CHC Confessions has produced a “non-exhaustive list of the lies”of Kong Hee. We would like to highlight another flaw in Kong Hee’s story that needs to be stressed.
“In 2008-2009, he gave Xtron $46.3 million just to ‘look for a place for the church’. This was actually not true. In 2010, he credited the entire founding of Suntec to SH. The $46.3 million was supposed to allow Xtron to secure the purchase of the Riverwalk unit, Crossover expenses and also to regain the rights to SH’s musical production from Ultimate Assets.”
What makes this even more deceitful on Kong Hee’s behalf is the fact that he was never intending to purchase the Riverwalk unit. Since 1995, he was told/prophesied over by Phil Pringle to own/purchase Suntec. We’ve highlighted the fact that Kong Hee mislead his entire church into thinking that he was looking for a new church premise. The truth was, he had his eyes on Suntec for over a decade.
CHC Confessions writes,
The CHC trial continues in court today. Here’s a non-exhaustive list of the lies of the mastermind as compiled by Patrick Liew:
1. In 2003. KH was quoted in the Straits Times and requested the auditor to announce during an AGM that ‘no church funds were used’, for SH’s music career. It was revealed in Court that indeed monies were used as way back as 2001, thru Attributes bookstore before the formation of Xtron in 2003. Despite knowing this, KH forced Roland Poon to make a public apology in the newspapers, when the latter alleged that church funds were used. Roland had to come up with substantial fees for the public apology, as well as endure embarrassment to his personal reputation and damage to his business.
2. In 2005, KH had announced that SH had received a USD5 million contract from Tonos Entertainment to pursue her career in USA. This was found out to be a fabrication. Enterprising netizens had revealed that Tonos Entertainment had already closed down as of 1 Sep 2003. So the company did not existed as of 2005 and could not offer SH any contract at all.
3. In the landmark Suntec deal, it was revealed by KH that they were ‘majority co-owners of Suntec’. This was revealed not to be true. The church was only 1 of 6 shareholders in Suntec Singapore (and not whole of Suntec) and owned a minority stake only. They had in fact only entered into a rental-lease agreement for the 6th floor area.
4. KH announced that the auditorium for the Suntec area could seat 12,000…. despite knowing of commercial restrictions of use of commercial space by religious organizations. Netizens revealed that the auditorium space could only seat 5,706. In fact, even after renovations were completed in 2012, the official seating of the 6th floor auditorium is now rated as 6,000.
5. As of 2010, KH had announced that congregation was 33k strong. However, an online leak of the official attendance showed that it was only about 14k+. This forced the church to do an internal assessment of how church attendance was calculated and they had to backtrack on their original figures.
6. He always maintained that he was not the church payroll, early on, after the debacle of the NKF saga. This was actually not really true. He drew on the privately funded MPA, which was maintained by the donations of a group of church goers. He was also reimbursed various of his expenses e.g. airfares, overseas mobile fees and other expenses, from Xtron, whose funds were mainly derived from the church.
7. He said that Wahju Hanafi made a personal guarantee to underwrite the costs of the Crossover project in 2002. This was found to be actually not true. The personal guarantee was backdated to 2010, after the 5 accused homes have been raided and charged. There is also no evidence that Hanafi made good on the guarantee or else the church would not be suing CEH and AMAC for ‘losses’ incurred.
8. In 2008-2009, he gave Xtron $46.3 million just to ‘look for a place for the church’. This was actually not true. In 2010, he credited the entire founding of Suntec to SH. The $46.3 million was supposed to allow Xtron to secure the purchase of the Riverwalk unit, Crossover expenses and also to regain the rights to SH’s musical production from Ultimate Assets.
9. He claimed that he only got USD2,800 from each speaking engagement. Yet based on this amount is able to raise $10 million in 5 years. He seemed to have forgotten that each time he flies out of Singapore, he is incurring costs for airfares, meals and accommodation…..he makes a loss everytime he speaks! So, how is able to raise $10 million in 5 years if he is only getting USD2,800 per speaking engagement?!
10. He also wanted to claim (together with the rest of the leadership) that no monies were lost (after backtracking on ‘No monies were used’). Is that so? In 2009, the Church highlighted figures on $114 million+ in actual collections from 2005-2009, including surpluses from the JW church building fund. However, only $64.9 million was reflected in the Church Building fund as of FY2009 Financial statement of CHC. Where did approx. $50 million go?
Source: CHC Confessions, FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/CHCConfessions/posts/942378685781509, 26/01/2015 3:31am. (Accessed 26/01/2015.)
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