City Harvest Appeal

AGC to decide on next move

City Harvest Church pastor Kong Hee on stage with his wife Ho Yeow Sun at the church's weekend service yesterday, a day after the six church leaders had their sentences generally halved on appeal.
City Harvest Church pastor Kong Hee on stage with his wife Ho Yeow Sun at the church's weekend service yesterday, a day after the six church leaders had their sentences generally halved on appeal.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Singaporeans may not have heard the last of the City Harvest Church case, with Law and Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam saying the Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) is considering its next moves.

"The matter is not over yet," he said yesterday, adding that the AGC will decide by early this week.

The High Court's 2-1 decision on Friday to generally halve the sentences of six church leaders on appeal hinged on a legal point that could have serious implications for future corruption cases, Mr Shanmugam explained. All six, including church founder Kong Hee, had maintained they were not guilty of misusing $50 million in church funds.

Yesterday, Kong addressed his congregation at a 5pm service. "I'm so sorry for all the hurt, all the disappointment and all the painful ordeals you've been through," he said.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 09, 2017, with the headline 'AGC to decide on next move'. Print Edition | Subscribe