Kong Hee, founder and pastor of Singapore’s City Harvest Church, has been arrested along with four others for allegedly misusing church funds. All five individuals have been released on bail, but will appear in court on Wednesday to face charges for the investigation, which has been ongoing since 2010. City Harvest Church has released a statement indicating that church activities will continue as usual.
Agence France-Presse provides further details:
Officials said they were suspected of diverting at least Sg$23 million earmarked for charitable projects and spent money on a bid by the pastor’s wife, Ho Yeow Sun, to launch an evangelical music career in the United States.