News portals around the cyberspace are reporting the recent case involving City Harvest Church members and her celebrated founder Kong Hee. Here's MSN News:
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The founder of megachurch City Harvest Church and 16 other individuals and staff involved in the handling of the church's financial affairs are being investigated by the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD).Here's Strait Times:
The 17 people who are assisting police with investigations include the megachurch's founder, Senior Pastor Kong Hee, who was picked up early yesterday morning.What happened? Could this be a misunderstanding? Could the CAD mistaken? Just a few days ago, Kong Hee was telling 30,000 participants of the Asia Conference & Church Growth International seminar that Christians have to engage culture without compromising spiritual matters. We shall anticipate the result of the investigation. Meanwhile, check out two interesting blogs featuring this news. Terence Lee shares his thoughts as a member of the church. Kenneth is taken a back by some CHC's members' over-confidence in their
Police also took away financial records and computers from the homes and offices of the people involved. They did not say what offences they were investigating.
(By the way, there was a beauty pageant slotted right on the third day, right in the middle of the 5-days seminar's schedule. Probably organizing this sort of pathetic pageant is perceived by CHC as one of the ways to engage culture. Two years ago, I have asked some questions over such practice. I remain suspicious of the aesthetic values CHC is promoting as a church.)
(Photo was taken from the conference's website)