Photo of Sun Ho and Kong Hee from Straits Times

Convicted corrupted leaders of megachurch City Harvest won their appeal today (April 7) with leading pastor fraudster Kong Hee getting only a 3½ jail sentence instead of the original sentence of 8. Kong Hee’s lawyer is PAP MP Edwin Tong.

Pastor Tan Ye Peng, 44, received three years and two months, down from 5½. Former Finance Manager Serina Wee, 40, had her sentencing halved at 2½ years instead of 5. Former finance committee member John Lam received 1½ instead of 3. Former fund manager Chew Eng Han, 56, received three years and four months, down from 6. Former CHC Finance Manager Sharon Tan received 6 months instead of 21 months.

The Singapore High Court even gave Kong Hee the liberty to enjoy Easter holidays by giving them a 2 weeks deferment.

The 6 were found of misappropriating S$50.6 million of church funds in 2015 to fund Kong Hee’s wife, Sun Ho’s failed singing career.

It is unknown whether the public prosecutors will proceed with another appeal. In a media interview, PAP MP Edwin Tong said that Kong Hee is disappointed that he did not walk out a free man. The Singapore Court is currently being slammed by the public for passing a corrupted judgement and protecting the rich.