In the past two weeks, City Harvest Church walked through its toughest period in its 27-year history. Members of the church share their thoughts.
In a 303-page written judgment, the High Court detailed its grounds for upholding the guilty conviction of the six CHC leaders while reducing their sentences.
7 April 2017 – Summary of CHC hearing.
Their conviction remains, but Kong Hee’s sentence is reduced from eight years to three years and six months while sentences for others range from seven months to three years and four months.
Recap Of City Harvest Appeal: Defense Seeks Full Acquittal For the Six; Prosecution Pushes Longer Jail Term
A look back at the key arguments in the City Harvest appeals last week.
15 September 2016 – Summary of CHC hearing.
On the final day of appeals, all six appellants argued that criminal breach of trust had not been made out by the prosecution beyond a reasonable doubt, while the DPP presented his submissions for longer sentences.
The prosecution’s submissions today gave rise to long arguments over the importance of control, intention vs motive and the absence or presence of dishonest mens rea.
In rounding up the appeal submissions for the six, lawyers for Tan Ye Peng and Serina Wee reiterated that at no point did their clients believe they were doing anything illegal or against the church’s best interests.