U Ko Ni held a BA (law) and LLB from the Rangoon Arts and Science University. He was an advocate of the Supreme Court of Myanmar and chairperson of the Laurel Law Firm. U Ko Ni was also a legal adviser to the National League for Democracy. U Ko Ni participated in the first Melbourne Forum in 2016. U Ko Ni was killed in Myanmar on 29 January 2017 and he is remembered by all involved in the Melbourne Forum with great respect.