“Bad Feng Shui” Had Nothing To Do With Funcinpec Headquarters Killings
October 13, 2007, 3:21 am
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Opinion 

“Bad Feng Shui” Had Nothing To Do With Funcinpec Headquarters Killings

By Moeun Chhean Nariddh

 

I

 must first apologize to both National Assembly President Prince Norodom Ranariddh and Prime Minister Hun Sen, but I don’t agree with your belief in the Chinese concept of “Feng Shui.”

 As long as the sale of the Funcinpec office near the Japanese bridge is done in good faith, we don’t mind wherever the headquarters is moved to.

 We regret that many people were killed at the Funcinpec headquarters in the capital during the factional fighting (between soldiers faithful to then First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh and troops loyal to then Second Prime Minister Hun Sen) in 1997. But, I don’t think its location had anything to do with what is called the “bad Feng Shui.”

 As Khmer, we should follow and believe in our numerous and precious Khmer traditions and rituals in building a house or settling into a place.

 Gods and the guardians of the land and water will be happy, and they will protect us and give us blessings.

 Forget the Feng Shui. Do what a historian says our Angkorian rulers did: “Strengthen the Khmer solidarity and economy and we will be strong.”

 If all bad luck must be attributed to the “bad Feng Shui”, the two-decade-long turmoil in Cambodia since the 1970s was also because Cambodia is located in Southeast Asia.

 Nevertheless, we can’t move Cambodia to another place on earth or to another planet.

 

 
The CAMBODIA DAILY

FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2005

 

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