For Sugiharti Halim, though, a name can lead to a never-ending question. At times funny, annoying, and contradictory: Does one really need a ‘real’ name? Can you sell your name? Is it true that you can hide your identity behind a name? Sugiharti Halim offers a perspective that is comical, provocative, contextual, and deserving to be re-examined today.
* Presidential Decree no. 127/U/Kep/12/1966 obliged Ethnic-Chinese to adopt an Indonesian-sounding name (e.g. change Liem to Halim, Lo/Loe/Liok to Lukito, etc.