A brazen political killing shakes Myanmar, already teetering on the path to democracy | Law

A brazen political killing shakes Myanmar, already teetering on the path to democracy

Dr Melissa Crouch speaks to the LA Times (24 March 2017) regarding Myanmar's instability following the death of lawyer, U Ko Ni.

Dr Crouch said, “I can think of many Muslim lawyers in Myanmar who very deliberately keep a much lower profile... He stood out.”

 Crouch said, "Ko Ni had come to believe that space for free speech was narrowing. Last November, when she invited him to speak in Yangon on a panel about constitutional issues — the type of event he usually welcomed — he refused."

“In Myanmar there are invisible lines and you never quite know when you’re going to step on them,” Crouch said. “And now that message has been very clearly understood.”

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