Pet lover heartbroken as officials evict animals from illegal shelter

Thirty animals were made homeless on the coldest day so far this winter when the government evicted a pet shelter in Tsuen Wan.

Friday, 17 December, 2010, 12:00am

Taking land from elderly squatters is unreasonable, protesters say

Elders living in a Yuen Long village that a developer is planning to clear for a large-scale villa development say it is unreasonable for the developer to take over government land on which they live.

28 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Owner lets village's only access road stay open - for now

The landowner who was set today to block the only access road in Ho Chung New Village has made a last-minute concession to postpone the closure to the new Lunar year. He did not give a date.

5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Express rail link wins first funding battle

The HK$65.2 billion high-speed rail project has overcome its first funding hurdle - as expected.

Members of the Legislative Council's public works subcommittee approved funding for the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Link by 12 votes to eight, with one abstention. The opposition came from pan-democratic lawmakers.

4 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Evicted squatters end up in illegal flat

It has been more than six weeks since the Lee family was evicted from squatter homes in a narrow alleyway in Tin Hau.

But instead of living in interim government housing, the family of seven has moved to another illegal structure - this time on a rooftop.

13 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Evicted squatters mourn homes of 30 years

Families and elderly people who have been long-term squatters were evicted from their homes in Tin Hau yesterday.

Police, social workers and officers from the Home Affairs Department and Buildings Department evicted 20 squatters, some of whom had lived in their illegal homes for over 30 years.

30 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Developer fails in new bid for judicial review over squatters

A developer has failed to restart judicial review proceedings into its loss of a plot of land in Tai Po to a family of squatters.

20 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Garden in the sky

To most government officials and property developers, rooftop squatter huts represent the shabby side of Hong Kong.

But to an artist and collector who have just published a book of photographs, they are works

of art.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

$30m squatter's row goes to High Court

A company that lost more than $30 million worth of land to an 84-year-old squatter has asked the High Court to help get it back, after an attempt to get the Department of Justice to strike out two sections of the Limitations Ordinance was rejected.

10 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Fung Chun-fei

Fung Chun-fei, 70, and his family occupied a squatter hut in Tin Hau to qualify for government re-housing. Life was dangerous in the wooden huts and the threat of fire was constant. Most of the residents were not newcomers from the mainland, but poor Hong Kong people who could not find accommodation elsewhere.

20 Oct 2003 - 12:00am

Cyber-squatters play the name game

In the new economy, the question 'What's in a name?', has taken on a new meaning. The answer can be millions of dollars, thanks to the inflammatory and, some would say, unethical practice of cyber-squatting, alias cyber-piracy.

Either way, it means buying or distorting a prestigious Web site domain name.

17 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Squatter-control duties transferred

The squatter-control duties of the Housing Department will be transferred to the Lands Department from tomorrow to simplify the work flow of the Government's land control and enhance efficiency.

31 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Means test 'unfair for ousted squatters'

The Government has been urged to drop public housing means tests for squatters who have their illegal dwellings demolished to make way for redevelopments.

Tam Yiu-chung, a legislator from the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment of Hong Kong, said special treatment should be given to residents affected by government clearance and resumption of land.

2 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Police operation wastes resources, say squatters

A group of Kowloon City squatters yesterday accused the police of wasting manpower in assisting a Housing Department clearance operation last week.

The squatters marched to police headquarters in Wan Chai to petition the Commissioner of Police, Tsang Yam-pui.

22 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Squatters clearance

Police were on standby yesterday as Housing Department officials began clearing a squatter area in Kowloon City.

The Inverness Road operation was met with a peaceful protest by disgruntled residents and shop owners.

19 Jul 2001 - 12:00am