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  • Good morning. I think appearances are as before, Mr Koumjian?

  • Good morning, your Honours. Yes, the Prosecution is the same this morning. Thank you.

  • Mr Munyard, you also I think.

  • [Open session]

  • [The accused present]

  • [Upon commencing at 9.30 a.m.]

  • Good morning, your Honour. No, we're not, in fact. Good morning, your Honours, and counsel opposite. This morning it is myself Terry Munyard, Morris Anyah who was not here yesterday and Thomas Scott.

  • Your Honour, can I point out that I think everybody is in the same boat as far as LiveNote is concerned. We don't have functioning LiveNote on our laptops and I understand that Madam Court Officer is going to be able to broadcast again from her desk for the benefit of the entire court.

  • This is what we have been advised also, Mr Munyard, and I understand that the problem emanates from the provider and efforts are being made to rectify it as soon as possible.

  • Thank you.

  • Before I remind the witness of his oath I would restate what was stated yesterday afternoon. If there are any monitors or members of the public that were in court yesterday before lunchtime, certain matters stated by a witness, which have now been redacted from the public record and made confidential, are not to be repeated in public, or in any way disseminated. I think monitors will be aware of the references I am alluding to. If they are not, information can be brought from our senior Legal Officer.

    I will now remind the witness of his oath if there are no other matters. Mr Witness, I again remind you this morning, as I've done on previous mornings, that you have taken the oath to tell the truth. The oath is still binding on you and you must answer questions truthfully. Do you understand?

  • Yes.