Saturday, 29 August 2015

1615 HKSAR Name of the Day

Royden Lam Ting-chi, darts player representing Hong Kong

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Friday, 28 August 2015

A Man Called God

An Indonesian man called "God" is a carpenter (no joke!) and has the same thoughts about his eye-catching name as many others (like those listed on this blog) who also have novel names.

He was reported to say that he does not know why his parents gave him the name, but he had not felt uncomfortable using it.

Is it right that he is being made (or coerced) to change his name?

BTW, no special treatment or privilege should be afforded to god and religion.



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Reference (SCMP)
PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 25 August, 2015, 2:03pm
 
Indonesia’s top Islamic authority has called on a man named “Tuhan” - or God in English - to change his name or have his access to public services denied, local media reported Tuesday.

Tuhan, a 42-year-old carpenter, has become a focus of public attention in the country over the past week after a copy of his identity card showing his single name spread over the Internet.

According to the reports, the East Java office of the Indonesian Ulemas’ Council called on Tuhan, a resident of a small village in East Java Province, to change his name or at least add another name before or after it to avoid misinterpretation.

The council’s chairman, Abdusshomad Bukhori, said that the man, as a follower of God, “violates (religious) ethics” by using the name and should either change it or add something before or after it.

He gave the example of the name of “Ghofur,” which means “God, the Merciful,” but is typically is preceded by the name “Abdul,” making it mean “follower of God, the Merciful.”

Abdusshomad has even requested the Civil Registry Office to annul Tuhan’s identity card to prevent him from temporarily gaining access to any public services until he changes his name.

Tuhan himself said he does not know why his parents gave him the name, but he had not felt uncomfortable using it.

The council was established in 1975 by the Suharto regime to issue “fatwa” or edicts that determine whether an act or a thing is “sinful” and to advise Muslims on contemporary issues.



Thursday, 27 August 2015

1614 HKSAR Name of the Day

Sonny Lo Shiu-hing, head and professor, department of social sciences, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong

see another Sonny academic at 0818 HKSAR Name of the Day

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

1613 HKSAR Name of the Day

Tweety Chong (6019 first 4 digits of mobile phone number), prize D winner (Original Japanese hand towel), Japanese Restaurant Week in Hong Kong Trade Promotion (May 2015)

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Sunday, 23 August 2015

1612 HKSAR Name of the Day

Purple Ng (9638 first 4 digits of mobile phone number), prize D winner (Original Japanese hand towel), Japanese Restaurant Week in Hong Kong Trade Promotion (May 2015)

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Friday, 21 August 2015

1611 HKSAR Name of the Day

Salina Lam Wai-lung, 75, chairwoman, Owners Corporation, Chungking Mansions, Hong Kong and owner of seven properties in Chungking Mansions running guesthouses (2015)

name meaning "the moon"

Salina Lam. Pic SCMP

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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

1610 HKSAR Name of the Day

Pony Ma Huateng (Mr) 馬化騰, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Tencent

see 0863 HKSAR Name of the Day and comments

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