City Harvest trial: Indonesian donor Wahju Hanafi moved by church's teachings

SINGAPORE - Questioned by the state on his relationships with the church and the six accused, Indonesian businessman Wahju Hanafi credited City Harvest with changing him as a person, and said he was so moved by its teachings that he paid back 10 years' worth of evaded taxes. "The church taught me principles like work hard, be honest, have integrity. Pastor (Kong) told me to do business with integrity."

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Who is City Harvest's Wahju Hanafi?

By Teh Shi Ning
The Business Times

Indonesian businessman Wahju Hanafi, the other beneficiary of funds allegedly diverted from City Harvest Church (CHC) to further Sun Ho's music career, is a man with multiple links to the church, its founder Kong Hee and affiliated companies.

The prosecution's charges against Kong and four other senior CHC members said that alleged dishonest transfers of $11 million from CHC's building fund to PT The First National Glassware between Oct 6, 2008 and June 19, 2009 were meant to fund Ms Ho's career and "for the purpose of providing funds to one Wahju Hanafi".

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