Dear Church Family,
Today, Pastor Kong, Pastor Tan, John, Serina, Sharon and Chew Eng Han returned to court for the verdict of the Court of Appeal hearing. On August 1, 2017, a five-judge panel heard the Criminal Reference filed by the Prosecution regarding the High Court’s decision to reduce the Penal Code 409 charge against the six to a 406 charge, thereby shortening the jail terms.
This morning, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision. This means that the reduced jail terms remain for all six. This also means that Sharon will not need to face another stint of incarceration, and the other five will be able to continue serving their sentences with more certainty.
We thank God for His mercy and kindness for sustaining us through these seven years and bringing this to an end. We thank you, Church, for continuing in prayer all these years and for your faithfulness and support.
Pastor Aries Zulkarnain and Pastor Bobby Chaw