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Jakarta Post

East Java MUI urges revocation of Tuhan's ID card

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 24, 2015   /  08:28 pm

The East Java chapter of the Indonesian Council of Ulemas (MUI) urged Banyuwangi authorities on Monday to revoke the identity card of a carpenter named Tuhan (which means God in Indonesian) so that he could not access any public services until he changed his name.

East Java MUI chairman Abdusshomad Bukhori said it was not ethical for a person to choose Tuhan as a name for a human being.

"[He should] add something before or after the name, or better yet, change his name," Abdusshomad said as quoted by

Forty-two-year-old Tuhan, who is the youngest of seven siblings, had no idea why his parents, Jumhar and Dawiyah, decided to call him "God".

"My parents have passed away," Tuhan said, adding that he did not think his name was odd.

Most of his neighbors called him Toha. And all his siblings had common names like Juni, Aisyah, Halifah, Ainan, Nasiah and Isroli.

Tuhan, born on June 30, 1973, married Husnul Hotimah and is now the father of two children, Novita Sari and Dwi Lestari.


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