He was one of the church leaders fingered in a criminal probe against the City Harvest Church (CHC) for criminal breach of trust.
Now, Chew Eng Han is now facing a lawsuit from CHC for about $21 million that his investment firm, AMAC Capital Partners, allegedly owes the church. The New Paper obtained CHC’s statement of claim, Chew’s defence, and the church’s reply to his written defence for this civil suit, which is fixed for a pre-trial conference on Dec 23.
In CHC’s statement of claim, it said that AMAC had approached and solicited it on Mar 17, 2009 to invest in a special opportunities fund. Chew himself later had promised and executed a personal guarantee for the investments, CHC claimed. But Chew, 54, who is the sole director of AMAC, has denied all liability and said he was merely an agent of the church.
He is also expected to take the stand in an ongoing criminal trial when it resumes next month.