Sam Tan says it is completely understandable for CHC to support their leaders
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Community Development, Youth and Sports Sam Tan, says the City Harvest Church members' support for their leaders is understandable.
He says the public's response to the court case has been forthcoming and rational.
"It is understandable, that there will always be supporters to the leaders, and it is also completely understandable for them to express their support to their leaders. And it is also completely understandable for people who hold different views, to also express such views."
In a statement released last night, City Harvest Church (CHC) says it stands by the five members of the church who have been charged with misuse of church funds.
Mr Aries Zulkarnain, the executive pastor and a founding member of the church, says that Commissioner of Charities (COC) has confirmed that Mr Kong Hee, the senior pastor, and Mr Tan Ye Peng, the deputy senior pastor will continue to preach at the church.
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