Myanmar court sentences two to death for killing Suu Kyi aide

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) – A court in Myanmar yesterday sentenced two men to death for the killing of a prominent lawyer who was a close adviser to the country’s top leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. The Yangon Northern District Court found the gunman, Kyi Lin, guilty of premeditated murder and illegal weapons possession for the January 29, 2017 shooting of Ko Ni in broad daylight at Yangon airport. An accomplice involved in planning the killing was also sentenced to death, and two other men involved in the crime received prison sentences. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin