Tag: City Harvest Church

Netizens divided on City Harvest’s Kong Hee

Singapore—Kong Hee, is the founder of one of the biggest churches in Singapore who, along with five other members of the church’s leadership, was found guilty of misappropriation of over $50 million in church funds. He served two-thirds of his prison sentence and was released...

Kong Hee no longer stays in Sentosa penthouse, rents terrace house for an estimated S$12K monthly

The founder of City Harvest Church (CHC), Kong Hee, and his family are no longer living in his Sentosa Cove penthouse since being released from prison on Thursday (Aug 22) after serving about two-thirds of his three-and-a-half years' jail sentence for his role in...

Kong Hee speaks to congregation at City Harvest, first time since Aug 22 release

Singapore—Kong Hee, the founder of City Harvest Church (CHC) who was released from jail last Thursday, August 22, addressed the church for the first time on August 24. He thanked the congregation for standing with and supporting him in the past few years, which he...

Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church, released from prison

Singapore—After spending two years and four months in jail, Kong Hee, the founder of City Harvest Church, was released from prison in the late morning hours of August 22, Thursday. Mr Kong, along with several others from City Harvest Church, was convicted of misusing millions...

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...