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CHC leaders accused of doctoring paperwork to back investments

The leaders of City Harvest Church (CHC) had planned to falsify paperwork and deceive auditors that the church had assessed Xtron’s bonds to be a good investment, charged the prosecution as the high-profile trial resumed yesterday. Church founder Kong Hee and his five deputies are being accused of using millions in church funds to buy sham bonds from Xtron and Firna in order to bankroll the secular music career of Kong’s wife, Ms Sun Ho.

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CHC TRIAL: CHC LEADER PUSHING BLAME TO EX-CHC FUND MANAGER CHEW ENG HAN

City Harvest Church’s former fund manager Chew Eng Han was again singled out yesterday as the person who had suggested the bond investments at the heart of the criminal trial involving six church leaders. John Lam Leng Hung — one of the accused and the defence’s first witness — named Chew — a fellow accused who has since left the church — as the one who had proposed investing in Indonesian glassware company PT The First National Glassware (Firna).

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[YOUR LETTERS] HOW COME ATTORNEY GENERAL CHAMBERS NEVER CHARGE CHC PASTOR TAN KIM HOCK FOR CONTEMPT OF COURT?

I am outraged when I saw a tweet by City Harvest Church Pastor Tan Kim Hock who posted "I ALSO NOTICED THAT UNDER THE SUN THERE IS EVIL IN THE COURTROOM. YES, even the courts of law are corrupt!" Isn't that contempt of court when the trials are ongoing? Singapore Courts have often use Contempt of Court to silence prominent PAP critics such as Alex Au and cartoonist Leslie Chew.

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LEAVING THE CHURCH

The God of my personal faith would have applauded it as an act of filial piety. The God i know doesn’t give a shit about holding two sticks for a couple of minutes for a greater cause. If you are a Christian thinking: since you are not following what the church wants us to do, why do you even see yourself as a Christian, then ok – i am not a Christian. I would rather stand by the God i believe in, who propounds most fundamentally love for others, doing good out of this love, and not doing harm to others – and not be considered a ‘real’ Christian, than adopt practices i don’t believe in just to reduce cognitive dissonance of being a stranded believer of God without shelter from a ‘legitimate’ religious institution. And this is where my divergent views from the church (of course not all churches la, just the ones i’ve observed/gone to) come into play.

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CITY HARVEST TRIAL: Accused fed auditors a pack of lies: Prosecution

THE prosecution in the City Harvest Church case mounted a stinging rebuttal yesterday as it sought to prove it had presented enough evidence for the trial to continue. Tearing into arguments by the defence, Chief Prosecutor Mavis Chionh strived to show again that the six accused had varyingly cooked deals to misuse church funds, "fed a pack of lies" to auditors and "created false appearances in City Harvest's books". "There is clearly enough evidence for the defence to be called," she said, after taking the court through a summary of the prosecution's case.

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City Harvest lawyers said case against church is ‘piecemeal’

The prosecutors in the trial of six City Harvest Church leaders strung together email correspondence in piecemeal fashion, charging the accused with a “cut and paste” conspiracy to misappropriate church funds, said defence lawyers yesterday as they sought to show that their clients had no case to answer. They argued that evidence presented by the prosecution was insufficient to support charges against the accused. No losses have been incurred by the church and no prosecution witness called to the stand has been able to say what is, or is not, a sham investment, they added.

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CHC trial: CHC lawyers argue prosecution has no case

Lawyers defending the six leaders of City Harvest Church in their trial are arguing that the prosecution does not have a case. The six lawyers filed written submissions to the court today (March 12) on “no case to answer”. This comes after the prosecution wrapped its case on Feb 10, after 42 days of hearing. The prosecution is expected to file its written reply at the end of the month.

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INTERVIEW WITH GODDESS SERINA WEE

So you have seen and heard news about Serina’s beautiful look? Her dress sense stirred a tsunami of news-a Facebook page was created to admire her beauty from afar off. The newpapers reported that Sharon Tan started an online fashion store carrying Serina’s style.

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Ho Yeow Sun’s $28,000-a-month Hollywood home

Over the three days, The New Paper on Sunday spotted a black SUV and a black Mercedes Benz CLK550 driving in and out of the estate which has four buildings in all. Ms Ho is understood to be living there with her son, an assistant, a nanny and Ms Ho’s relatives. Housing agents who specialise in the area describe Hollywood Hills as a high-end suburb. Universal Studios is a 10-minute drive away.

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