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Kong Hee makes application to travel overseas

Posted by temasektimes on July 30, 2012

Disgraced founder of City Harvest Church Kong Hee has applied for permission to travel overseas today at the Subordinate Courts.

He is understood to be travelling soon around the region for “pastoral engagements.” His lawyers from Allen & Gledhill declined to reveal how much more bail had to be paid, or his travel dates and itinerary.

Kong Hee has been charged with four other members of City Harvest Church for misusing up to $50 million dollars of the church’s funds to further the music career of his singer wife Ho Yeow Sun.

Despite the gravity of the charges slapped on him, Kong Hee had adamantly insisted that he ‘maintained his integrity’ and he would fight for his ‘honor’ in court.

CHC members have also rallied around him with young members making a video to express their support for him.

In a posting on his Facebook last night, Kong Hee wrote:

“If you stop every time a dog barks, your road will never end ~ Arabian proverb”

It is not known who he is referring to.

62 Responses to “Kong Hee makes application to travel overseas”

  1. sunhub said

    The biggest thief has make plans to run.

    Where to hide? Papua New Guinea would be ideal for him.

  2. Ah Heng said

    A reflection inspired by the song “The Greatest Place” released by some youths from City Harvest Church:

    http://threechordsandthedhamma.blogspot.sg/2012/07/the-greatest-place.html

  3. SG Talent said

    Say garment is barking?!!!

  4. Gregory said

    Kong Hee wants to run road?!

  5. shiroiluke said

    I find it weird, the big event Festival of Praise was cancelled because Pastor Kong Hee is charged. So as CHC and Pastor Kong Hee was always the main organizer of the BIGGEST EVENT for the past few years.

    But how come now he wanna applying for permission to travel oversea for “pastoral engagement’ ??

    I mean, since the BIGGEST EVENT: Festival of Praise is cancelled for the things that happen. Why can’t he put this ‘pastoral engagement’ away like before??

    Did anyone smell something fishy behind??

    And logical sense, if he really RUN AWAY & HIDE with the help of any other unknown parties that no one knows, and don’t intend to come back to SG. I don’t think SG PAP Gov can do anything… To be exact, they won’t bother to do anything…

  6. Natureschild said

    Every weekend this KH-dog barks at all the deluded sheep on the pulpit.. so you have to agree with KH-dog that the road for all the CHC sheep ‘will never end’.
    Fraudulent use of $50 million of church funds makes KH a big-time criminal.. the Courts surely will not grant him permission to travel overseas? Fishy indeed if he gets “permission”!

  7. Another god-fearing man was trying to overthrow a governemnt and was givien a place to hide in the USA. Now Kong Hee can go there and join him so that their group will have double the strength.

  8. leongwingchung said

    Why do you keep saying he is disgraced. Please note that he has not been found guilty.

  9. Simon Tan said

    Excuse me… did he owe you any money… so what’s your fucking problem?

  10. JeoJeo said

    good excuse to get out

  11. stevenadosan said

    You can brainwashed young members of your church but you can brainwash the dogs.Actually it was not dogs’ barking.
    It is God signal for you to stop!!!

  12. Singaporean1 said

    He is the ultimate dog who cheat people.

  13. IronMan said

    “If you stop every time a dog barks, your road will never end.”

    Unless u paid the bail and run like a cowardly dog, never to return back.

  14. Run road soon.

  15. Denzuko1 said

    Ready to run road already!

  16. Snoopy Says said

    Dogs don’t bark for no reason. Enough said.

  17. P Koh said

    I would be very very very surprised if the court allows him to leave the country. I just wonder how a person with a heavy load on his heart and the need to justify the “integrity” that he said can be maintained could and want to go out of Singapore for “pastoral engagements”???

  18. phongy said

    one way ticket …. perhap, again money talks …. maybe high bail money …… money is not a necessary evil …. with money at least many have a meal or two ….

  19. Shurn said

    If you stop every time a dog barks, your road will never end ~ Arabian proverb

    That’s a good one!

  20. CHC church watch said

    “You can run but you can’t hide”

    More bail has to be paid? Using the church funds again?

    Perhaps he wants to go on a last vacation before the is put into Changi Cove for life.

    If he is seriously allowed to leave then no one will ever take the subordinate courts seriously.

    Very relevatn quote KH, you are the dog and your road is ending.

  21. Rotten said

    他想棄保潛逃?

  22. Ex-pap supporter said

    If PAP MP represented all those people and poor students been “asked” to donate, we still feel pround of PAP but….now, he represent Kong Hee….it seems not that right…..why he represent Him, is it because of MONEY? is it because MP PAP wanted to “serve the people”? How come PM Lee allow this?

  23. God-doG said

    A good dog listens to its Good Master. A bad dog listens to its evil master. A dog barks, in order to give warning to others. If they heed the warning, the dog will not bite. If they do not, then the dog will definitely bite.

    JEREMIAH.23:1-2 & 11-40 = “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the Lord.
    ……. Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says the Lord. ” &

    11 “For both prophet and priest are profane;
    Yes, in My house I have found their wickedness,” says the Lord.
    12 “Therefore their way shall be to them, like slippery ways;
    In the darkness they shall be driven on and fall in them;
    For I will bring disaster on them, the year of their punishment,” says the Lord.
    13 “And I have seen folly in the prophets of Samaria:
    They prophesied by Baal and caused My people Israel to err.
    14 Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem:
    They commit adultery and walk in lies;
    They also strengthen the hands of evildoers, so that no one turns back from his wickedness.
    All of them are like Sodom to Me, and her inhabitants like Gomorrah.

    15 “Therefore thus says the Lord of hosts concerning the prophets:

    ‘Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, and make them drink the water of gall;
    For from the prophets of Jerusalem profaneness has gone out into all the land.’”

    16 Thus says the Lord of hosts:

    “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you.
    They make you worthless;
    They speak a vision of their own heart, not from the mouth of the Lord.
    17 They continually say to those who despise Me, ‘The Lord has said, “You shall have peace”’;
    And to everyone who walks according to the dictates of his own heart, they say, ‘No evil shall come upon you.’”

    18 For who has stood in the counsel of the Lord, and has perceived and heard His word?
    Who has marked His word and heard it?
    19 Behold, a whirlwind of the Lord has gone forth in fury— a violent whirlwind!
    It will fall violently on the head of the wicked.
    20 The anger of the Lord will not turn back until He has executed and performed the thoughts of His heart.
    In the latter days you will understand it perfectly.

    21 “I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
    22 But if they had stood in My counsel, and had caused My people to hear My words, then they would have turned them from their evil way and from the evil of their doings.

    23 “Am I a God near at hand,” says the Lord, “And not a God afar off?
    24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places, so I shall not see him?” says the Lord;
    “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the Lord.

    25 “I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in My name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ 26 How long will this be in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies?
    Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart, 27 who try to make My people forget My name by their dreams which everyone tells his neighbor, as their fathers forgot My name for Baal.

    28 “The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he who has My word, let him speak My word faithfully.
    What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the Lord.
    29 “Is not My word like a fire?” says the Lord,
    “And like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

    30 “Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,” says the Lord, “who steal My words every one from his neighbor.
    31 Behold, I am against the prophets,” says the Lord, “who use their tongues and say, ‘He says.’
    32 Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” says the Lord, “and tell them, and cause My people to err by their lies and by their recklessness. Yet I did not send them or command them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all,” says the Lord.

    33 “So when these people or the prophet or the priest ask you, saying, ‘What is the oracle of the Lord?’ you shall then say to them, ‘What oracle?’ I will even forsake you,” says the Lord.
    34 “And as for the prophet and the priest and the people who say, ‘The oracle of the Lord!’ I will even punish that man and his house.
    35 Thus every one of you shall say to his neighbor, and every one to his brother, ‘What has the Lord answered?’ and, ‘What has the Lord spoken?’
    36 And the oracle of the Lord you shall mention no more. For every man’s word will be his oracle, for you have perverted the words of the living God, the Lord of hosts, our God.
    37 Thus you shall say to the prophet, ‘What has the Lord answered you?’ and, ‘What has the Lord spoken?’
    38 But since you say, ‘The oracle of the Lord!’ therefore thus says the Lord: ‘Because you say this word, “The oracle of the Lord!” and I have sent to you, saying, “Do not say, ‘The oracle of the Lord!’” 39 therefore behold, I, even I, will utterly forget you and forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your fathers, and will cast you out of My presence. 40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.’”

    • God-Dog,your motives are very obvious.You want to be seen as a wicked person,and one who serves an evil master.No good Christian would use words blasphemous in nature such as,”God-doG”In order to re-inforce your evil agendas,””Strike the shepherd and the Sheep scattered””,which is what the Demons are seen to be doing against CHC now,with the sinister intentions to scatter the sheep.Many here wanted to do just that.

      In order for the nature of Demons to manifest,as an deceiver,quoting scriptures just play well in the con game.

      Given the Demons overwhelmed hate and disgust over Kong Hee,one conclusion we can see:Surely Kong Hee and CHC must be apple of God’s eyes– in order to provoke such evil beings in exasperation.Barkings dog,they are still dogs,I hope you know they are still beasts,fyi.

      • Delusional sheep said

        He does not seem like a wicked person. You are making a sweeping statement about serving an “Evil Master” and judging him by an analytical observation. Does that seem very christian like?

        Major props to KH, he knew that sheeps like you aren’t really the brightest bulbs out there and he made a substantial profit out of it

      • God-doG said

        @ Frankie Lee ……. Saw you posting at http://thesunshineson.wordpress.com/2010/06/06/kong-hees-pastorpreneurship/

        Eg, Mr. X has a loyal, good and trained dog. In the middle of the nite, robbers sneak into his house, trying to rob him and his family. His dog was able to detect the robbers by its sensitive smell and sharp hearing. It starts barking loudly and incessantly, in order to wake him and his neighbors up from their sleep while at the same time giving warning to the robbers about its painful bite.
        Such a dog will protect its master and his property to the death. That is why many people have dogs and love dogs.

        Similarly, many good people are trying to “wake up” the CHC sheep from their spiritual slumber and give warning to the unrepentant false shepherds/pastors and prophets who rob the House of God/Master(in order to live like worldly CEOs).

        Only evil people who train their dogs(eg pit-bulls) to indiscriminately bark, bite and kill others are wicked demonic evil masters, eg Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Ladin.

        P S – Church leaders are judged by their fruits, ie the fruit of the Spirit.(MATTHEW.7:15-23, GALATIANS.5:16-22, JOHN.15:1-5) They are not judged by mega-Church membership. Those who walk carnally according to their flesh(ROMANS.8:1-11), indulging in lawlessness(1JOHN.5:16-19) and love the ways of the world(1JOHN.2:15-17) do not have the true fruit of the Spirit.

  24. Realist said

    Put up bail of 50 million and get CHC to guarantee it.
    If he absconds, close down the church and then we know who KH really is.

  25. no.body said

    What he is saying is: “If you stop every time you face adversity, you will never make it.”

  26. Alice said

    If you stop at every dog bark, the road will still end, longer but safer. You will eventually make it safe and sound in one piece, pastor.

  27. ngpy said

    If I have 50/= of my own which I wanted to give to my wife this is not wrong doing. But if I don’t have 50,000,000/= and I am requesting or to that effect, some one to transfer funds to my wife, which does not belong to me than it is wrong. So wrong is wrong and yet so defiant and would not admit that is wrong. How could travelling be allowed when there are charges against him by the Court. Now, which case, is more serious One who is charge with misapropreiate funds or One who is a bankrupt, and who should be allow to travel, basing on Court’s Discretions. In the opinion of the Courts who is likely to abscond. What form of actions will the Courts mete out should either abscond. And what form of action should be taken for prevention, if it should happen.

  28. Sad Old Man said

    It would be very very wise if KH never return.

    The CBT charges raise against KH, even the best defend lawyers in SIN also can’t defend KH. Cos the processes through which funds are channel to fund SUN career in US, by itself is a admittance of FRAUD.

    The lawyers can only pleads thru mitigation to reduces sentences pass on KH. TEN years minimum KH has to spend in jail, a lots faces would have taken over his beloved CHC. When KH come out, no longer he will has unquestioned influence in the new CHC. That is more money than the bail money.

    KH supporters 100% can and will forgive him for taking such a move. They LOVE their pastor, The Greatest Man on Earth. No one want to see KH in jail, not even PAP. With KH gone, PAP lose no vote, as long as the rest of the KH’s gang go in jail, not KH. Justice has been served in the eyes of the public. PAP win.

    KH can survive very well outside SIN, with all the ill-gotten money. And he still can ‘do a lot of good deeds’ in SIN, thru tel-conferencing and the world wide web, just like Thaksin when he was residing in Dubai. KH will proper as he still maintain ‘spiritual control’ on his ardent supporters. Money from CHC will endlessly be channeled to fund KH new life abroad. KH wins too.

    PAP regime can’t stop this from happening, even with PAP taking over the running of CHC on a daily basis. Old CHC members can easily form NEW CHC, at least 80-90% of the current members will move to NEW CHC, nothing change, so PAP no bother to care too, just close 2 eyes.

    Win-Win situations for PAP and KH.

    Let wait and sees. No 1 selling CHC Soap drama in the making, a new chapter for KH.

  29. singaporean deserved said

    he should NOT be allowed to go,in the 1st place!!!

  30. LkySi said

    His next final destination stop – Cluster A, Changi Prison

  31. Jump Bail said

    Assuming that he is planning a one way trip out, is there a way to bring him back? Bail should be his whole bank account multiply by 100 or 1000 (the objective is to empty the pockets whoever involve in this case if he jump bail), ensure that he will be back to face the charges, this is my one cents suggestion, The authority have been to kind with these people, and recently there is too many people jumping bail.

    If he is innocent, then there is nothing to worry about….

  32. God-doG said

    “Going overseas for Pastoral ministry.?” ……. I thought he is supposed to only concentrate on being a pastor/shepherd to his own sheep in CHC. Oversea Churches already have their own pastors.

    I think many Charismatic/Pentecostal pastors commit “corruption” by roundtripping, when they go to each others’ Church as guest-pastors, collecting huge speaking-fees that are paid by their rich mega-Churches. They copy the ways of the world, ie huge fees paid for guest-speaking at int’l conferences, appearance in minor competitions, exhibition matches, etc, eg ex-Pres Bill Clinton, Al Gore, George Bush Jr, Tiger Woods, David Beckham, Roger Federer, etc.

    Eg CHC in Singapore will pay Ps Fred Pringle of C3 Church Sydney, S$50,000 (plus his travel, hotel, food, etc expenses) for a sermon in Singapore. Vice versa, C3 Church in Sydney will pay Ps Kong Hee A$50,000 (plus expenses) for a sermon in Sydney. In this way, they conspire to “swindle” each other’s Church, thus robbing from God.

    The Church Board members dare not oppose the charismatic pastors bc they are the ones bringing in the dough with their Prosperity Gospel.

    • It is now established as a fact,that you are being inspired from the darkside.You are just jealous,envious and have an axe to grind.You must be one of those,if you a Boss,shortchange others of their pay!

      • Delusional sheep said

        wow hes inspired by the darkside?? it seems like he has made nothing but logical points.

        Soooo, intellectually inclined people are inspired by the dark side? Brilliant!

  33. Free Trolley said

    He is never coming back.

  34. Sad story said

    How could someone preaches under God’s guidance all the spiritual teaching of love, honesty and generousity to mankind, then collect money from such people and use it for himself and think it is the right thing he is doing for his fellowmen …that I cannot comprehend . To have such people like him in this world…..sad sad case makes me think twice when it comes to donating to charity.

  35. rilojacob said

    might be flying SIA first class heehee

  36. kaypoh said

    Next week they will sing “One Way Ticket” …..

  37. kaypoh said

    Haha that’s how he will be “vindicated”?

  38. If you are “”no calibre””,who would want you?Now we can see,it is because of jealousies that they attack him,knowing full well he is a very talented guy.How come people here are always having bad taste,beneath dignity and silly in their comments?Is Singapore really have very little talent and also hate Foreign talents and also despised local Talent?Temasek Readers here don’t have Talents.Just read their comments,and see whether am I justified on that!

  39. Hee Ho Hee Ho said

    OK, folks, its euphemism for YOU CAN RUN ROAD NOW, DO NOT RETURN.

  40. Ren said

    Dont let him get outa singapore!!! he will not come back!!!

  41. wiki leaks 369 said

    $0.5m is really peanuts to him, may be not even his money.
    To me, these are peanuts money well spent if it can set me free by not returning to S’pore to face trial.

  42. sunhub said

    Homeland security (USA ) would not permit an entry visa to any aliens on pending court case of moral corrupt charges.

  43. tryme said

    S’pore law enforcement never learn their lessons. This man has no integrity and can never be trusted. With tons of money what is the S$500k bail to him? Likely he will disappear as why should he return to S’pore to face an impending jail term?

  44. tintin said

    What would a dog do if he is liable to be stew fried and is let off the leash?
    Answer: Run for its life!!!

  45. tryme said

    Like that also can. No wonder it was heard that you can do anything and get away with it in Singapore as long as you are rich enough.

  46. 龍的传人 said

    跑的了和尚跑𣎴了庙!

  47. Natureschild said

    ConHee is insulting the Arabs by quoting an Arabian proverb, “If you stop every time a dog barks, your road will never end.”
    The ‘dog’ refers to Kong Hee himself; ‘you’ refers to the flocks of sheep in CHC, whose ‘road will never end’ as long as a glib-tongue, snake-oil salesman is in charge of CHC.

  48. He wont return lah..his wife has lots of money waiting for him in America. If he is so naive, he wont have committed this crime in the first place. Obviously he is out to cheat..he is a crook why would he return? Out of patriot to Singapore? I think we Singaporeans are naive. He is the smart one.

  49. what is 1 million bail for that 50 million he taken from the church? Arent he in a position of high risk to take off? I really dont undersand what I have been taught by the system that the bad will get their punishment, at least not in this case.

  50. tryme said

    wow…. when you have member of the PAP represent ur case…. the treatment really different….

    Now… who say money cannot buy you anything….

  51. Delacroix said

    wow go out look for reinforcement…

  52. Roland P said

    I mintain my integrity

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