In the wake of recent fung-shui related court cases, fung shui masters in Hong Kong have been forming a new industry association which is intended to regulate the practice of the ancient tradition. The association, tentatively named the International Taoist Metaphysics Association, will be 'good for fung shui', says Edwin Ma Lai-wah, a well-known local fung shui master. Ma says the group will provide education and develop an examination to train prospective fung shui masters. The association will hold its first committee meeting on November 6. Fung shui master Louis Wong believes that further regulation is desirable, but it is important to look at who sits on the association's panel. He recommends government involvement with the group. The government should have some representatives on the panel to ensure that those who run it 'are qualified and have good enough knowledge to set up all the standards', Wong says. Wong, whose company, Sky Fortune, offers fung shui courses, thinks at least two to three years of part-time study, including about 300 hours of lectures, is needed before someone is considered a fung shui master.