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Sentenced to 8 years’ jail, Kong Hee thanks his supporters in a note that lacks any hint of contrition https://t.co/N5ehbNhAs3

Sentenced to 8 years’ jail, Kong Hee thanks his supporters in a note that lacks any hint of contrition https://t.co/N5ehbNhAs3

It appears that City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee has somewhat made peace with the finality of his predicament. In a Facebook post put up at night on Nov. 20 — following Kong’s sentencing in the day together with five other current and former church leaders to jail terms ranging from 21 months to 8 years — he thanked his supporters for their devotion. Kong also said the troubles for his church will soon come to an end, an assertion that is somewhat true as the Commissioner of Charities has said it is resuming the removal proceedings of the church’s leaders, following the sentencing. The aim of this regulatory action is to protect the charitable assets of the charity, the COC said. However, the conspicuous absence of any hint of contrition in Kong’s note will hardly escape any lay reader who has a passing interest in his trial. He wrote that he is saddened by the length ...

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