SINGAPORE: Former City Harvest Church (CHC) leader Chew Eng Han, who was convicted last year along with five other church leaders for misappropriating S$50m of church funds, has filed a police report at the Commercial Affairs Department against eight CHC members.
The report was against CHC founders Kong Hee and Ho Yeow Sun as well as six other members - including executive pastor Aries Zulkarnian, he told Channel NewsAsia on Wednesday (Jul 13).
Chew said he lodged the report for "fraudulent misrepresentation of vital facts about the church which induced me and other members to give our donations", and also for use of funds for purposes other than what was represented to the members of the church, he alleged.
"I am only one of many victims of misrepresentation. The focus is not on myself but on what Kong, Sun and (their) team has done to the members, many of whom have left the place,” he added.
The Singapore Police Force confirmed that a police report was lodged. "As police investigations are confidential, and the complainant Mr Chew also has an appeal against his conviction and sentence pending adjudication by the Supreme Court, it is inappropriate at this juncture for the police to comment further," it said.
The appeals of the six CHC leaders including Chew and Kong will be heard over Sep 19 to 23 this year.