Thursday, August 23, 2012

Why The Warning?

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.

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