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Feng Ting-kuo
MLY
馮定國
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Acting Convenor of the New Party National Committee
In office
December 1998 – January 1999
Preceded by Chen Kuei-miao
Succeeded by Lee Ching-hua
Member of the Legislative Yuan
In office
1 February 1996 – 31 January 2008
Constituency Taichung County
Member of the National Assembly
In office
1992–1996
Member of the Taipei City Council
In office
1985–1988
Personal details
Born (1950-09-24)24 September 1950
Died 5 June 2018(2018-06-05) (aged 67)
Cause of death Myocardial infarction
Nationality Republic of China
Political party People First Party (after 2001)
Other political
affiliations
New Party (before 2001)
Alma mater Chinese Culture University
State University of New York
University of Denver

Feng Ting-kuo (Chinese: 馮定國; pinyin: Féng Dìngguó; 24 September 1950 – 5 June 2018) was a Taiwanese politician. He served on the Taipei City Council from 1985 to 1988, and was a member of the National Assembly between 1992 and 1996, then represented Taichung County in the Legislative Yuan until 2008.

Education

Feng obtained a bachelor's degree in law from Chinese Culture University before earning a master's degree in computer science from the State University of New York and a doctorate in education at the University of Denver.

Political career

Feng was first elected to the Taipei City Council and later sat on the National Assembly. He was a New Party candidate for Taichung County in the 1995 legislative elections and won. Feng was reelected in 1998, and switched political affiliations to the People First Party in April 2001, eight months before a second successful reelection bid. Feng supported a 2004 proposal for the People First Party to merge with the Kuomintang, though plans fell through. He backed efforts to simplify the process foreign nationals married to native Taiwanese had to go through to obtain a work permit. The People First Party suggested Feng fill a vacancy on the Control Yuan in 2007, but he did not receive an official nomination. Later that year, Feng suspended his legislative campaign in favor of Kuomintang candidate Chiang Lien-fu.

Misjudgements

Feng was charged with bribery in 2008, for accepting a sum of money traced to the National Chinese Herbal Apothecary Association in 1998. The Taipei District Court acquitted Feng in January 2009, but the ruling was overturned by the Taiwan High Court in September 2010, which sentenced Feng to seven years and two months imprisonment. The Taiwan High Court ruled in September 2017 that Feng was not guilty, and his sentence was revoked.

The Taiwan High Court ruled on a separate case involving Feng in 2012, finding him not guilty of breaching the Assembly and Parade Act in a March 2004 protest of presidential election results.

Death

In the early morning of 5 June 2018, Feng died of myocardial infarction at the age of 67.

See also

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