Yangon residents honor Ko Ni, Nay Win at Yangon airport

Photo: Flickr / Kaj17
Photo: Flickr / Kaj17

Yangon residents gathered at the Yangon International Airport yesterday to mark the month that has passed since lawyer U Ko Ni and heroic taxi driver Nay Win were killed there by a hired gunman.

U Ko Ni was a well-known lawyer affiliated with the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD). He was targeted in the shooting, while Nay Win was shot while trying to apprehend the shooter.

Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein and NLD patron Thura Tin Oo attended the event.

People placed black roses on the spots where Ko Ni and Nay Win were gunned down.

The attendees observed an eight-second period of silence before the commemoration event began.

In his speech, Thura Tin Oo said the bravery and dedication of both victims are worthy of praise and respect.

Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein said that rather than fracturing the city, last month’s act of terror has brought the citizens of Yangon together to confront evil.

“We will all be working together to prevent any situation that would lead anyone to question the safety or rule of law in Yangon because an assassination with a firearm occurred at the airport,” said the chief minister.


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