Crossover Project 'impacted' Jay Chou, says Sun Ho

Crossover Project 'impacted' Jay Chou, says Sun Ho

The Crossover Project at the centre of the City Harvest Church case was "always about the church" and not about herself, said pop singer Sun Ho yesterday.

And among those Ms Ho claimed were "impacted" by the project were Taiwanese singers Jay Chou, Will Liu, Rachel Liang, and two members of the band F.I.R.

Testifying in court, where she is on the stand for the first time since the trial started in May 2013, Ms Ho also said she believed the project was a success.

She was called to the stand as a witness by City Harvest Church's former investment manager Chew Eng Han on the 136th day of the trial.

But Ms Ho said she was never aware of album sales because she was too busy.

Chew is among a group of six church leaders, including Ms Ho's husband and church founder Kong Hee, accused of misusing church money to bankroll her secular music career.

The six people are alleged to have misappropriated $24 million in church building funds through sham bond investments in the music production firm Xtron and glass manufacturer Firna, and another $26 million to cover it up. The church leaders wanted to use the Crossover Project to spread the gospel through Ms Ho's music.

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