Kong Hee: I failed to give full info to church members

City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee.
LEAVING: Two of Kong's co-accused, Serina Wee (in white top) and Sharon Tan leaving the State Courts yesterday.

City Harvest Church (CHC) founder Kong Hee admitted in court yesterday that he had presented inaccurate information to his church members.

Kong said he told his followers at an extraordinary general meeting in 2008 that music production firm Xtron was set up to own and manage future buildings for the church's use.

But Xtron was really to manage his wife singer Sun Ho separately and away from the church, he told the court yesterday.

"Unfortunately, it was in the script and I missed it. It's imprecise," he said.

Kong and five other CHC leaders are accused of misusing more than $50 million of church funds, some of which was allegedly used to finance the music career of Ho.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 21. Subscribe to The New Paper, now available in print and digital, at http://bit.ly/tnpeshop. 

 

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TRAGIC: Police removing the victim's body at about 5pm yesterday as members of the victim's family chant prayers.
TRAGIC: Investigators outside the third-storey unit.
SEARCH: A crowd (above) of onlookers gathering to watch investigators at work.
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A man in army uniform, believed to be the victim's husband, at the scene.

A housewife, Madam Ong Guat Heng, 54, was found dead in a pool of blood at her flat at Block 440, Tampines Street 43, yesterday.

Her father-in-law, Mr Char Chin Fa, 80, was arrested soon after.

A neighbour said Mr Char had told him that he was not on good terms with his daughter-in-law. He would leave home at 6am and return only 12 hours later so they would not cross paths.

Police have classified the case as murder and investigations are ongoing.

Mr Char will be charged in court today.

Read the full report in our print edition on Aug 22.

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