But naming a road or trail after him is deemed outdated Several groups have called for former chief executive Tung Chee-hwa to be honoured with a top service award for his historic role in Hong Kong's handover to China. But they said there was no need to follow the outdated colonial practice of naming a road or country park trail after Mr Tung, who formally stood down on Saturday. Subculture Ltd, which publishes the popular Silly Old Tung series of joke books, said another issue could be brought out before the dust settles on his departure. Barry Lam, secretary-general of the Hong Kong Chiu Chow Chamber of Commerce, said the group had not yet discussed honouring Mr Tung. 'Personally, I think we should at least honour him with the Grand Bauhinia Medal, while it might be possible to build some sort of structure, like a park, to honour him,' he said. The medal is awarded in recognition of a person's contribution to the city and is part of the honours list published on the anniversary of Hong Kong's Establishment Day, July 1. Mr Lam said naming a country park trail or road after Mr Tung might not be compatible with prevailing practices on the mainland, and could be inappropriate given his new status as a state leader. During colonial rule, governors such as Lord McLehose and Lord Wilson were honoured by having park trails named after them. Au Yeung Sing-shiu, honorary secretary-general of the Federation of Hong Kong Guangdong Community Organisations, said Mr Tung deserved the top Bauhinia medal, but he was opposed to naming roads or facilities after him. 'Did we see any roads or bridges named after Mao Zedong or Deng Xiaoping ?' he said. Chan Yung, secretary-general of the New Territories Association of Societies, said there was no need to honour Mr Tung. 'Mr Tung has been elected as vice-chairman of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference with overwhelming support. It is already recognition of his achievement,' Mr Chan said. He said the colonial practice of naming roads or trails after retired governors was no longer applicable and should be abolished. Mr Chan said the city's most important task now was to look forward and ensure stability amid the present political uncertainty. A Chinese General Chamber of Commerce spokesman said it had not yet planned any farewell activities or discussed any proposal to honour Mr Tung. At Hongkong Post, a spokeswoman said they had no plan to issue a stamp honouring the former chief executive. 'Under normal circumstances, we will not issue any stamp featuring a living figure,' she said. Subculture publisher Jimmy Pang Chi-ming said the company opposed any attempt to honour Mr Tung because he had done a bad job over the past eight years. Mr Pang said it was, however, considering a new series summarising Mr Tung's mistakes, which it hoped to issue at the Hong Kong Book Fair in July. 'We believe there will be lots of jokes before the July election of the chief executive for us to pick up in our new books,' he said.