Kong Hee: This is a difficult time for me

City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee (R) and his wife Sun Ho, also known as Ho Yeow Sun, arrive at the State Courts on October 21, 2015.
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CITY Harvest Church founder Kong Hee, who was convicted on Wednesday of multi-million dollar fraud, said it was a difficult period for him and his family, in his first public comments following the verdict.

"This is a difficult time for me, and especially for my family, just as it is for the other co-accused persons," Kong, 51, wrote in a Facebook post yesterday addressed to his church and supporters.

He added: "As was the case throughout these past three years of court trial, and the earlier two years of investigation, I have put my faith and my all in God, and trust that whatever the outcome, He will use it for good in His time and in His way."

Kong asked his supporters to continue praying for him and those involved in the trial.

"The days and steps ahead are challenging, but with God's grace and love, I have no fear. The Lord Jesus, my Good Shepherd, will lead and guide. I will obey, I will follow, by faith," he said.

This article by The Straits Times was published in MyPaper, a free, bilingual newspaper published by Singapore Press Holdings.