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Police Report on Cheating Case – Part 2

“Human error happens in every religious organizations all over the world, what is important & precious is that Faith is still residing in you, a man of faith is hard to come by, keep strong!”
The person who wrote this on Eng Han’s Facebook wall is not a Christian, but at least he sees faith in him and not bitterness.

On July 29 2016, 1 more couple lodged a police report with the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) against some people for conspiracy to cheat and for misuse of church funds from City Harvest Church (“CHC”). Now there are 4 spirit-filled believers that have reported to the CAD. In my opinion, they are not bitter. They lean on God and definitely know what they are doing.

When you see “lying religion” cheating men in life and robbing loved ones in death, where is your holy indignation?

For those who has said Eng Han is bitter, I am not trying to be defensive. Please ask God why there are 3 more people (excluding Eng Han) that came forward to report a criminal case. Why have some of the CHC Ex-Board members left the church?

My prayers go out to you if you are hurt by these 4 people’s actions.

 

No Spirit of Confusion in my house

When I was still attending City Harvest Church (CHC), Kong Hee and the CGLs emphasized so much on the spirit of excellence. However, it appears to be missing now.

See the “Quicklinks” tab on the left. “14 Apr 2016 Message to Congregation”

Quicklink The message to the congregation was dated on 14 Apr 2016. The content of the message is addressing the future events in July 2016.

Let’s read the content of the message.
Executive Pastor Bobby Chaw states in point (d) that Mr. Chew’s indication that he was seeking to recover financial damage… via a civil suit…. Mr Chew had instead lodged a criminal report with Commercial Affairs Department against 8 individuals connected with CHC. No criminal complaint has been made against the church.

point (e) message says that, “On 13 July 2016, JLC and CHC were contacted by a reporter from one of the mainstream media agencies for their comments on Mr. Chew’s CAD complaint. However, we were unable to do so, given that neither CHC nor JLC have actually seen the complaint…”

point (f) message says that, “Given that the CAD complaint seems to arise from the same facts as Mr Chew’s allegations, it appears that the matters raised in his latest complaint have already been raised in the ongoing criminal and civil proceedings. The appeals in relation to the criminal proceedings and part of the civil suit are to be heard over the next two months.”

I pause here NOTE my highlighted portions.
point (d) – No criminal complaint has been made against the church.
point (e) – Neither CHC nor JLC have actually seen the content of the complaint.
point (f) – ‘seems to’ and ‘it appears that’

After reading the message to the CHC congregation, the message seems that and appears to me that it’s a confusing statement. Firstly, the message alleged that Mr. Chew was seeking to recover financial damages via a civil suit, but instead he complained to the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD). In point (e) the church and the lawyer have not seen the contents of the complaint, so what they have written seemed to contradict the points.

Truth -> There is another anonymous person that recorded a statement.

What did Eng Han and the anonymous person report?
It should remain as confidential. I have friends asking me some questions such as
1. Who is the anonymous person?
2. Is the content of any relation to the criminal proceedings and part of the civil suit?

I want to be truthful. I can’t tell you the details of the content but I can tell you this is a FRESH complaints against FRESH individuals for FRESH dishonest acts!

As police investigations are confidential, I am sure CAD will protect the identity and content of what was being reported.

Lastly I want to say civil suit means civil suit. Criminal means criminal. Confidential means confidential, under investigation means under investigation.
There is no spirit of confusion in my house.

Police Report on Cheating Case

For the record, I’m doing this as a warning to preachers not to be so daring in future to deceive church members. It’s also to increase awareness in the body of Christ of the corrupt practices of church leaders such as Kong and team so the Christians will be more discerning and pray against the spirit of deception and greed in the church. (Mr. Chew’s comment)

How many people have the boldness and courage like Mr. Chew Eng Han to come against a mega church?

I have confirmed with Mr. Chew that he has lodged a police report with the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) on 11th July 2016 against 8 people for conspiracy to cheat and for misuse of church funds from City Harvest Church (“CHC”).

There is another ex-CHC member who want to remain as anonymous also lodged a police report on the same day.

The 8 people are
1. Kong Hee (CHC Founder)

2. Ho Yeow Sun (CHC Founder)

3. Mark Kwan (Sun’s creative director)
He had stayed in the LA house in Hollywood Hills with Sun Ho before.(Crossover Project)
I am not sure what position he is holding today. According to the news in Citynews he is one of the singers in the recent CHC “Draw Me” album. The same person who quoted in Citynews “The album title is taken from a worship song written by CHC’s senior pastor Kong Hee in the early days of the church, a song that has remained one of the church’s key anthems throughout its 27-year history.”  See my last post on “Draw Who?

4. Henry Chee Chi Keong (Ex Xtron manager)
Director of The Ink Room Pte. Ltd.
Director of Cityplay Pte Ltd.
Executive pastor Aries Zulkarnain told the church, “CityPlay Pte Ltd, which runs Cool de Sac and Bistro Cool, is a subsidiary of The Ink Room (TIR), formed in partnership with a successful local entrepreneur. Its board of directors include Pastor Bobby Chaw and Chee Chi Keong Henry of The Ink Room, who serve on a voluntary basis and do not receive remuneration for their directorships.”
Source: http://www.citynews.sg/2014/03/a-cool-place-to-play/

Henry Chee had stayed in the LA house in Hollywood Hills with Sun Ho before. (Crossover Project)
Source: http://www.spokeo.com/CA/Los-Angeles/2209-Canyon-Dr#resident_info_panel_2

5. Aries Zulkarnian (CHC Executive Pastor and Board member)
Director of Kosmos Global Private Limited. (Share holders of The Ink Room Pte. Ltd)

6. Teo Meng How (Kong Hee ex-secretary for a period and held some executive administration role in CHC before Commissioner of Charities suspension.)
He is not a Pastor but I saw a brochure address him as Pastor in an overseas preaching.

7. Derek Dunn (former CHC executive Pastor)
After the case broke out he has resigned from CHC. The reason given to the congregation was he has to look after his sick mother. You can find his profile in Derek Dunn ministry.

8. Kevin Loo (CHC KL Founder)
You can find his profile in City Harvest Church Kuala Lumpur.

Will there be a second round of investigation?

I don’t know. Meanwhile I know the existing criminal appeal case is near.
The hearing will be on the following dates
1. 15 to 16 September 2016
2. 19 to 21 September 2016

From Mrs Light

iTunesCharts

Draw Who?

As of June 18 2016, ‘Draw Me’ is currently at the second spot on the Singapore iTunes chart.

I’m not going to be biased and say the songs are awful, because they’re not entirely all that bad. I’m not an expert on music composition and arrangement. It’s all based on personal preference at the end of the day. CHC member or not, clinching a top position is big news, and you would be curious to check it out. 

On my own opinion

I am however, finding a small matter rather strange. Who is the artist of the album? (You will say, duh–­ CityWorship!)

DrawMe

The City Harvest Church Youtube channel clearly says the album artist is CityWorship (in the description, it also says it’s a ‘CityWorship’ album).

 

CityWorship

CHC’s official Facebook says that the album is by CityWorship.

 

ituneDrawMe

But why is it that on iTunes, the artist is City Harvest Church? I’m feeling a bit perturbed over ‘City Harvest Church’ being named as the artist. Clearly CityWorship is the album artist, with Sun Ho being a featuring artist since she played a singing role in only 4 songs.

And when I say artists, I mean the people who recorded and sang on the album.
artist

On the CityNews article, it mentions that, “The singers on the album include Sun Ho, Teo Poh Heng, Annabel Soh, Alison Yap, Gerald Chan, Chervelle Chua, Maximillian Low, Renata Triani and (Mark) Kwan himself”.
(http://www.citynews.sg/2016/06/draw-me-songs-from-a-season-of-struggles/)

So I guess I can assume that the above-mentioned singers are the members of CityWorship (along with the people playing the instruments and production staff etc.)?

And not to forget, Kong Hee is also the lyric composer.
“The album title is taken from a worship song written by CHC’s senior pastor Kong Hee in the early days of the church, a song that has remained one of the church’s key anthems throughout its 27-year history.”
(http://www.citynews.sg/2016/06/draw-me-songs-from-a-season-of-struggles/)

ituneDrawMeSongs

On iTunes, CityWorship is just labelled as a ‘featuring artist’ (‘feat.’) on the album, on all 13 songs to be precise.

Feat. Definition

Feat-meaning

Meaning Feat.

In that case, City Harvest Church is the main artist, and CityWorship is the invited artist with small segments on their songs (which is not the case).

Examples

thrive

no other names

From examples of other worship bands/ministry albums on iTunes, the band name or worship ministry is clearly labeled as the artist­– not a ‘feat’.

In my opinion, why isn’t Sun Ho labeled as the main artist for the 4 songs she sang when she’s the only one singing them (with some backup vocals)? There’s nothing wrong with that. They should have labeled it for what it is.

To quote, “With Sun Ho’s name plastered on the titles of articles by local media regarding the album, one might have expected an abomination on the scale of China Wine come disguised as an angel of light, but none exist.”
(https://www.bandwagon.asia/articles/a-full-analysis-of-draw-me-the-new-city-harvest-album-with-sun-ho)

Final thoughts:

  • CityWorship, not City Harvest Church, should have been labelled the artist of the album, not a featuring one
  • Sun Ho should have been labeled as the artist for the songs she sang alone, label it for what it is
  • I didn’t know Kong Hee could write music or that CHC had an anthem

The statement quoted by Mark “The album title is taken from a worship song written by CHC’s senior pastor Kong Hee in the early days of the church, a song that has remained one of the church’s key anthems throughout its 27-year history.” disturbed me.  I was in CHC for many years I would only remember Kong Hee played a guitar and sang a song once. Kong never introduced this song as “Draw Me”. (Assuming that is the “Draw Me” song)

Since when did this song become the key anthem song in CHC? Either I’m having amnesia or there is wilful blindness in CHC.

 

This is just my opinion on the small matter. One might say I’m just nitpicking¬– but this is just my two cents worth.

Section 377A of the Penal Code

Citi

A friend of mine sent the above picture to me. He told me that Citibank has organized an event on May 18, Wednesday 2016 that was open for ALL Citi staffs.

The Agenda of this event were as follow:
1. Citi’s commitment to diversity and inclusions, with a focus of LGBT employees
2. Address by speakers
3. Upcoming Pride events and getting involved
4. Networking
Brought to you by: Citi Singapore Pride Council

When Citi organized this special event to address the commitment to include and focus on the LGBT employees in Singapore, I wonder what are the feelings of the straight Singaporean employees and the “secret” homosexuals who are attending church. Would they feel intimidated and pressured to support the Citi Pride Event? I’m not an employee of Citi, but I’m aware that many top executives of the company are proudly out as homosexual.

Citi-Executives

Sources
1) blog.citigroup.com/2015/10/citi-leaders-named-to-the-top-100-outstanding-amp-ft-leading-lgbt-executives-list
2) blog.citigroup.com/2015/06/citi-marks-pride-month-2015-part-1
3) blog.citigroup.com/2015/06/citi-marks-pride-month-2015-part-2
4) blog.citigroup.com/2015/06/citi-marks-pride-month-2015-part-3
5) blog.citigroup.com/2015/06/citi-marks-pride-month-2015-part-4
6) blog.citigroup.com/2015/06/citi-marks-pride-month-2015-part-5
7) blog.citigroup.com/2015/06/citi-marks-pride-month-2015-part-6

The following is an excerpt from Bloomberg,
“…however, some countries with LGBT restrictions choose not to enforce them. In Singapore, which, like Bangladesh, has such laws dating back to British colonial times, gay activists are allowed to gather and organize. An annual gay pride celebration called Pink Dot was sponsored last year by international firms, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Google Inc., and JPMorgan Chase & Co.”
Source: http://bloom.bg/1TkpcOf headline is “Protecting Gay Employees where being Gay is a crime.” dated May 17, 2016

The paragraph is trying to contrast between Singapore and Bangladesh on how they enforce their laws. Both Singapore and Bangladesh have similar laws against LGBT acts, but Bangladesh approaches it more violently and seriously (“The brutal killing in Bangladesh last month of a gay activist employed by a U.S. aid agency”), whereas Singapore is more liberal (Allows Pink Dot activists to hold and organize events).

Although there is no more news about people convicted under 377(a), this does not mean that homosexual activities are legal in Singapore.

Anyway, Citi, I don’t have any bank accounts with you. I do not support you. I salute those who take the trouble to close their accounts and/or cancel their credit cards of your bank.