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  1. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Declaration of interest row after Lands Department official bought 13 plots

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by FANNY FUNG, Olga Wong

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Olga Wong Lands Department to review procedures after official buys 13 plots in area she oversees and wins right to build homes from board she sits on Row over official's property deal The Lands Department will review its declaration-of-interest procedures after it was revealed a senior official overseeing Yuen Long had bought 13 plots of land ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1567858/row-over-officials-property-deal
  2. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Lands officials not restricted from buying land, rule says amid conflict-of-interest row

    Posted Aug 09th 2014, 04:25am by Olga Wong, FANNY FUNG

    ... puts rules under the spotlight Senior lands officials are not allowed to buy stocks related to property development, but they can buy land as long as they declare it, a Lands Department ... to be tightened. "Buying land is a much bigger investment than buying stocks, so why are lands officials being stopped from buying stocks but not land," Wong asked. "The Lands Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1569479/lands-row-puts-rules-under-spotlight
  3. Business - Comment - LAI SEE

    House rules in sale of land to official

    Posted Aug 14th 2014, 01:23am by Howard Winn

    ... Howard Winn We have been looking at the application documents relating to the Lands Department official who bought a sizeable chunk of agricultural land in Yuen Long, an area in which she ... in July 2012, some months after the government announced a land-use review. Lam declared her interest and that was apparently okay with the Lands Department. The planning approval documents show ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1573096/house-rules-sale-land-official
  4. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Official in lands row to get new posting

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:28am by Olga Wong, FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Olga Wong and Fanny W. Y. Fung Supervisor who bought farmland in area now under her jurisdiction and next to planned new town is to be transferred within Lands Department Official in lands row to get new posting The senior lands official caught in a conflict-of-interest row over a land purchase is to be moved to a new post, away from the area of controversy, the Lands Department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1568719/official-lands-row-get-new-posting
  5. Property - Hong Kong & China - AUDITING

    Mainland authorities to conduct audit of local government land sales

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 10:58am by Jeanny Yu

    ... of the proceeds from land sales, mainly involving the departments of land and resources and housing and urban-rural redevelopment, and city land planning and finance bureaus. Local government revenue from ... Jeanny Yu jeanny.yu@scmp.com The mainland kicked off a special audit of local governments’ land auctions on Monday in a move to fight corruption and standardise the land auction process, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1575929/mainland-authorities-conduct-audit-local-government-land
  6. News - Hong Kong - OMBUDSMAN

    Ombudsman chides Lands Department for lax attitude to pet columbarium

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com 'Lax attitude' to pet columbarium The Ombudsman has chastised the Lands Department for being lax in cracking down on an illegal pet funeral business ... year. It found the department had taken little action since 2004, when the complainant first approached lands officers. They issued only warning letters to the business, which initially occupied ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1233845/ombudsman-chides-lands-department-lax-attitude-pet-columbarium
  7. Property - Hong Kong & China - CONCRETE ANALYSIS

    Lands Department controls the property market, not developers

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 12:00am by Alnwick Chan

    ... Alnwick Chan Lands Department's discretionary power over land sales is what has slowed development. The system is unfair and bad for the economy Bureaucrats control the property ... parameters setting out gross floor area (GFA), uses, height, and other requirements. In addition, approval is required from the Lands Department for detailed design elements, as well from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/1034281/lands-department-controls-property-market-not-developers
  8. Comment - Letters

    Labour Department will not tolerate abuse of foreign domestic helpers

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:45am by LETTERS

    ... Labour Department will not tolerate abuse of foreign helpers I refer to the article in PostMagazine by Angharad Hampshire (" Maid to pay ", August 10). The government is fully ... as commission on successful placement. The same rule applies to local workers and migrant workers, including foreign domestic helpers. The Labour Department does not tolerate any abuse or overcharging ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1577262/labour-department-will-not-tolerate-abuse-foreign-domestic-helpers
  9. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT COMMISSION

    Highways Department under fire over extra HK$430m in highway costs

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 07:09pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... land on Stonecutters Island as a temporary worksite. When the land owner objected, the department had to use three alternative land lots, which incurred an additional cost of HK$23.8 million ... was omitted from the tender's bill of quantities, which required an additional HK$32.8 million to resolve. The Highways Department was also not informed of a consultant's request to review ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484299/highways-department-under-fire-over-extra-hk4295-million-highway
  10. News - Hong Kong - ILLEGAL LAND USE

    Three blind departments finally act on hijacked Sha Tin land

    Posted Jan 11th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu

    ... a blindeye for 30 years Three government departments have finally pledged to tackle the illegal activity on a piece of official land- after ignoring its misuse for 30 years. The Lands, Transport, and Home Affairs departments are all responsible for the site in the New Territories in different ways. However, none has moved to stop the land being illegally used as a car park and hawking area. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1124975/three-blind-departments-finally-act-hijacked-sha-tin-land

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