City Harvest Church (CHC) member writes to MCYS to complain of Commissioner of Charities statements.
CHC member writes to MCYS alleging defamation
A City Harvest Church member, Christopher Pang, has written to Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth & Sports Chan Chun Sing alleging that the Commissioner of Charities’ statement on the misconduct and mismanagement in the administration of the charity is defamatory.
Speaking up for the five leaders who were charged in court on Wednesday, Mr Pang claimed that the statement is defamatory, and asked for an apology from the Commissioner of Charities.
He asserted that as a society, the church does not owe members of the public any account of how its funds are used, yet audited accounts are posted on the church’s website for transparency and accountability.
He added that he was not supportive of the move by the Commissioner of Charities to suspend eight church leaders from their offices.
He is particular about the word usage and allegations among others:
There was even an attempt to conceal the existence of this Account by closing the joint bank account and dealing only in cash transactions, which was kept in a safe at the Charity.
Of all that was in the report, subject is scrutinizing it over possible defamations? The point of the report is much more than that. Christians in general will not want to be prejudiced over an incident as tiny as City Harvest Church incident; subject should not pick on work processes done incorrectly as he alleged. His allegations act as a poor diversion to the bigger picture — a charitable organization has mismanaged a large sum of money. While he can continue to be upset of over possible defamations, no charity organization should let the mismanagement incident slide and work on improving their accountability among charities.
Just not long ago, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II shook hands with former IRA commander Martin McGuinness in a historic gesture marking an advance in the peace process around British rule of Northern Ireland.
In 1972, on his trip to China, U.S. President Richard Nixon shook hands withMao Zedong, in a first step toward better relations between the two countries.
Thirteen years later, in Geneva, Switzerland, U.S. President Ronald Reagan did the same with another Communist leader: Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev. The two leaders were seeking common ground on arms reduction and other issues.
Then, there was a historic moment in 1990. South African President F. W. de Klerk and Nelson Mandela shook hands in an iconic moment on the path to end apartheid.
And finally: Israel’s Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat famously shook hands at the White House in 1993. The two were later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts in Mideast peace negotiations.
These handshakes are highly symbolic. I wonder what went through their minds to decide for a nation whether a handshake is appropriate.
“Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road”
Recount the times where you said someone’s idea was bad. Are those idea really bad or was it threatening your current way of doing things? Some ideas could lead to great outcomes if you hadn’t slam and discourage its owner.
This is well thought. HDB (Housing Development Board) is doing some upgrades for lifts and they placed a chart to reveal the progress. Lift upgrades are often noisy, slow and narrows the already tiny walkways.
Regarding the incident where Howard Shaw pleaded guilty to having paid sex with an underage girl, I like how the lawyer puts it:
His lawyer Mr Harpreet Singh argued that Shaw had made an “honest and reasonable mistake.” He said that there was “no pre-meditation nor intention” as the offence was committed “unwittingly”. Mr Singh called for a non-custodial sentence as Shaw’s case “falls at or very near, the lowest end of the culpability spectrum”.
The former Singapore Environment Council executive director was among 48 men who were earlier charged with paid sex with the 17-year-old.