Chew Eng Han

ALMIGHTY PASTOR KONG HEE TO SERVE JAIL TERM FROM TODAY

City Harvest Church's pastor Kong Hee surrendered at the State Courts and will start serving his jail term today. His sentence was significantly reduced from the original 8 years to 3 and a half years.

All the other church leaders, except Chew Eng Han, will also serve their sentences today. Their jail terms (after huge discounts) range from 7 months to slightly more than 3 years. They were convicted of misappropriating $50million in church funds, the largest amount misappropriated in Singapore.

The trial is also one of the longest-running criminal cases here and they are finally going to prison. As for Chew Eng Han, he will be bringing the case to the apex court and given time to prepare his own defence.

#GodBlessKongHee Time for a new cell group in Changi?

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THE TRUE WINNERS OF THE CHC TRIAL? LAW FIRMS REPRESENTING CHC

The trial of the 6 City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders may not be Singapore's longest running trial, but it is the most expensive trial in the country's history. According to a senior lawyer, Foo Cheow Ming, each of the defendants may have to fork out at least $1 million more as the Attorney General's Chambers (AGC) has referred the case to the Court of Appeal.

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AGC FILES SUPREME COURT APPEAL OVER CHC SENTENCES, TRIAL TO GO ON

Following a High Court judgement which reduced the sentences of City Harvest Church leaders involved in the misappropriating of $50 million worth of church funds, the Attorney-General's Chambers has filed a "criminal reference" to the Court of Appeal in an attempt to get the original sentences restated.

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COURT IN LAUGHTER WHEN CHEW ENG HAN TESTIFIED ABOUT SUN HO

The appeal hearing for City Harvest Church is ongoing today. CHC is accused of misappropriating S$50 million worth of church funds. S$24 million of this was spent on Sun Ho's singing career, which included lavish and wasteful spending on Sun's luxurious lifestyle in the US.

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CITY HARVEST CHURCH SUES EX-CHURCH LEADER CHEW ENG HAN IN $21 MILLION LAWSUIT

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.

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CHC'S KONG HEE & SUN HO EACH TAKES HOME $500,000 SALARY EVERY YEAR

At yesterday’s court hearing (19 Aug), former CHC treasurer Chew Eng Han alleged that Kong and his wife took about $450,000 to $500,000 each year between 2007 and 2009 as Ms Ho’s music artist salary, bonuses and royalties. Chew tried to show that Kong was a liar and was more deeply involved than he let on about the alleged misuse of around $50 million of the church’s money, and was someone more interested in personal gain than in CHC’s interests.

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EX-CHC TREASURER CHEW ENG HAN CALLS KONG HEE A LIAR

In court today (18 Aug), former CHC treasurer Chew Eng Han, who is one of the 6 leaders being charged by the state, called Kong Hee a liar. Chew is defending himself. Chew said Kong had lied in statements to the CAD about Chew’s involvement in transactions and Kong’s own knowledge of these. He also claimed that CHC leadership had lied about the music achievements of Kong’s wife, Sun Ho.

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