June 10, 2017
Yangon North District Court examined six witnesses in the case on the assassination of Ko Ni, legal adviser to the National League for Democracy, yesterday.
The four witnesses included a police major, captain, corporal and lance corporal and the manager of Nay Pyi Taw Herbal Park.
Nay La, a prosecution lawyer, said: “Six witnesses were called in the case against fugitive Aung Win Khaing. The court mainly examined four out of six witnesses. Today there was one distinct point. According to the testimony of witness Myint Khaing, Aung Win Khaing visited his company’s office on around February 10. Aung Win Khaing was in Nay Pyi Taw two weeks before the police searched for him.”
Suspected ringleader Aung Win Khaing was last seen at the Herbal Park.
Kyi Lin, Aung Win Zaw, Zeyar Phyo, Aung Win Tun and Aung Win Khaing have been charged.
Ko Ni was shot by Kyi Lin at close range on January 29 when he arrived back with a delegation led by Information Minister Pe Myint from Indonesia.
On February 15, the President’s Office said Aung Win Khaing, a retired lieutenant-colonel, ordered the assassination of Ko Ni by paying Ks100 million.
The victim died on the spot and a taxi driver, Nay Win, who tried to capture the assassin, was also killed.