Singapore

Prosecution wants more jail time for all 6 City Harvest Church leaders

The prosecution filed notices of appeal on Friday (Nov 27) against the sentences imposed on all six City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders.

In a press release, the Attorney General's Chambers called the sentences "manifestly inadequate".

The six church leaders – Kong Hee, 51, Tan Ye Peng, 42, Chew Eng Han, 55, Serina Wee, 38, John Lam, 47, and Sharon Tan, 40 – were found guilty and convicted of criminal breach of trust and falsification of accounts on Oct 21.

They were handed jail sentences of between 21 months and eight years last Friday (Nov 20).

The prosecution had asked for longer jail terms ranging from five to 12 years.


How long were the jail sentences imposed?

CHC founder Kong Hee: Eight years

Deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng: Five-and-a-half years

Former fund manager Chew Eng Han: Six years

Former finance manager Serina Wee: Five years

Former finance committee member John Lam: Three years

Former finance manager Sharon Tan: 21 months

City Harvest Church Trialkong heeSun Hoappeal