In the high profile corruption case of City Harvest Church, former fund manager Chew Eng Han said that he thought that the pastor’s 44-year-old wife Sun Ho is a “mega-star” and thought that she can evagelise non-Christians with her “songs”:
“The logic is Sun becomes a megastar, (holds more) concerts … then she can evangelise. I thought she was a megastar. In reality, the church had bought up unsold stock of Sun’s albums.”
Chew Eng Han said that he attended two of her concerts and even donated S$1 million to the church, and that he was “brainwashed” by Pastor Kong Hee into believing that his wife is a success.
The court room roared with laughter at Sun Ho when Chew Eng Han said: “If this was a conspiracy, it is the worst thought-out conspiracy ever”, with the judge replying “It looks that way to me too.”
The appeal hearing is currently on-going for the misappropriation of S$50 million church funds, given as “tithes to god” by City Harvest Church goers. S$24 million of amount was lost on Sun Ho’s doomed singing career.