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CHC trial: Defence hints prosecution's questioning flawed

The defence lawyers of the six leaders of City Harvest Church have hinted that the prosecution's line of questioning is flawed.

SINGAPORE: The defence lawyers of the six leaders of City Harvest Church have hinted that the prosecution's line of questioning is flawed.

This follows Wednesday’s accusation that the prosecution based its case on a “piecemeal” approach, where it presented selective information to the key witness.

On Thursday, defence lawyer Mr N Sreenivasan tried to reinforce this point by asking the church's former external auditor, Mr Sim Guan Seng, if he answered the prosecution's questions based on documents it provided.

Mr Sim said his answers were based on what he read on the spot.

Mr Sreenivasan tried to make another point -- that the documents raised by the prosecution were irrelevant to auditors.

He asked Mr Sim if auditors needed to refer to email correspondences of the church's management in the course of their work.

Mr Sim said it was not necessary.

Church founder Kong Hee and five deputies are accused of misusing millions of the church's building fund to boost the music career of singer, Ms Sun Ho.

It is the prosecution's case that the accused moved the monies via "sham bond investments".


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