$192m Sun Project

SINGAPORE - Over the course of two years, Kong Hee and American entertainment executive Jason Herz discussed possible plans to launch Ho Yeow Sun into the American music market.

These included:

- Stars like Timbaland, Missy Elliot and Will:i.am to produce music for Ms Ho; A summer tour with Wyclef Jean, Akon and Rihanna;

- Engaging a Jamaican coach to help Ms Ho "grow in the Jamaican side that Wyclef wants to develop";

- Gongfu training, dance training and possibly speech and media training;

- For Ms Ho to be seen at important red carpet events.

The entire "Sun Project" in the US was going to cost more than US$150 million (S$192.4 million) over seven years and Ms Ho and Xtron's net profit was projected at about US$27 million.

But the first album, targeted for release in June 2010, never materialised. By then, investigations had begun into suspected financial irregularities in the church.


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