Assassination puts Myanmar on a razor’s edge

The killing of prominent Muslim lawyer Ko Ni was more likely motivated by his charge for constitutional change than his religious faith

Yangon, January 31, 2017 12:37 PM (UTC+8)
People carry the coffin of prominent Muslim lawyer Ko Ni during a funeral ceremony held in Yangon, Myanmar on January 30, 2017. Ko Ni was shot in the head at Yangon International Airport on Sunday evening as he returned from a visit to Indonesia as part of a Myanmar delegation of Muslim leaders and government officials. Photo: Kyaw Kyaw / Anadolu Agency
People carry the coffin of prominent Muslim lawyer Ko Ni during a funeral ceremony held in Yangon, Myanmar on January 30, 2017. Ko Ni was shot in the head at Yangon International Airport on Sunday evening as he returned from a visit to Indonesia as part of a Myanmar delegation of Muslim leaders and government officials. Photo: Kyaw Kyaw / Anadolu Agency