Taiwan pleads with citizens not to change name to ‘Salmon’

Taipei (AFP) – A top Taiwan official issued a plea yesterday for people to stop changing their name to “salmon” after dozens made the unusual move to take advantage of a restaurant promotion.

In a phenomenon that has been dubbed ‘Salmon Chaos’ by local media, around 150 mostly young people flocked to government offices in recent days to officially register a change in their name. The cause of this sudden enthusiasm was a chain of sushi restaurants.

More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin