By now, almost everyone in Singapore knows of the arrest of the founder of City Harvest Church, Kong Hee, over alleged misuse of church funds and alleged breaches under charity laws. Mr. Kong Hee was arrested along with five others from his ministry.
However members of City Harvest
are standing behind their leaders and efforts had been made to raise funds to
pay for the legal fees of the church leaders. For some reason, this seems to
have touched a nerve as the Singapore's Commissioner of Charities (COC) has
warned City Harvest Church about their efforts.
Now I have said before
that the case against City Harvest looks strong so I wasn't expecting to be jumping to their defense but I have to question why the COC
issued this warning. If people believe in Kong Hee and want to donate money to
his defence team; what’s wrong with that?
This is their right. Everyone
knows the charges facing the six, and if some people still want to donate money
to them; what is wrong with that? They are doing it with their eyes open. There is nothing wrong with that.