“The matter is not over yet,” he said yesterday, adding that the AGC will decide by early this week.
The High Court’s 2-1 decision on Friday to generally halve the sentences of six church leaders on appeal hinged on a legal point that could have serious implications for future corruption cases, Mr Shanmugam explained. All six, including church founder Kong Hee, had maintained they were not guilty of misusing $50 million in church funds.
Yesterday, Kong addressed his congregation at a 5pm service. “I’m so sorry for all the hurt, all the disappointment and all the painful ordeals you’ve been through,” he said.”