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City Harvest Church retrial to begin soon July 31, 2017

Posted by @Karen_Fu in change.
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Read this news,  and we finally see a retrial soon. Hopefully this will put things straight in a just perspective. Personally, I hope a much fairer sentence to be given and serve justice to a crime that is heinous in nature. The court should consider putting the wife in for trial too, who has been free of any wrongdoing despite the entire saga is actually about her. 
The nature of this sentence reflects the judiary quality here. It must settle the scores well this time round. – @Karen_Fu
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1.  City Harvest Church Casehttp://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/city-harvest-case-6-church-leaders-back-in-court-on-aug-1-for-criminal-reference-hearing?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook&xtor=CS1-10#link_time=1501487402

City Harvest Church Case-where Ethics, Law and Common sense collide. April 10, 2017

Posted by @Karen_Fu in ethics, faith, human quality, Justice, Singapore.
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Where common sense is defeated, it marks a serious tone to the way the law was set. And why it has become so. The final outcome of the case could set a precedent to future criminals to follow, and a questionable judiary system for many to be wary of. All critical to our nation’s reputation since independence, when the slightest of fraud could mean a heavy punishment.
When the sentence could lengthen instead of the set sentence, it was scarily being markedly reduced by either half or more.

Were the 6 involved  genuinely repentant to have their sentence cut that much remains questionable. If fraud could become an innocent mistake under the use of religion to launder money, then what is to become of the religious groups in the future, should people attempt to make use of it to make money for themselves?
It was a relief that MP Shanmugham SC stated the case is not over yet as the government also thinks the sentence was too low. He reiterated that no one is above the law.
However should the outcome be negative, and the reduced sentence prevails; it would be a total nightmare for us Singaporeans. The nightmare which Law would no longer be just. And a twist in the lines of the law could actually defy commonsense. That would be a watershed downfall of a clean slate nation. More later after a long hibernation to recover from chronic eczema – @Karen_Fu

Reference

Todayonline 10.4.2017

http://m.todayonline.com/singapore-govt-studying-ways-take-city-harvest-case-further
Straits Times 9.4.17

http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/city-harvest-appeal-agc-is-considering-whether-it-is-possible-to-take-further