On his appeal for leniency today, Pastor Kong Hee brought out his “family” card telling his sad family story to the judge.

Kong Hee said he is the sole breadwinner of his family and that his parents are old, his siblings are deaf and mute, and that his 10 year old son quit school because of a mental illness.

Facing a maximum sentence of life imprisonment for multiple counts of criminal fraud, Kong Hee was sentenced 8 years.

Pastor Kong Hee has however not apologised for his crimes and has only apologised to his supporters “for the difficult times they are going through”. The pastor is appealing his 8 years sentence and his bail has been extended to Jan 11, when the next appeal hearing will be.

Photo of Lian He Wan Bao from Zhong Guo Zhu
Photo of Lian He Wan Bao from Zhong Guo Zhu

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