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An auditor testifying in the City Harvest Church trial said that certain practices described in e-mails written by accused Serina Wee were “improper”, and mischaracterised advice he gave to the church. These include downplaying the close relationship the church had with related companies, for example by leaving out information in minutes of church meetings.
The prosecution had shown Foong Daw Ching, who has advised church members, several e-mails that Wee had written to the other five accused listing suggestions Foong purportedly gave to her about the accounting and disclosures of transactions between the church and related firms.
One e-mail in 2008 saw her describe “Bro Foong” as saying the church should not minute down everything that was explained about Xtron Productions to members at a extraordinary general meeting “so as not to show too close a relationship or control over (Xtron)”.
But Foong denied he had given such advice. “Why would I, in my position, tell someone to do something that looks improper? It definitely did not come from me.”
The prosecution believes the six accused had illegally funnelled church money to Xtron to fund Ho Yeow Sun’s secular music career. — The Straits Times / Asia News Network
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