A Heung Yee Kuk concern group plans to file a judicial review against the government's decision to fold a private enclave on Sai Kung's Tai Long Wan coast into the surrounding country park.Wednesday, 22 May, 2013, 5:45am
The home of a man who helped set up the forerunner to the powerful Heung Yee Kuk looks set to become a monument. Fat Tat Tong - meaning "mansion of wealth" - hits all the high standards required for statutory protection, according to a paper submitted to the Antiquities Advisory Board yesterday.13 Apr 2013 - 3:57am
The displaced villagers of Tsoi Yuen Tsuen should be able to start building their new homes before June, Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat said as fresh negotiations were being planned yesterday.20 Mar 2013 - 3:57am
Lau Wong-fat said he appreciated efforts made by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying's administration, but he hoped a "generous approach" would be taken to tackling some of the thorny issues affecting rural residents.17 Feb 2013 - 5:23am 2 comments
Liaison chief meets Heung Yee Kuk16 Feb 2013 - 5:38am
Lau Wong-fat, chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk, drew a stick of the worst category at Che Kung Temple in Sha Tin.11 Feb 2013 - 7:00pm 1 comment
Perhaps town and country just don't get along. This may be why urbanites like yours truly are always picking on the Heung Yee Kuk, the powerful rural body that represents indigenous villagers in the New Territories.28 Jan 2013 - 3:04am 6 comments
There was tough talk about ending the small-house policy in the New Territories when Leung Chun-ying was running for chief executive. Now, you wonder if the government hasn't given in. Leung still says it can't go on forever but does not point to a way out. The latest from development chief Paul Chan Mo-po is that it's "a complex issue that needs to be reviewed".23 Jan 2013 - 1:51am 7 comments
Buildings Department officers will this week begin handing out as many as 200,000 warnings and demolition orders to the owners of village houses with illegal structures.30 Dec 2012 - 1:23pm 11 comments
The chief of the powerful rural affairs body has softened his opposition to the idea of scrapping in 2047 a policy that allows male indigenous villagers in the New Territories to build three-storey houses.
Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat expressed willingness yesterday to consider abolishing the decades-old policy in 2047, which would mark 50 years after the handover.22 Nov 2012 - 4:30am 3 comments
A public forum on the plan to develop 787 hectares of land descended into chaos on Saturday as 6,000 people turned up, many to protest. But Chief Secretary Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said the development was needed to meet the city's housing needs.
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25 Sep 2012 - 4:46am 11 comments
A local newspaper has drawn attention to the level of bacteria in seven public swimming pools because they exceed what are considered as safe limits. According to the Oriental Daily, two swimming pools - Lai Chi Kok Park and Chai Wan - have bacteria levels five times higher than is considered safe. The bacteria includes E coli.16 Aug 2012 - 4:54am
Heung Yee Kuk chairman Lau Wong-fat said yesterday that he had declined an offer to stay as an Executive Council member under Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying so he could focus on handling conflicts over unauthorised structures in the New Territories.20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Villagers threatened with eviction from homes that have been in their families for decades have called on the Heung Yee Kuk to step in to solve the dispute.
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.12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
The remarks on the small-house policy made by Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor while still development secretary, shortly before she became chief secretary, sparked considerable controversy. She raised the prospect of terminating the policy by 2029.12 Jul 2012 - 12:00am