五金工頭,燒味喜二!共港下一步:文字獄 ?? Next step for HKSAR: Ministry of Truth and Jaildom of Speech?

1 February 2010

明報: 好報﹕地區小好報﹕禁語辦成立 「喜二」「工頭」禁用‎ http://news.mingpao.com/20100131/vzd4.htm
Mingpao: Ministry of Truth established. “Hay Yee” and “Gung Tou” forbidden.

共港以「煽動社會」為由,禁止商業登記:

喜二燒味 Hay Yee Barbecue Restaurant
工頭五金 Gong Tou “Foreman” Hardware Store

下一步:文字獄

It was reported that the Business Registration Office has forbidden small businesses, on grounds of “fanning social disorder 煽動社會”, from registering completely innocent and legitimate names: “工頭” (foreman, sounding like “referendum” in chinese, for a hardware store), and “喜二” (“Joy” the second, sounding like “uprising” in chinese, the name of the deceased wife of the barbecue restaurant chef). Do they think they can get away with this kind of oppression?

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