Ko Ni, Burmese lawyer, Died at 64


Ko Ni was born on February 11, 1953 and died on January 29, 2017.

He was a prominent Burmese lawyer and an expert on constitutional law.

Ni was a founder of Laurel Law Firm.

He was a member of Independent Lawyers’ Association, International Bar Association, Myanmar Writers’ Association and legal advisor to National League for Democracy (NLD) whose legal support led the de facto leadership of Aung San Suu Kyi over the government to bypass the constitution.

Ko Ni was actively involved in advocating constitutional change in Myanmar.

Ni has written six books on human rights issues and democratic elections and was actively involved in the interfaith movement.

Ni was assassinated on 29 January 2017 at Yangon International Airport on his way back from attending a senior leadership programme in Indonesia with a group led by Pe Myint, the Union Minister for Information.

Ko Ni passed away at 64 years old.