AGC to work with ministries on legal revisions to ensure 'appropriate punishments' for CBT

AGC to work with ministries on legal revisions to ensure 'appropriate punishments' for CBT

Yahoo Singapore·2018-02-02 01:10

The Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) said on Thursday (1 February) that it will work closely with the relevant ministries on Penal Code revisions to ensure that company directors and others in positions of trust and responsibility will get the “appropriate punishments” for committing criminal breach of trust (CBT).

The AGC issued the statement after the Court of Appeal earlier Thursday rejected the prosecution’s bid to have the six former City Harvest church (CHC) leaders’ original sentences reinstated.

Consequently, the sentences that were previously passed by the High Court for CHC founder Kong Hee, 53, deputy senior pastor Tan Ye Peng, 45, former finance committee member John Lam, 50, former fund manager Chew Eng Han, 57, former finance managers Serina Wee, 41, and Sharon Tan, 42, remain unchanged, with the jail terms ranging from seven months to three years six months. Tan has completed serving her sentence.

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