Cheung Hok Ming

The numbers just don't add up for small-house policy

The development chief's call to end the controversial small-house policy has sparked a debate in which indigenous villagers accused Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor of stirring up a hornets' nest.

SCMP, June 15

Sunday, 17 June, 2012, 12:00am

Will officials' resolve to stand up to the kuk crumble?

Cheung Hok-ming, the lawmaker and vice-chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk, has proudly claimed that 'the kuk has never bowed to the government'.

26 May 2012 - 12:00am

Quiet start to building crackdown

The government started its crackdown against illegal building work in the New Territories yesterday, but there were no officials to be seen in villages rumoured to be on the list.

The Buildings Department is to send removal orders to owners of village houses that seriously breach the standard three-storey format.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Kuk to fight demolition orders

New Territories power brokers the Heung Yee Kuk will 'definitely' launch a judicial review when villagers receive the first demolition orders under a new policy on illegal structures which kicks in today.

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Kuk defends villagers' secret deals

Indigenous villagers who sell their rights to build small houses have legitimate reasons for doing so, and the government should normalise the long-time practice, said a councillor representing the Heung Yee Kuk, guardian of traditional New Territories interests.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Who said it?

If [indigenous villagers'] land becomes a part of country parks, their money and effort would be in vain

Heung Yee Kuk vice-chairman Cheung Hok-ming

There is a gap between the goals China identified in its five-year plan and the steps it is taking to achieve them

Gary Locke, US ambassador to China

21 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

school news

Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club College

The Parent-Teacher Association at the Hong Kong Chinese Women's Club College has helped parents, teachers and students since it was established in 1994.

20 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Minister vows to get tough on illegal work on village houses

The battle between the government and powerful rural leaders over illegal structures attached to village houses moved to a new level yesterday as the city's development chief pledged to tighten controls on the practice.

12 May 2011 - 12:00am

NT needs a plan, but not the kuk's legal dumping

The illegal dumping of waste on farmland is a problem that has surfaced all too frequently in recent years. It is one of the abuses turning parts of the New Territories into an eyesore. Lawmakers have long been discussing whether the law could be strengthened to curb this menace and the government has promised to consult stakeholders on the best way forward.

13 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Answers sought over village house red tape

The government has been accused of taking too long to process applications by indigenous villagers for small houses in the New Territories.

28 May 2009 - 12:00am

Alternative wishing-tree candidate eyed

Lam Tsuen villagers in Tai Po may select another tree from Guangzhou to put next to their ailing wishing tree after doubts were raised about their original choice.

26 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

DAB wants UN to list eastern region as world geological park

The DAB is urging the government to apply to the United Nations for the eastern part of the New Territories to be listed as a world geological park.

The proposed region mainly covers the High Island Reservoir, Ma On Shan and Sai Kung coastal areas, and also includes the Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park and coral conservation area.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Shadowed by clouds of greed

The battle for the border is on. The outright winners will be absentee landlords. The losers will be everyone else in Hong Kong. Watch the public interests of the majority sacrificed on the usual altar of the rights of indigenous villagers to plunder their ancestry.

18 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Happenings

The 23rd speech day of NT Heung Yee Kuk Tai Po District Secondary School took place on December 8 last year.

It began with a procession of guests and staff into the school hall and the playing of the national anthem.

The chairman of the school council, Cheung Hok-ming, gave an opening speech.

13 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

What price peace in the New Territories?

Too many Hong Kong people believe that public services are a right that need not be paid for. Few groups have been as consistently successful at extracting maximum advantage from the government - ever fearful of incurring their wrath - than New Territories landowners.

8 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

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