan Bay Manila seeks to shore up its South China Sea defences- with the help of its US allies Philippine village getting major military makeover As fears grow that China is on an aggressive South China Sea territorial grab, a sleepy Philippine village is being transformed into a major naval base that may host US warships. Ulugan Bay, a small, picturesque ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Most Legco protesters care little about plight of New Territories villagers

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:15am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Most protesters care little about villagers A small number of hooligan-lawmakers and their young mindless supporters have hijacked a campaign by villagers against a government plan to build two new towns in the northeast New Territories. Claiming to fight for the villagers and the people of Hong Kong, they in fact exploited the controversial plan for their own ...

  3. Kuk urged to solve village eviction row

    Posted Jul 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Seven families are fighting a bid by indigenous villager Man Fong-hang to move them from land in Mai Po Lung Village that he claims to own. The village, near San Tin in Yuen Long, is home ... the powerful rural affairs body that defends the interests of indigenous villagers, to step in and it had agreed to do so, but since then they have heard nothing. 'We have met Heung Yee Kuk ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - CRICKET

    Development of Chinese players is 'No 1 priority'

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 10:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... the International Cricket Council (ICC). "It is a definite ICC requirement for future strong support that indigenous players have significant representation in the national teams of all associate countries," Miles said. It is a definite ICC requirement for future strong support that indigenous players have significant representation in the national teams of all associate countries Rodney ...

  5. News - World - NEW ZEALAND

    Anger over New Zealand court leniency on Maori king’s son draws fire

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 09:26pm by AFP

    ... he needed an "unblemished" record if he was to succeed his father, King Tuheitia. Critics said the decision amounted to special treatment for the young royal and other indigenous ... to everybody," former Maori affairs minister Dover Samuels, who has an indigenous background, told commercial radio. Auckland University law professor Bill Hodge said the courts should not make decisions ...

  6. Villagers cast their votes in first poll under 'two-heads' system

    Posted Jul 12th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Election Ordinance, which was enacted in February, indigenous villagers - those who can trace their roots back to 1898 - will elect one representative, while the entire village population ... be elected as village heads. The row erupted in 2000 after a Court of Final Appeal ruling found existing election arrangements to be in breach of human rights obligations. While indigenous villagers ...

  7. Kuk defends villagers' secret deals

    Posted Nov 05th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Indigenous villagers who sell their rights to build small houses have legitimate reasons for doing so, and the government should normalise ... restrictions on small-house rights, such as limiting the sale of small houses to non-indigenous villagers or even putting an end to the small-house policy entirely. Lawmaker Cyd Ho Sau-lan said ...




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