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CHC trial: Auditor says wouldn’t have signed off on church’s accounts

The lead auditor testifying in the trial of the six leaders of the City Harvest Church said he would not have signed off on the church's accounts if he had been aware of the discussions among the accused and would have raised more questions.

SINGAPORE: The lead auditor testifying in the trial of the six leaders of the City Harvest Church said he would not have signed off on the church's accounts if he had been aware of the discussions among the accused and would have raised more questions.

On Friday, the prosecution sought to rebut the defence's argument by asking Mr Sim Guan Seng of Baker Tilly about the signing off on the documents.

This comes after the defence sought to show that the prosecution's case was built on a “piecemeal” approach, where it showed selective information to the witness.

Mr Sim also said on Friday that the amendment of the Xtron bonds would raise a lot of questions.

It is the prosecution's case that church founder Kong Hee and five deputies misused millions of Building Fund monies to boost singer Sun Ho's career.

They are accused of doing so via "sham bond investments" in companies like Xtron.

Xtron was the management firm of Ms Ho, who is the wife of Kong.

The trial will resume on Tuesday as both the defence and prosecution sort out some logistics.


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