Lau Wong-fat

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Lau Wong-fat

劉皇發
Lau Wong-fat at Victoria Park 20100619.jpg
Non-official Member of the Executive Council
In office
21 January 2009 – 30 June 2012
Appointed byDonald Tsang
Member of the Legislative Council
In office
30 October 1985 – 25 August 1988
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byCheung Yan-lung
ConstituencyRegional Council
In office
12 October 1988 – 22 August 1991
Appointed bySir David Wilson
In office
9 October 1991 – 30 June 1997
Preceded byNew constituency
Succeeded byCouncil abolished
ConstituencyRural
In office
22 February 1997 – 8 April 1998
(Provisional Legislative Council)
In office
1 July 1998 – 30 September 2004
Preceded byNew parliament
Succeeded byLam Wai-keung
ConstituencyHeung Yee Kuk
In office
1 October 2004 – 30 September 2008
Preceded byIp Kwok-him
Succeeded byIp Kwok-him
ConstituencyDistrict Council
In office
1 October 2008 – 30 September 2016
Preceded byLam Wai-keung
Succeeded byKenneth Lau
ConstituencyHeung Yee Kuk
Chairman of the Regional Council
In office
1 April 1995 – 31 December 1999
Preceded byLam Wai-keung
Succeeded byCouncil abolished
Chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk
In office
1 June 1980 – 31 May 2015
Preceded byWong Yuen-cheung
Succeeded byKenneth Lau
Chairman of the Tuen Mun District Council
In office
1985 – 1 April 2011
Preceded byRicky C. C. Fung
Succeeded byLeung Kin-man
In office
6 January 2012 – 31 December 2015
Preceded byLeung Kin-man
Succeeded byLeung Kin-man
Personal details
Born(1936-10-15)15 October 1936
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Died23 July 2017(2017-07-23) (aged 80)
Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
NationalityHong Kong Chinese
Political partyFSHK (1991–93)
Liberal Party (1993–2008)
Economic Synergy (2009–12)
BPA (2012–17)
Spouse(s)Lau Ng Mui-chu
ChildrenKenneth Lau
ResidenceHong Kong
Alma materLing Shan College
OccupationPolitician and businessman
Lau Wong-fat
Traditional Chinese 劉皇發
Simplified Chinese 刘皇发

Lau Wong-fat ('劉皇發), GBM, GBS, JP (15 October 1936 – 23 July 2017) was a Hong Kong businessman and politician. He had been the long-time chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk, the most powerful organ representing the interests of the New Territories indigenous inhabitants from 1980 to 2015. He was also a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong from 1985 to 2016.

From 2009 to 2012 he was a non-official member of the Executive Council of Hong Kong. He had also served as the member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and chairman of the Regional Council and the Tuen Mun District Council.[1]

Lau died on 23 July 2017 in Tuen Mun, Hong Kong at the age of 80 after a long battle with Parkinson's disease.[2]

He was made Justice of the peace in 1973. In 1981, he was awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) and the Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1989.

References[change | change source]

  1. Legco.gov.hk. "97–98 legco memo.." Legco.gov.hk Retrieved on 9 October 2010.
  2. Kao, Ernest (2017-07-23). "Hong Kong's 'King of New Territories' Lau Wong-fat dies at age 80". South China Morning Post.

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