LionCity local media extracts
By: Roadside Observer @Coffeeshop
IS THE AUDITOR A CLOSED FRIEND?
FROM what the media has reported, it appears that one of the partners of auditing firm engaged by CityHarvest is a closed friend of Kong Hee.
However, as a witness to the trial, Foong denied everything he had said (or involved) with the audit process and audited report of the church.
Ask the coffeeshop people, they would say this,
– as partner of the auditing firm engaged for the client (in his case, CityHarvest), how could Foong even provide his so called Personal Advice outside the audit process?!
– in that context, as a partner of the auditing firm, was Foong tried to influence his client about the audit report outside the auditing firm’s responsibility and liability?
– is that professional conduct expected of an auditing firm towards its client? I.e. playing different roles as partner of the firm toward a same client on a single audit case.
Roadside coffeeshop people are not experts to make professional judgment on the above questions. But, basing on common sense it appears to be a situation of mixing friendship with professional role (?)
Would more denial really help the partie(s) concerned to eventually evade from justice?
One thing for sure, Kong & gangs are trying to drag a few more (friends) into deeper water besides Chew Eng Han… who knows.
But, would they bite?