Liao Kuo-tung

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Liao Kuo-tung
MLY
廖國棟
Sufin Siluko
台灣執政黨國民黨立委廖國棟.jpg
Liao in 2016
Minority Leader of the Legislative Yuan
In office
7 July 2016 – 29 June 2017
Preceded by Lai Shyh-bao
Succeeded by Lin Te-fu
Member of the Legislative Yuan
Assumed office
1 February 2002
Constituency Lowland Aborigine
Personal details
Born (1955-01-08) 8 January 1955 (age 63)
Taitung County, Taiwan
Nationality Taiwan
Political party Kuomintang
Alma mater Kaohsiung Medical University
Occupation politician
Profession physician

Liao Kuo-tung (Chinese: 廖國棟; born 8 January 1955) is a Taiwanese aboriginal politician. Also known by the Amis name Sufin Siluko, he has represented the Lowland Aborigine district in the Legislative Yuan since 2002.

Early life and education[edit]

Liao Kuo-tung, of Amis descent,[1] is also known by the name Sufin Siluko.[2] Born in Taitung County, he attended Kaohsiung Medical University, obtaining a bachelor of medicine degree.[3][4]

Political career[edit]

Upon the end of his term in the third National Assembly, Liao was elected to the Legislative Yuan. In 2011, he served as a member of the Kuomintang Central Standing Committee.[5][6] Three years later, Liao was named deputy caucus whip.[7] He faced Apollo Chen in a May 2016 election for KMT caucus leader, the first time the post was directly elected.[8] Liao eventually assumed the position on 7 July.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yang, Chun-huei (1 August 2016). "KMT Aborigine lawmakers to skip apology". Taipei Times. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  2. ^ Hsiao, Alison (16 July 2016). "KMT blocks bill on party assets". Taipei Times. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Liao Kuo-tung (9)". Legislative Yuan. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  4. ^ Hsu, Stacy (21 November 2014). "KMT lawmakers question NTUH organ harvesting". Taipei Times. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  5. ^ Loa, Iok-sin (7 May 2011). "Aborigines slam Ma's remarks on total autonomy". Taipei Times. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  6. ^ "KMT elects CSC members". Taipei Times. 4 September 2011. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  7. ^ Hsiao, Alison (13 August 2014). "No third extra legislative session: KMT". Taipei Times. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  8. ^ Hsiao, Alison (20 May 2016). "KMT's first caucus general convener election ends in tie". Taipei Times. Retrieved 28 August 2016.
  9. ^ Shih, Hsiao-kuang; Chung, Jake (26 July 2016). "KMT whip Liao demands higher-ranking counterpart". Taipei Times. Retrieved 28 August 2016.