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Kong lied to his followers, says Chew

Kong denies knowing about alleged bid to muddy the trail of royalties to him

Published Mon, Aug 18, 2014 · 10:00 PM
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[SINGAPORE] The former investment manager of City Harvest Church charged yesterday that not only had church founder Kong Hee engineered the round-tripping of royalties gifted to him by staunch supporters, he had lied to his followers time and again.

Chew Eng Han, who is defending himself against 10 allegations of criminal breach of trust and falsifying accounts, yesterday questioned Kong on his claim that there was a $500,000 deficit in a multi-purpose bank account primarily set up by Xtron Production donors to support Kong and his singer-wife Sun Ho after they were taken off the church's payroll in late 2005.

The account was also for the purposes of financing the Crossover Project, aimed at evangelising through Ms Ho's secular music.

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