Prosecution: Xtron & church closely linked

Prosecution: Xtron & church closely linked
Xtron artiste, singer Sun Ho.

SINGAPORE - It was City Harvest Church (CHC) which paid for Ms Ho Yeow Sun's music career and it was CHC executives who controlled Xtron Production, her management company.

That's the prosecution's case and on Tuesday they argued they could show Xtron and CHC were not separate entities but closely linked.

The prosecution revealed e-mail among three of the accused - Serina Wee, Kong Hee's second-incommand Tan Ye Peng and Chew Eng Han - discussing whether they could describe Xtron as being under the church's control.

Kong had also called Xtron director Choong Kar Weng because he was concerned about the church's bond arrangements and asked him to check if things were legal.

In an e-mail to Wee, Mr Choong said he had analysed the problem.

He realised that if Xtron's losses are shown to the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, the losses would be traced back to the Crossover Project, and hence the church.

"And because of Xtron and CHC's close proximity, then that would ultimately defeat the whole Crossover Project," Mr Choong had written.

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