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City Harvest trial: Ex-board member Chew hits back at ex-board member Lam

Published on Jul 17, 2014 11:35 PM

SINGAPORE - The terse showdown between two former colleagues on the City Harvest Church board did not let up yesterday in court.

Chew Eng Han, who quit the church last year claiming he was betrayed and lied to, launched a tirade of questions that visibly upset former board member John Lam, who was taking the stand for the fourth day.

Both men are among six defendants accused of funnelling about $50 million of church building funds into two companies, including music production firm Xtron, to bankroll the secular pop music career of Ho Yeow Sun, the wife of church founder Kong Hee.

At times yesterday, Lam, 46, lost his cool, raising his voice and glaring at Chew, 54, who is representing himself. This was unlike the usually collected Lam, who addressed the judge in measured replies.

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