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Slain Myanmar lawyer's family considers him a fallen hero

  • In this image taken from video, Yin Nwe Khine, daughter of assassinated Myanmar legal adviser Ko Ni, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Yangon, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. The daughter of an assassinated Myanmar legal adviser says his family worried about his political activities and warned him to be careful, but he pursued his work for the sake of Myanmar’s people, regardless of who they were. (AP Photo)

    In this image taken from video, Yin Nwe Khine, daughter of assassinated Myanmar legal adviser Ko Ni, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Yangon, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. The daughter of an assassinated Myanmar legal adviser says his family worried about his political activities and warned him to be careful, but he pursued his work for the sake of Myanmar’s people, regardless of who they were. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Tin Tin Aye, third from right, mother of Ko Ni who was assassinated by a gunman on Sunday, cries as she attend the funeral at a cemetery, Monday, Jan.30, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. The daughter of an assassinated Myanmar legal adviser says his family worried about his activities and warned him to be careful, but he pursued his work for the sake of Myanmar's people, regardless of who they were or what religion they believed. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

    Tin Tin Aye, third from right, mother of Ko Ni who was assassinated by a gunman on Sunday, cries as she attend the funeral at a cemetery, Monday, Jan.30, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. The daughter of an assassinated Myanmar legal adviser says his family worried about his activities and warned him to be careful, but he pursued his work for the sake of Myanmar's people, regardless of who they were or what religion they believed. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)  (The Associated Press)

  • Yin Nwe Khine, center, daughter of Ko Ni who was assassinated by a gunman on Sunday, arrives to attend the funeral of her father at a cemetery, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. The daughter of an assassinated Myanmar legal adviser says his family worried about his activities and warned him to be careful, but he pursued his work for the sake of Myanmar's people, regardless of who they were or what religion they believed.(AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

    Yin Nwe Khine, center, daughter of Ko Ni who was assassinated by a gunman on Sunday, arrives to attend the funeral of her father at a cemetery, Monday, Jan. 30, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. The daughter of an assassinated Myanmar legal adviser says his family worried about his activities and warned him to be careful, but he pursued his work for the sake of Myanmar's people, regardless of who they were or what religion they believed.(AP Photo/Thein Zaw)  (The Associated Press)

The daughter of an assassinated Myanmar legal adviser says his family worried about his activities and warned him to be careful, but he pursued his work for the sake of Myanmar's people, regardless of who they were or what religion they believed.

Ko Ni, a prominent adviser to the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the ruling party, was shot to death at the Yangon airport Sunday.

Dr. Yin Nwe Khine told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Tuesday that the family feels no regret for Ko Ni's prominent work despite their warnings, and considers him a fallen hero.

Ko Ni was Muslim and specialized in constitutional law, criticizing army interference in politics. The police arrested a suspect in the killing but the motive is not known.