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About the case

City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee and five others are on trial for allegedly misusing millions of church money.

First, $24 million was allegedly used to fund the music career of Kong's wife, Ms Ho Yeow Sun, whose stage name is Sun Ho. Another $26.6 million was then allegedly used to cover up the first amount.

They are said to have done so through "sham bonds" invested in two "shell companies" - music production firm Xtron and glass manufacturer Firna. Both companies were run by long-time supporters of the church.

Kong, former fund manager Chew Eng Han, former board member John Lam, finance manager Sharon Tan, deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng and former finance manager Serina Wee face charges of criminal breach of trust and/or falsifying accounts.

The prosecution has sought to show that Xtron and Firna directors simply did the bidding of the accused.

The defence has argued that the transactions were legitimate, with the accused acting "in good faith" on the advice of lawyers and auditors.