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City Harvest trial: Six accused arrive in court

City Harvest Church's former finance manager Serina Wee arrives at the Subordinate Courts on Monday, Aug 26, 2013. She and five other leaders of the church, including founder Kong Hee, are accused of embezzling more than $50 million from their parish
City Harvest Church's former finance manager Serina Wee arrives at the Subordinate Courts on Monday, Aug 26, 2013. She and five other leaders of the church, including founder Kong Hee, are accused of embezzling more than $50 million from their parish to fund the secular pop music career of Kong Hee's wife, Ms Ho Yeow Sun, also known as Sun Ho. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW 
Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church, arrives at the Subordinate Courts with wife Ho Yeow Sun. He and five other leaders of the church are accused of embezzling more than $50 million from their parish to fund the secular pop music career of his w
Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church, arrives at the Subordinate Courts with wife Ho Yeow Sun. He and five other leaders of the church are accused of embezzling more than $50 million from their parish to fund the secular pop music career of his wife, Ms Ho Yeow Sun, also known as Sun Ho. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW 
Reporters run to take photos of City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee as he arrives at the Subordinate Courts on Monday, Aug 26. Kong Hee and five other leaders of the church are accused of embezzling more than $50 million from their parish to fund th
Reporters run to take photos of City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee as he arrives at the Subordinate Courts on Monday, Aug 26. Kong Hee and five other leaders of the church are accused of embezzling more than $50 million from their parish to fund the secular pop music career of his wife, Ms Ho Yeow Sun, also known as Sun Ho. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW 
Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church, arrives at the Subordinate Courts with wife Ho Yeow Sun on Monday, Aug 26, 2013. He and five other leaders of the church are accused of embezzling more than $50 million from their parish to fund the secular p
Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church, arrives at the Subordinate Courts with wife Ho Yeow Sun on Monday, Aug 26, 2013. He and five other leaders of the church are accused of embezzling more than $50 million from their parish to fund the secular pop music career of his wife, Ms Ho Yeow Sun, also known as Sun Ho. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW 
Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church, arrives at the Subordinate Courts with wife Ho Yeow Sun on Monday, Aug 26, 2013. He and five other leaders of the church are accused of embezzling more than $50 million from their parish to fund the secular p
Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church, arrives at the Subordinate Courts with wife Ho Yeow Sun on Monday, Aug 26, 2013. He and five other leaders of the church are accused of embezzling more than $50 million from their parish to fund the secular pop music career of his wife, Ms Ho Yeow Sun, also known as Sun Ho. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW 
Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church, arrives at the Subordinate Courts with wife Ho Yeow Sun on Monday, Aug 26, 2013. He and five other leaders of the church are accused of embezzling more than $50 million from their parish to fund the secular p
Kong Hee, founder of City Harvest Church, arrives at the Subordinate Courts with wife Ho Yeow Sun on Monday, Aug 26, 2013. He and five other leaders of the church are accused of embezzling more than $50 million from their parish to fund the secular pop music career of his wife, Ms Ho Yeow Sun, also known as Sun Ho. -- ST PHOTO: WONG KWAI CHOW 

City Harvest church founder Kong Hee entered the Subordinate Courts on Monday morning hand in hand with pop-singer wife Ho Yeow Sun, on the first day of the resumed trial into his and five other church leaders' alleged multi-million dollar misuse of church funds.

They arrived at about 9.20am, accompanied by two people. Kong was smiling broadly as he entered the courthouse.

The earliest of the six accused to arrive were former church board member Chew Eng Han and the former secretary of its management board John Lam.

The church's former finance manager Serina Wee arrived at 9am, closely followed by its senior pastor and founding member Tan Ye Peng. Its current finance manager Sharon Tan showed up minutes later.

Few church members lingered outside the courthouse this time around to show their support. Those who had queued for seats in the courtroom public gallery trickled in in small groups.

Church members had begun queuing from as early as 4am for seats.