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One of the City Harvest leaders saddened by sentencing, because “ultimately we did it for the church”

Ultimate.

Nyi Nyi Thet | April 7, 2017 @ 11:10 am

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John Lam was handed a 18-month jail sentence upon appeal for his role in City Harvest Church’s misappropriation of funds.

He was initially sentenced to three years’ jail before the appeal, and prosecutors had been looking for a heightened sentence of between eight and nine years.

When approached by reporters after the sentencing, this is what he had to say.

In it, he talked about his feelings after the sentencing.

Reporter: How are you feeling right now?

Lam: Obviously sad, yeah.

Reporter: Why sad?

Lam: Well if you listen to the judgement, I think there is no personal gain.

Ultimately we did it for the church, for the crossover.

But we have to accept the judgement.

The crossover is the term used for Sun Ho’s foray into pop music in order to reach out to non-Christians.

The former secretary of the Church’s management board was considered by Deputy Public Prosecutor Mavis Chionh to be the man responsible for preventing the sham investment bonds from being found out.

His jail term will start in a fortnight, on April 21.

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