AGC warns City Harvest pastor over Twitter posts

AGC warns City Harvest pastor over Twitter posts

SINGAPORE - The Attorney-General's Chambers (AGC) yesterday warned City Harvest Church pastor Tan Kim Hock over two of his tweets, which the AGC said scandalise the judiciary.

The pastor was told the tweets, posted over two days last month, can amount to contempt of court, and action may be taken against him, said an AGC spokesman yesterday.

He has also been asked to remove the posts from his Twitter account and publish an apology within seven days from yesterday.

Mr Tan had tweeted on May 5 that he was "amazed at the efficiency of ST. They knew it while the court is still going on or do they know earlier".

He was apparently referring to an online report by The Straits Times on the ongoing trial against City Harvest founder pastor Kong Hee and five other church leaders.

The tweet came on the same day Presiding Judge of the State Courts See Kee Oon ruled that the church leaders had to take the stand to defend themselves against allegations that they had misused church funds and falsified its accounts.

The trial against Kong and the five others began in May last year and resumes on July 14.

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