Nearly a century after the bloody murder of a French colonial official, a village still bears the mark of the ‘beast’
via Phnom Penh Post, 19 January 2018: A interesting story about a Cambodian village and its ‘mark of shame’ in its role of the murder of a colonial officer.
The road to Kraang Leav village, branching off the main highway five minutes northwest of Kampong Chhnang town, leads to a moss-covered stupa boxed in by a stone fence. A plaque identifies it, though the words – “Bardez Stupa” – don’t convey the true weight of its history. On this spot nearly 93 years ago, in April of 1925, the blood-soaked body of Felix Louis Bardez lay.