en though goh kah heng has been convicted which means all allegations against him were found GUILTY, his many "supporters" are still backing him.
why is that so? they even posted an increased bail of 450K for him to get out of sgp. would the rogue monk abscond and poof! there goes all the bailor's money?
Jan 27, 2010
Ming Yi allowed to leave
By Elena Chong
CONVICTED Buddhist monk Ming Yi was on Wednesday granted permission to leave Singapore - the second time he has been allowed to do so since his sentencing in November last year.
The monk, who turns 48 on Thursday, is to travel to several countries for a month to deal with temple matters.
His bail of $450,000 was extended by District Judge Toh Yung Cheong, who gave him leave of a month from Thursday.
Ming Yi, who is appealing against his conviction on several charges including fraud, and a 10-month jail term, will head for Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong and China, said his lawyer Hamidul Haq.
Neither his bailor Sim Beng Chye nor the prosecution objected to his applying for leave.
Ming Yi, the former chairman and chief executive of Ren Ci Hospital and Medicare Centre, was convicted last October of four charges of fraud, falsifying documents, misappropriating funds and giving false information to the Commissioner of Charities. The trial lasted more than 20 days.
Read the full report in Thursday's edition of The Straits Times.
it is quite humbling to the extent fo humiliating that RENCI CHARITY SHOW without his daredevil stunts showoff could garner a total donation of more than $7M. the figure is now the record breaker for all charity show held b4.
it has proven that compassion is still alive and not really dependent on this monk's gimmicky. conversely, could it be this monk who had in the past exploited sgporeans' compassion and generosity and stole the credit for himself?
he is a monk, an abbot but much of his mannerism is not much different from an average person. the only difference is he dons on a yellow saffron and bald. other than that, he's as as fallible n vulnerable by temptation as anyone else.
then why a monk in the first place?