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Bangladeshi refugees' 'unliveable conditions' appals activists

Bangladeshi refugee Ali endures the refugee compound in Ping Che, in the New Territories, saying the people there are 'treated like animals'. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

Twelve Bangladeshi asylum seekers are enduring "unliveable conditions" in Ping Che that should shock the government into doing more for a community excluded from society, local human rights activists say.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 4:45pm 3 comments

Rural call to arms over plan to take land in New Territories

Farmer Hung Oi-chun faces losing the fields she works. Photo: Nora Tam

It was a celebratory meal that woke Ping Che resident Lee Po-hang up to the fact that she would lose her home and be forced out of the village she has lived in all her life to make way for a massive new town.

13 Sep 2012 - 9:26am

Greens urge government to stop new town plan as farming industry under threat

Green groups yesterday urge the government to conserve farmland in the northeastern New Territories. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Almost 100 hectares of farmland will be lost if a government proposal to develop the northern New Territories goes on, say green groups, which yesterday issued a joint statement calling for the plan's withdrawal.

17 Aug 2012 - 4:00am

The shanty towns of Hong Kong

Popular belief has it that to find the dispossessed who have come to Hong Kong to flee political or religious persecution, the best place to look is the crowded streets of Kowloon.

A word in the right ear in Yau Ma Tei, Jordan, or the infamous Chungking Mansions can gain you access to a thousand stories of political turmoil and brutality spanning the globe.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Firebomb hurled at mahjong club door

A firebomb was hurled at the entrance of a mahjong club in Fanling yesterday morning. The bottle of fuel exploded outside the front door of the club in Luen Chit Street shortly before 6am, and staff doused the flames with water. A few minutes later an abandoned car was found ablaze off Ping Che Road, Ta Kwu Ling. Police are investigating both cases.

11 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Helicopter called in to help fight fire

A Government Flying Service helicopter was called in to water-bomb a fire that broke out at a computer recycling plant in Ping Che, Ta Kwu Ling, at 12.47pm yesterday and spread to a nearby hillside, burning an area of 100 metres square.

19 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Dog tested for rabies after biting cyclists

A man and woman were savaged by a dog while cycling yesterday in Ta Kwu Ling, New Territories. Kwan Pui-wah, 38, was bitten on her hip and legs in Ping Che Road. The dog then bit the thigh of cyclist Yu Chung-yin, 21. Police said the brother of the dog's owner dragged the animal away. The injured were discharged after hospital treatment. The dog is under observation for rabies.

22 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Arrest after guard dogs poisoned, cables stolen

Police arrested an elderly man on suspicion of killing two guard dogs with poison-soaked chicken wings and stealing electrical cables and copper bars from a machinery factory in Ta Kwu Ling yesterday.

14 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Man's ashes stolen from temple

Police are investigating the theft of the ashes of 18-year-old Leung Cheuk-fung, which were stolen from a Ta Kwu Ling temple yesterday. The theft happened when a bag containing Leung's ashes was left unattended on a chair in front of the temple altar in Wun Chuen Sin Koon off Ping Che Road at about 11.30am. Leung died last month.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Wooden loft crashes down

White ants have been blamed for causing a wooden loft in a Ta Kwu Ling village house to collapse by eating through it. Miu Lin-chun, 49, was tidying up a storeroom in the loft in the single-storey brick house in Ping Che Tsuen in Ng Chow Road when it gave way and sent her crashing to the floor at 8.35am.

3 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Driver dies at wheel

A driver died after he apparently collapsed in his seat and rammed his container truck into an electrical ducting box at a roadside in Ta Kwu Ling yesterday. Lo Wing-on, 47, was found slumped in the driver's seat of the truck after the crash outside Ha Shan Kai Wat Tsuen off Ping Che Road.

11 Oct 2001 - 12:00am