Former City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han had been 'praying hard' to prepare for jail before failed escape bid

Former City Harvest Church fund manager Chew Eng Han was arrested along with another man at 8.47am on board a motorised sampan.
Former City Harvest Church fund manager Chew Eng Han was arrested along with another man at 8.47am on board a motorised sampan.PHOTOS: JONATHAN CHOO, ST FILE
Former City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han was caught in a motorised sampan (above) while trying to flee Singapore, on Feb 21, 2018.
Former City Harvest Church leader Chew Eng Han was caught in a motorised sampan (above) while trying to flee Singapore, on Feb 21, 2018.ST PHOTO: JONATHAN CHOO

SINGAPORE - With three weeks to go to his prison term, former City Harvest Church (CHC) fund manager Chew Eng Han said earlier this month that he was going to "pray, pray, pray" to prepare himself for jail and that he was relieved the legal process was over.

In WhatsApp messages to The Straits Times on Feb 1, shortly after a court hearing that confirmed that he would have to serve three years and four months for criminal breach of trust, Chew, 57, insisted that he was innocent and that the truth would prevail one day.

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