Suraj Singh said Megat Farzeril helped his mother in her business and earned RM800 a month and had to take care of four siblings while Mohammad Shaizzad was studying at a local college.
Counsel Ranjit Singh, who held a watching brief for the chaperone, applied to the court for an order to prohibit the media from identifying the chaperone.
Suraj Singh, in supporting the application by Ranjit Singh, said: "The media should be warned not to arrive at any conclusion in the case until after the court has given its judgement."
The court allowed the application.
Before the proceedings began, the three accused were seen weeping and embracing family members present in court.
NFM MAMY SSA NAK MGN