Friday, November 20, 2015

City Harvest trial: 21 months to 8 years' jail for leaders

City Harvest trial: 21 months to 8 years' jail for leaders

Kong Hee was given the heaviest sentence of eight years' jail while Sharon Tan received the lightest at 21 months. 

POSTED: 20 Nov 2015 14:38
UPDATED: 20 Nov 2015 16:25

(Left to right) Sharon Tan, Chew Eng Han, Kong Hee, Tan Ye Peng, 
John Lam and Serina Wee. (Photos: Ngau Kai Yan)

SINGAPORE: All six City Harvest Church (CHC) leaders were sentenced to between 21 months and eight years' jail on Friday (Nov 20).
Senior pastor Kong Hee was sentenced to eight years in prison. 
John Lam, former secretary of the church's management board, was sentenced to three years in prison. 
Sharon Tan, former finance manager, was sentenced to 21 months in prison. 
Board member Chew Eng Han was sentenced to six years in prison.
Senior pastor Tan Ye Peng was sentenced to five years and six months in prison.
Serina Wee, former finance manager, was sentenced to five years in prison. 
Bail for all six was extended, and the start of their sentence deferred until Jan 11 next year. 
Judge See Kee Oon, in sentencing the leaders, said that Kong Hee was the most culpable, followed by Tan Ye Peng, Chew Eng Han, Serina Wee, and John Lam. 
The six were found guilty on Oct 21 on all counts of criminal breach of trust, and falsification of accounts. They were in court on Friday for oral submissions. 
The leaders set up sham bond investments to fund the Crossover Project, the church's attempt to reach out to non-Christians by propelling Kong Hee's wife, Ho Yeow Sun, to pop stardom. Sun Ho, as she is commonly known, was not in court on Friday.
In court, the defence argued that the co-accused were merely following orders and acting in the interests of the church, and thus their sentences should be calibrated.
The prosecution team consisting of DPPs Mavis Chionh, Tan Kiat Pheng, Christopher Ong, Joel Chen, Jeremy Yeo and Eugene Sng, submitted that "each of the accused persons played their respective roles in a conspiracy with intent to cause wrongful loss to CHC and to defraud the auditors".
"They did not merely wait passively for Kong Hee to instruct them to carry out each specific act and deception needed to drive the conspiracy forward. They took their own initiative to deceive and mislead the trusting members of CHC where necessary, and cannot escape responsibility for those acts," said the prosecution.
After hearing the submissions from both sides, Judge See passed the sentence at 3pm.
"For us ex-members, we'll leave it to the judge. We have to respect the Honour's decision. As what the prosecutor says, we need to do it right now because it will have a great repercussion on other mega churches on what and what cannot be done," said a man who identified himself as a former City Harvest member.
After the sentencing, Sharon Tan's lawyer Paul Seah said that he and his client "will look at the judge's comments" and decide what to do next.
Tan Ye Peng's lawyer N Sreenivasan said that it has been a "trying time" for his client and that Tan "needs to pray, reflect and discern". 
- CNA/wl

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Prophecy on Malaysia during The Feast of Tabernacle in Kuching on 2015 Oct 3 & 4

10 Oct 2015

Allen Faubion
Glory of Zion International Ministries

Malaysia is a Rainbow Country, in a sense that it is a unique country with diversity. Its diversified races, religions and cultures existed in acceptance, harmony, tolerance and peace.

Malaya gained independence from the British in 1957 Aug 31. Few years later Singapore, Sarawak and Sabah gained independence too and joined Malaya in 1963 Sep 16, thus, the formation of Malaysia. Unfortunately, Singapore left in 1965 Aug 9 and became a Sovereign State.

Many citizens who lived through the old days before 1990 could testify the blessed state as a Malaysian in which every body could enjoy each other. Of course there was the dark age of 1969 May 13 incident which had marred our image. Nevertheless, it had little impact during the days of 1970s and 1980s.

It was sad that eventually the power that be had steered the country into racial and religious extremism. It was getting worse in the last ten years. It was especially serious in the past one year where the government have many unresolved scandals which plagued the country's currencies.

Let us continue to pray for Malaysia. We have confidence that God is in control of our nation. We love Malaysia, we don't play up racial issues. All of us are Malaysians no matter what race you are.

The following is a prophecy for Malaysia.

Date: Oct 3 - 4
Venue: SIB, Kuching
Speaker: Rev. Allen Faubion

Disclaimer: Some people, including Christians, are always critical of Prophecies. They will question the position of the Prophets and labelled them as "Prophets of Doom". However, whether the prophecies came from God is not for us to judge. Prophecies always come with conditions. God requires the Christians to do their parts.

Prophecy for Malaysia:

God is government and the government of Malaysia is upon His shoulders. There will be signs of change at Putrajaya in the next 30 days.

Be ready for economic highs and economic lows for the nation of Malaysia in the coming months. We are in the economic lows, and have great anticipation for economic highs.

Economic highs are in days ahead.  God's plan for Malaysia, until the January of 2016, is for us to shift into the economic highs.

We decree & declare that the Malaysian’s political & economic structures will be adjusted abruptly to God's plan, and there will be no other substitute but everything Godly! Amen!

God's Word is everlasting, and we must stand firm upon HIS Word and the promises of Him for our nation.  God is our source.  We should be at the center of His heart and, above all, STAND FIRM in a time of the nationwide "shifting sand!"

The Year 5776 has the Divine double portion of grace to slay all giants in our path and all mountains looming over our life. Our weapons of warfare are the shofar and the Divine provision for year, a tent peg (Vav/Waw). 

No human has ever seen the fullness of what is ahead but Malaysia will enter her destiny destined by God. 

All will acknowledge our God is Sovereign! 


Friday, September 25, 2015










Saturday, September 5, 2015

为何国旗横摆游行倒反? During march, why placed the national flag upside down when held horizontally?


  • 國旗遊行的禮儀是,國旗綁在旗桿上的那一邊(藍底及6道紅白相間的橫條)永遠先行,而且貴賓看到的藍底必須是在上方。(圖:星洲日報)





Wednesday, September 2, 2015

出席 净选盟 4.0 人数计算方法不 一 关德辉算给大家看

2015年08月31日 | 记者:郭振业 整理报导

2151680英尺(ft)² / 4 =537,920
一是「雅克布斯法」(Jacobs Crowd Formula),是至今多为沿用的计算方法。以集会场地面积换算,依疏密程度,再乘以每单位面积的人数计算。这方法比较常用於静態的群眾集会,美国、韩国、菲律宾、新加坡等都用这方法计算集会人数。

Monday, August 31, 2015

500,000 were at Bersih 4, says organiser

31 August 2015 5.48 p.m.
The organiser of Bersih 4 sees the event as a huge success and that approximately 500,000 people had taken part in the rally.
"The total number of people who participated in Bersih 4, for the entire 34 hours, is estimated at 500,000," Bersih secretariat head Maria Chin Abdullah said at a press conference today.
Maria said Bersih, a coalition of NGOs pushing for electoral reforms, would consider hosting Bersih 5 if the demands made during the weekend's rally are not met.
"We will consider it. (But for now) we would like to reiterate our demands until they are fulfilled.
"We don't just want the prime minister to step down, but also to reform our institutions," she said.
The 34-hour rally on Saturday and Sunday saw tens of thousands of participants gathering, mainly along Jalan Tun Perak and aroundf Dataran Merdeka.
However, police estimates suggest that only 25,000 people took part on the first day.
Dr M's agenda
Meanwhile, Maria said she and the Bersih secretariat members were prepared for possible arrests, adding that their legal team was on standby.
On Dr Mahathir Mohamad's brief appearances at the rally, Maria's deputy Sarajun Hoda said the former prime minister had his own agenda.
"Firstly, he wants to see Najib step down. Secondly, he wants BN to be in power," said Sarajun.
Mahathir first visited the protest grounds on Saturday evening, stating that he was witnessing "people's power" and that the protesters should carry on.
Yesterday, Mahathir made another appearance, but made it clear that he was not supportive of Bersih's cause, which includes extensive institutional reforms to prevent abuse of power.
However, Mahathir said that street demonstrations were justifiable as a last resort, citing how Filipinos had to take to the streets to depose dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015


The rainbow flag is a symbol of 
pride and LGBT social movements in use since the 1970s.
(Author's comment: So called "rainbow" is actually not a rainbow. 
A rainbow created by God is 7-colored, but theirs is 6-colored.)


      626日,美国最高法院以54判决同性恋行为在美国合法化。随即在社交网站和whatsApp等广泛被讨论。我有不少的基督徒朋友都愤愤不平传来各种反对的文章和信息,但我都无动于衷,没有加入为“Keyboard warrior”(键盘战士)行列。我对这议题似乎心已死!




        美国是一个只有几百年历史的新兴国家,以信仰耶稣为主,秉持“In God We Trust”(我们信靠上帝)为治国动力。随着外来的移民增加,及基督徒疏于家庭的宗教教育,基督徒的人数虽然还是占主要比率,但其中却不少是有名无实的。这可从各州公投堕胎合法化和同性恋合法化支持维护道德者节节败退即可见一斑。





Monday, June 22, 2015






        一、 制定两线制。因着伊斯兰党在民联不合作,原则上阵线应该不复存在,别藕断丝连,还拉拉扯扯干嘛?行动党必须向伊党高唱那首老歌“再回头我也不要你”,歌词真适合你俩!所以行动党必须致力于找能够合作的伙伴来组新阵线,若加入的政党是以国家利益为大前提的话,两线制的实现机率就会大跃进。


状况都可能出现。开明派 PasMa,基本上从那些人的表现和言论都看到他们有推动改革的品质。他们也表明若成立政党,会收非穆斯林人士作党员。只是美中不足的,乃是它们还沿用 Pas 这个名称,摆脱不了宗教色彩。以宗教治国对异己是不公的,我建议它们采用超越宗教斗争的党号更有说服力。











        在此民联闹剧,反而我认为公正党更虚伪。阿兹敏或许就是为了继续坐那把大臣椅子,不愿意接受民联已死的事实。你看民联三党,谁是在上届大选真正努力致使政局变天的政党呢?民联三党在大选的群众大会都在喊口号“Ini kali lah!”(就是这次了!)。许多不满国阵的人民以为那次真的会政局变天。喊归喊,但另两党却不如行动党说到行到,不惜调派强将攻打不一定会胜的选区。猛龙过江,它们却有可能就溺死者江中!真的上天不负苦心人,行动党比前一届增加了10个国会议席,公正党反而少一席,伊党少两席!甚至公正党实权领袖安华都不敢博,要攻打霹雳巫统强区却想打不打!如果另外两个盟党都各自增加10个议席的话,大马政治形势就不一样矣!
























Sunday, June 21, 2015

WSJ: Najib used 1MDB's funds for GE13

4:15PM Jun 19, 2015

Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report today claimed that 1MDB's funds were used to bankroll Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak's campaign in the 13th general election.

The report said this was achieved by having 1MDB make overpriced purchase of power assets from Genting Group in 2012.

Genting then made a donation to a foundation controlled by Najib before the 13th general election and it claimed the funds were used for campaigning.

"The 1MDB fund in October 2012 acquired a Genting unit that owned a 75 percent stake in a 720-megawatt gas-fired power plant near Kuala Lumpur.

"The price, which was equivalent to about US$740 million at the time, came to RM2.3 billion.

"A few months after the sale, a unit of Genting called Genting Plantations Bhd made a donation of about US$10 million to a Najib-linked charity, according to a spokesperson for Genting Plantations," said the report.

The foundation, WSJ said, was Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia, which lists Najib as chairperson on its website.

"Though set up to help underprivileged Malaysians through education and sport, this charity soon got involved in spending that appeared designed to help Najib retain power in the May 2013 election," it said.

1MDB, which has accumulated RM41.8 billion in debt, is owned by the Finance Ministry, a portfolio held by Najib.

'Spent millions'

WSJ said 1MDB's purchase of Genting's stake in the power asset was around five times what it was then worth.

"The price, which was equivalent to about US$740 million at the time, came to RM2.3 billion.

"Genting later reported it had a 1.9 billion ringgit extraordinary gain on this sale, implying a value for its stake in the power plant of just 400 million ringgit - or less than one-fifth what 1MDB paid for it.

"In a second sign that 1MDB paid a high price, the fund’s financial statement for the fiscal year ended in March 2013 said the power unit’s property, plant and equipment were worth a little under RM500 million at the time of acquisition," it said.

WSJ said the "donations" to Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia were then poured into the election campaign in Penang for BN's bid to recapture the state.

"It and other charities linked to the government spent millions of dollars before the voting in Penang, a northern state that was an important election battleground.

"Najib visited Penang during the campaign and announced that Yayasan Rakyat 1Malaysia would donate RM2 million to two local schools.

"These schools serve Chinese communities that are not a poor demographic but whose support would be crucial to win votes in the area," it said.

'Goldman pushed to raise money before GE13'

It said regulators found the charity had failed to file its required financial status since 2013.

WSJ added that Goldman Sachs, which received a handsome commission for raising US$3 billion (RM11.22 billion) in bonds for 1MDB, was pressed to do so quickly shortly before the general election.

"Goldman Sachs Group Inc arranged the bond sale and took on extra risk to get the deal done quickly at 1MDB’s request, according to a person familiar with the matter, earning unusually high profits as a result," it said.

Shortly after the general election, Kinibiz reported that Genting made an unexpected RM190 million in donations, believed to be related to the election.

"Analysts were puzzled that the Genting group made such a huge donation, and that too spread out over several companies, in just one quarter, significantly impacting its bottom line.

"They speculated that the so-called donations could be election-related, using charities as fronts. It is normally unthinkable that such large contributions were made to charities, Kinibiz quoted an analyst as saying.

The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) did not directly address the allegation in the WSJ report.

“Unfortunately, the prime minister’s political opponents, unwilling to accept his record or the facts, continue to try to undermine him with baseless smears and rumours for pure political gain," the PMO told WSJ.

WSJ said it was told by 1MDB to refer the matter to Genting. Genting Group declined to comment.

Malaysiakini has contacted the PMO, 1MDB and Genting Group on the WSJ report and is awaiting their responses.


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Pakatan's death announced, DAP seeks new allies

12:39PM Jun 16, 2015

Penang chief minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today announced that Pakatan Rakyat has met its demise.

"The DAP central executive committee (last night) accepts the PAS muktamar's motion to sever ties with DAP and effectively, that Pakatan ceases to exist.

"As Pakatan was formed by the three parties based on consensus and bound by the common policy framework, the PAS muktamar's motion effectively killed off Pakatan.

"Pakatan therefore ceases to exist," he added in a media statement.

Lim said DAP will work with PKR and other forces who aspire to see the end of Umno and BN's one-party rule to reshape and realign Malaysian politics with the aim of winning Putrajaya for the people.
"DAP will work towards a broad based and principled new coalition that shall emerge to fill the political vacuum that can rekindle hopes of change to realise our Malaysian dream for a better future for all,"
he added.

As for the Selangor state government, he said DAP will support for the leadership of Selangor Menteri Besar Mohd Azmin Ali to re-frame the state government with  a new functioning coalition.

This, he added, must be based on the common policy and the Selangor GE 2013 election manifesto that received an overwhelming mandate of more than 60% of the popular vote.

Hadi caused Pakatan paralysis

Delving into history, Lim said Pakatan was formed on April 1, 2008 as a joint response by DAP, PKR and PAS to the deep yearning for political change by Malaysian voters following the political tsunami of the 12th GE in 2008.

"With the massive support from Malaysians, the opposition won more than one-thirds of parliamentary seats and five state governments.

"The leaders of DAP, PKR and PAS agreed to form Pakatan with a set of shared principles in the hope of uniting all anti-Umno/BN forces to bring forth a new era of politics and governance of integrity, accountability and democracy in a progressive Malaysia.

"It was agreed then that decision making in Pakatan would be based on consensus and mutual trust at the leadership council.

"The coalition was not meant to be a coalition of convenience but one that is guided by ideas, principles and ideals for a new Malaysia," he added.

However, Lim said in several major incidents over the past year, including the Selangor menteri besar crisis, decisions agreed upon by the leadership council was violated by PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang.

This, he added, resulted in near-paralysis of the coalition.

He said the situation was exacerbated by Hadi’s willingness to forge a unity government with Umno and his support for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak despite the 1MDB imbroglio.

"The breach of promise made personally by Hadi at the leadership council on Feb 10 to discuss the hudud laws proposed by PAS first with Pakatan partners before being tabled to the Kelantan state assembly or a private motion by Hadi in Parliament further immobilised the entire leadership council.

"This breach of promise by Hadi was followed by the momentous decision on June 6, when the PAS muktamar, the general assembly and the highest authority of the party, accepted without debate a motion to sever ties with DAP," he added.