Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church (CHC), was charged in court yesterday with three counts of being part of a conspiracy to commit criminal breach of trust by an agent. Also charged were four senior members of the church.
The case against Kong, 47, was covered by both local and foreign journalists and crew members at the Subordinate Courts yesterday.
About 200 people also turned up outside the court to show their support to Kong (above) and his wife, Ms Ho Yeow Sun (above, left), 42, with some arriving at 8am, an hour before proceedings were scheduled to begin.
And as the couple and the other four co-accused left the court building later, Kong’s supporters formed a protective wall around them.
Members of the media were elbowed and photographers had their shots blocked by supporters, who waved their hands in front of the cameras.