The founder of the Healing the Divide Group, Iris Koh, who is currently under probe for her role in allegedly lying to the Ministry of Health (MOH) has raised about $30,000 in funding for her legal fees.
This came only a day after she made a public appeal for donations to fund her coming court sessions.
She is looking to raise a total of $100,000 with $20,000 going to her bail and $80,000 going to the legal fees she will chalk up fighting her case.
Appeal went out on 8 February
She made a call for donations on 8 February 2022 in a Telegram chat group called ‘Healing the Divide discussion’ where she described her predicament and added a number for donors to paynow to.
Since the appeal went out, she has amassed a total of $30,000 from what she claims came from ‘a lot’ of donors with the largest single amount donated being $1,000.
However, she is unsure as to the exact number of people who have donated to her as she had not yet counted the number of donors to get the exact amount of people.
She adds that she is thankful and grateful for the overwhelming support and is confident that she will raise the full $100,000 by the time the money is needed to fund her defence.
Intends to inform public
Koh added that she will inform the public once the target money has been reached and added that if there are still leftovers from the donated sum, she will use the leftovers for other legal causes in the Healing the Divide community.
According to today, Koh said that legal causes includes suing the Health Minister, Ong Ye Kung and the Government for judicial review.
The rest of the money will be used to help their members with employment claims against their individual employers.
Accountability to donors
Koh added that she will share screenshots of bank transfers without giving away the identities of the donors to be accountable for the funds she received.
Receipts for her legal fees will also be accounted for by her and presented if it calls for it.
Charges against her
Currently, Koh faces two charges with the first being criminal conspiracy to give a false representation to MOH.
The second charge being obstructing a police inspector from performing her duties by being uncooperative while in detention.
She will go back to court on March 14.
Image source: Iris Koh/Facebook