Tag: City Harvest Church

City Harvest Church finance manager Serina Wee released from jail in less than 2 years, receives online flak

Singapore – Back in September 2016, the High Court was urged by the prosecution to dismiss the appeal of six leaders from City Harvest Church (CHC) who were convicted with the largest mishandling of charitable funds in the history of Singapore. The whole case...

Former City Harvest Church leader found guilty of attempting to leave the country via motorized sampan

On Wednesday, December 12, former City Harvest Church leader and fund manager Chew Eng Han has been convicted of trying to defeat the course of justice and attempting to leave Singapore via motorized sampan on February 21 of this year, one day before serving...

Edwin Tong schools on the moral hazards of social spending

In an interview with Channel Newsasia yesterday, newly appointed Senior Minister of State for Law and Health Edwin Tong spoke about populist efforts that he cautioned the Government against. He said, “When then-Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam announced social transfers – GST Vouchers, U-Save rebates, the...

Former City Harvest Church leaders expelled from national accountancy body

Serina Wee and John Lam, who are among the former leaders of scandal-rocked City Harvest Church, have been stripped of their membership from the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (Isca). Isca is Singapore’s national accountancy body. Mr. Lam and Ms. Wee were removed from Isca...

Ex-City Harvest Church leader charged with trying to leave Singapore unlawfully

Former City Harvest Church fund manager Chew Eng Han was charged in court this morning after he was arrested yesterday for trying to flee the country in a motorised sampan. He faces one charge under the Immigration Act of leaving Singapore unlawfully at an unauthorised point...

City Harvest leader arrested at sea trying to flee Singapore in sampan, one day before jail term starts

Former City Harvest Church fund manager Chew Eng Han was arrested this morning for trying to flee the country in a sampan. One of the six church leaders who was convicted of misappropriating S$50 million of church funds, Chew was supposed to turn himself in...

CHC devotee who wrote passionate open letter to PM Lee invites detractors to his church – church members cheer him on

The City Harvest Church (CHC) devotee who wrote a passionate open letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong implying that opposition members are responsible for the public outcry against the lighter sentence imposed on his Church leaders, has invited his detractors to join him for Easter...

CHC devotee writes passionate open letter to PM Lee implying opposition supporters are reason for ‘lynching’ of church

Facebook user Demond Loo has written an open letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong implying that opposition members are responsible for the public outcry against the lighter sentence imposed on leaders of the City Harvest Church. He suggested that the Government should listen to the...

Why I left CHC – Part 2 Lack of Stewardship and Accountability of Church Funds in City Harvest Church

‘To whom much is given, much is expected’ is a statement that speaks of responsibility and accountability. For the congregation at City Harvest Church, a lot was expected of their leaders when it came to stewardship. However, the recent court case against the leaders...

Why I left CHC – Part 1 Misdirected church offerings: Where the CHC Church Building Funds really went

The court case against several leaders of the City Harvest Church has caused quite a stir, and one of the former members has decided to speak up about his experience in the church. The member had attended CHC for about ten years before he...