Many of the comments give me the impression that I should keep quiet about the plagiarism issue already since KH is now "assisting" in the CAD's investigations. A dear sister-in-grace wrote on her blog:
This, to me, is how we should react to the recent City Harvest Church situation. If we claim to believe in the gospel of grace, then it is time to walk the grace walk, not let our own emotions and our old man have a ball of a time talking about the negative stuff. Yes, the plagiarism discussion was before the recent investigations, but since CHC-ers are already facing a tough time, we should be kind, not push them to the edge with unkindness and ungracious, impatient words. I will readily admit that I do not agree with Kong Hee’s teachings of the Word of God, but I also acknowledge we are one in the body of Christ. By being quick to point out brothers’ and sisters’ mistakes or problems or issues, we might end up stumbling others instead of encouraging them out of the situation. Let us listen to the call of the LORD’s Word to be gracious for now. There are many edifying things we can say, many encouragements we can give. The CHC-ers are going through a trying time and some may even have a crisis of faith… so let us point them to Jesus first and foremost right now, and give those we know from CHC the support they need. There is a time and season to discuss different things. Now is not the time to push on the plagiarism issues when they are struggling with other issues.
I guess the general consensus is that events have overtaken themselves, and the plagiarism issue is now relatively unimportant compared to the CAD investigations ... why fuss over a sore when you are possibly having a tumour? Does it matter that the sore continues to fester if you don't deal with it?
Does it matter if plagiarized articles continue to be published even after a so-called apology was made? No, wait, it's not a if, it did happen on 4 June but it seems that after I blogged about it, the plagiarized article was removed from the website, and no new articles have appeared since (the most recent article is dated 31 May).
Aiyah ... what's the big deal? After all, more serious charges are at hand. Has anyone considered that, maybe, just maybe, the sore is a symptom of a more serious illness? Anyway, this is going to be my last words on the plagiarism issue ... I shall extend grace, and keep quiet about the inconvenient truth.