SINGAPORE - The state showed through emails and meeting minutes prepared by Xtron employees, that City Harvest employees were consulted on the company's matters even though they were not on its payroll. In some cases their approval was also sought. These church employees included Tan Ye Peng, one of the six accused.
City Harvest trial: First witness called is Xtron director and long-time church member
Mr Choong Kar Weng, a Malaysian citizen and Singapore PR, said he was invited to take up the Xtron directorship by Kong, even though the megachurch founder did not hold any appointments in the company.
City Harvest trial: 6 accused arrive in court
By David Ee
City Harvest church founder Kong Hee entered the Subordinate Courts on Monday morning hand in hand with pop-singer wife Ho Yeow Sun, on the first day of the resumed trial into his and five other church leaders' alleged multi-million dollar misuse of church funds.
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Early morning queue outside Sub Courts for City Harvest trial
By 7am on Monday, a steadily growing queue of more than 50 people had formed. The earliest of the arrivals had come at about 4am. They stood or sat quietly in groups of two and three, some reading up on previous media reports.
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