City Harvest Church leaders trial: Chew Eng Han takes the stand
The trial against the six City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders resumed today as former CHC fund manager Chew Eng Han took the stand.
Chew, who is unrepresented and who broke away from the church in 2013, went on the offensive right from the off against his five co-accused.
He recounted what happened after they were brought in for questioning by the Commercial Affairs Department on May 31, 2010.
He said on the night they gathered in a meeting room at the Conrad Hotel, he saw CHC founder Kong Hee and his deputy Tan Ye Peng looking scared as the church's lawyer, Mr Jimmy Yim, berated them.
Mr Chew said: "When the fire broke out, I didn't see any leadership or shepherds. All I saw was fear. That was my first wake up call that something was wrong."
Chew, Kong, Tan and three others are accused of misusing millions of church money - $24 million to fund the music career of singer Ho Yeow Sun; and $26.6 million to cover up the initial amount.
Read the full report in our print edition on Jan 27.
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