Leading lawyer Ko Ni assassinated at Yangon airport

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Leading lawyer Ko Ni assassinated at Yangon airport

Post by Poi » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:59 pm

A leading lawyer and adviser to Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy (NLD) party has been shot dead at Yangon airport in Myanmar.

Ko Ni was shot in the head at point blank range on Sunday after arriving at the airport. He was holding a child, reportedly his grandson, at the time. A taxi driver was also shot dead.

A suspect has been detained but there are no details on the motive.

Ko Ni was one of few prominent Muslims in a country dominated by Buddhists.

It is not clear if that was a factor in his death. Political killings are extremely rare in Myanmar, also called Burma.

Full story: BBC

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