Kong Hee & Co On Trial

Wednesday, 15th May 2013

The six leaders of City Harvest Church (CHC), Pastor Kong Hee & five others, accused of committing criminal breach of trust are in court for trial. Five of them - Kong Hee, John Lam, Chew Eng Han, Tan Ye Peng and Serina Wee - allegedly misused church buildings funds amounting to S$24 million by channelling the money into two companies, Xtron Productions and PT the First National Glassware (Firna), as bond investments. The alleged misappropriation of money took place between January 2007 and October 2008.

City Harvest Church Founder Charged

Wednesday, 25th July 2012

City Harvest Church (CHC) founder Kong Hee and five other CHC members were charged in court for alleged misuse of church funds. Kong, 47, faced three charges for committing criminal breach of trust as an agent of CHC and for allegedly misappropriating about $24 million from CHC's building funds for unauthorised use. His right hand man, Tan Ye Peng, 39, faced ten charges. A church board member, John Lam Leng Hung, 44, faced three charges. The church finance manager Sharon Tan Shao Yuen, 37 faced seven charges. Serina Wee, 35, chruch ex-finance chief and Chew Eng Han, 52, church ex-investment manager faces ten charges each. Each charge carries the maximum punishment of life imprisonment and a fine. The court has allowed Kong Hee to travel overseas for pastoral purposes. His bail was set at S$1 million.

Ferrari Crashed Into Taxi

Saturday, 12th May 2012

A two million dollars red Ferrari 599 GTO, one of Ferrari 's fastest-ever road car, beat the Red Light at Rochor Road and Victoria Street Junction and crashed into a passing blue Comfort Hyundai Sonata Taxi. The impact was so great that parts from both cars, including the engine block of the taxi, was scattered all over the road. The 4.15am accident killed the male driver, a wealthy 30-year old Mainland Chinese National from China's Sichuan Province, the 50-year old local taxi driver and a 40-year old female Japanese passenger riding the taxi. Two other people were injured.

Naked Mole Rats Seen At The Singapore Zoo

Thursday, 8th March 2012

The Singapore Zoological Gardens opened a 50-sq-metre exhibition of naked mole rats and a scaled-down version of their complex living environment. The exhibit mimics their system of burrows in the wild. The exhibit has glass-fronted panels for visitors to view the rodents at work and play.

Thousands Joined Procession To Tank Road

Tuesday, 7th February 2012

The chariot carrying the statue of Lord Murugan, the principal deity of Thaipusam, made its way from the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Serangoon Road to Sri Thendayuthapani Temple at Tank Road. Nearly Eight Thousand of Devotees lined the route holding trays of offerings, smashing coconuts along its path. The chariot arrived in Tank Road at the break of day. Similar procession was head in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Mass Caroling In The City

Saturday, 24th December 2011

The 1,000 strong choirs from South Africa, Philippines, Indonesia and Singapore took part in a 1,000-strong mass caroling event outside Marina Square. And some of the caroler rode one of the seven dazzling Christmas mobile float up and down Orchard Road into the Christmas Morning.

Vegetarian Food Stall Owner To Sue Sands

Wednesday, 9th November 2011

A 58-year old Vegetarian Food Stall Owner, Madam Choo Hong Eng, felt short-changed by Sands Casino. According to her, she had struck jackpot win of S$416,000. Instead of paying her the full amount, the Casino told her there was a hitch in the system and her price money was only S$50,000 plus a sports car. So it will be case of Madam Choo (The Jackpot-er) vs. Mister Adelson (The Casino Owner). Update: The casino agreed to pay her the full amount - with CCTV footage and eye-witnesses to back her claim. Also she gave her statement at the Casino Regulatory Authority (CRA). As Madam Choo was enjoying herself in Taiwan at the time when the casino made the decision, was informed by her lawyer. Madam Choo has plague to donate $200,000 to charity. Hum... which charity???

Tangs Plaza Flooded Foul Water

Monday, 12th September 2011

Tangs in Orchard Road had to stop to its business after sewage water flooded the basement of Tangs Plaza. A nearby sewage water pipe had burst. Staff of Tangs were seen spraying air freshener on every floor of the store. This comes after a similar incident in ION Orchard.

Standard Chartered Bank Buys Money Lender

Friday, 8th April 2011

Standard Chartered had acquired legal money lender, GE Money. GE Money (GE Money Pte Ltd) was a wholly owned unit of General Electric Company, is a provider of car and personal loans in Singapore. The firm makes money by charging their customer interest for the money they loan them. The purchase will cost Standard Chartered nearly a billion Singapore Dollars. General Electric Company had established this legal money lending enterprise in Singapore nine years ago.

BG Ravinder Singh Appointed As Army Chief

Friday, 25th March 2011

On 25 Mar 2011 BG (Brigadier-General, a one-star rank) Ravinder Singh s/o Harchand Singh succeeded MG (Major-General, a two-star rank) Chan Chun Sing as the new In a Change of Command Parade held on 25 March, BG Ravinder Singh s/o Harchand Singh succeeded MG Chan Chun Sing as the new Chief of Army (COA). The event, held at Pasir Laba Camp, was officiated by Chief of Defence Force, LG (Lieutenant-General, a three-star rank) Neo Kian Hong. According to BG Ravinder Singh, Singapore Army is not just about platforms, systems and vehicles. It is about people - all the 320,000 people in the Army, and the one only thing that can get them engaged, ready to fight and to defend the country is Leadership.

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