Kasim Tuet

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Tuet.
Kasim Tuet
Traditional Chinese 脫維善
Simplified Chinese 脱维善

Kazim Wilson Tuet Wai-sin (1919–1990), known commonly as Kasim Tuet or Wilson Tuet, was a Chinese entrepreneur who played a major role in the development of Islam in Hong Kong.[1][2][3] He was one of the pioneers of Chinese Muslim education in the city.[4][5]

Background and life[edit]

Tuet was a member of a Hui family of Gansu origin.[5] He was born in Guangzhou on 18 December 1919. He followed his father to Hong Kong while still a boy; after graduating from the Kadoorie Academy (嘉道理學院), his first job was in the carpark of the Repulse Bay Hotel. He was elected as chairman of the Chinese Muslim Cultural and Fraternal Association of Hong Kong in 1951.[1] He founded one of the city's earliest cleaning companies in 1953.[6] Towards the end of his life, he served on the Hong Kong Basic Law Consultative Committee and the 7th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He died of illness in 1990.[1]

Legacy[edit]

The Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College is named for Tuet.[4] His nephew Ayyub Tuet Che-yin (脱志賢) also went on to serve as a chairman of the Chinese Muslim Fraternal and Cultural Association.[5] And his son, Ali Tuet Sui-hong (脫瑞康), continues to chair the company his father founded, reinventing it as a green company focused on environmental protection, and expanding it to over 6,000 employees.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "愛國愛教、熱心公益的回族企業家脫維善先生 (Mr. Kasim Tuet, a Hui entrepreneur who loved his country, loved his religion, and contributed to the public welfare)", Hong Kong Noor al-Islam, 2002-01-21, retrieved 2010-08-09 
  2. ^ Terry, Edith (2004-10-20), "Cleaning up their corporate act", South China Morning Post, retrieved 2010-08-09 
  3. ^ Cottrell, Jill (1992), "The Law of Defamation" (PDF), Law Lectures for Practitioners (Hong Kong Law Journal) 19: 38–68, retrieved 2010-08-09 
  4. ^ a b Wang Ma, Rosey (2004), "Hui diaspora", in Ember, Melvin; Ember, Carol R.; Skoggard, Ian, Encyclopedia of Diasporas: Immigrant and Refugee Cultures Around the World, Springer, pp. 113–124, ISBN 978-0-306-48321-9 
  5. ^ a b c "记香港中华回教博爱社主席脱志贤先生 (Remembering Hong Kong Chinese Muslim Cultural and Fraternal Association Chairman Tuet Che-yin)", Gansu Daily, 2009-09-29, retrieved 2010-08-09 
  6. ^ a b "脫瑞康由倒垃圾升格環保巨擘 (Tuet Sui-hong, from garbageman to environmental protector)", Wen Wei Po, 2005-04-21, retrieved 2010-08-09 
  7. ^ "真誠回教徒純正香港人 (A sincere Muslim and a true Hong Kong person)", Wen Wei Po, 2005-04-21, retrieved 2010-08-09