Kenneth Lau Ip-keung, left, chairman of Heung Yee Kuk, at a press conference on The Court of Appeal ruling restoring the full rights of male indigenous villagers to build their own homes, at Heung Yee Kuk’s Buildung, Sha Tin. Photo: SCMP / K. Y. Cheng Kenneth Lau Ip-keung, left, chairman of Heung Yee Kuk, at a press conference on The Court of Appeal ruling restoring the full rights of male indigenous villagers to build their own homes, at Heung Yee Kuk’s Buildung, Sha Tin. Photo: SCMP / K. Y. Cheng
Kenneth Lau Ip-keung, left, chairman of Heung Yee Kuk, at a press conference on The Court of Appeal ruling restoring the full rights of male indigenous villagers to build their own homes, at Heung Yee Kuk’s Buildung, Sha Tin. Photo: SCMP / K. Y. Cheng
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Small-house policy is an unsustainable burden

  • The colonial legacy that gives male descendants in the New Territories a wealth of housing privileges is not only discriminatory and unfair by today’s standards, it is also an obstacle to effective land use

Kenneth Lau Ip-keung, left, chairman of Heung Yee Kuk, at a press conference on The Court of Appeal ruling restoring the full rights of male indigenous villagers to build their own homes, at Heung Yee Kuk’s Buildung, Sha Tin. Photo: SCMP / K. Y. Cheng Kenneth Lau Ip-keung, left, chairman of Heung Yee Kuk, at a press conference on The Court of Appeal ruling restoring the full rights of male indigenous villagers to build their own homes, at Heung Yee Kuk’s Buildung, Sha Tin. Photo: SCMP / K. Y. Cheng
Kenneth Lau Ip-keung, left, chairman of Heung Yee Kuk, at a press conference on The Court of Appeal ruling restoring the full rights of male indigenous villagers to build their own homes, at Heung Yee Kuk’s Buildung, Sha Tin. Photo: SCMP / K. Y. Cheng
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