Zeng Guoyuan

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Zeng Guoyuan
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Born
Chan Hock Seng

1953
DiedNovember 16, 2019(2019-11-16) (aged 65–66)
Singapore
Cause of deathSuspected suicide
NationalitySingaporean
Other namesChan Hock Seng
Zeng Guoyan
Parrot Man
Zeng Guoyung (erroneous)
OccupationBusinessman
Politician
Philanthropist
Author
Acupuncturist
Political partyWorkers' Party (1991)
Independent (1991–2019)
Spouse(s)Han Yizi
Children2

Zeng Guoyuan (simplified Chinese: 曾国原; traditional Chinese: 曾國原; pinyin: Zēng Guŏyuán; [tsə́ŋ kwǒ ɥɛ̌n]; 1953 – 16 November 2019), also known as Zeng Guoyan, Thomas Chan Hock Seng and, erroneously, Zeng Guoyung,[1][2][3][4][5] was a Singaporean businessman, philanthropist, politician, author, and acupuncturist.

He was known for running multiple times in general elections either under the Workers' Party or Independent and for dropping out of the elections in the last minute. He was accused multiple times of sexual harassment by his patients and was sued multiple times.[6]

In 2014, he was diagnosed with terminal melanoma. He was found dead on 16 November 2019 on a balcony in Singapore in a possible act of suicide, aged 66.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Acupuncturist touched my breast, says woman". The Straits Times. 4 March 1988. p. 19. But the acupuncturist, Zeng Guoyung, 36, instead accused her of cooking up the story to seek the attention of her jealous boyfriend.
  2. Loh, Nancy (5 March 1988). "Acupuncturist tells of couple's 'extortion bid'". The Straits Times. p. 12. Zeng Guoyung, 36, told the magistrate's court [...]
  3. "Accused fails in bid to taint key witness". The Straits Times. 12 April 1988. p. 16. The trail of acupuncturist Zeng Guoyung, accused of molesting a woman patient, was yesterday adjourned until August.
  4. "Instruments used 'could have touched woman'". The Straits Times. 13 April 1988. p. 12. Zeng Guoyung, 36, is accused of kissing (...)
  5. "Trial of acupuncturist adjourned". The Straits Times. 14 April 1988. p. 18. Zeng Guoyung tendered a transcript of a tape [...]
  6. "法庭相信女病人证词 针灸师曾国原非礼罪成罚二千 (Court believes female patient, fines Zeng $2,000)". Lianhe Wanbao (in Chinese). 5 August 1988. p. 30.
  7. Lai, Linette (17 November 2019). "'Parrot Man' Zeng Guoyuan found dead at foot of Geylang Bahru block". The Straits Times.