Senior General Min Aung Hlaing’s first press conference has, if anything, cast more suspicion on the military’s commitment to democracy, with journalists being barred from the event and state-controlled media given special treatment.
Deputy information and presidential spokesperson U Ye Htut has raised concerns regarding links between a top UN human rights official and the Thailand-based NGO Fortify Rights.
Barely one-third of government promises to parliament have been realised, according to a parliamentary committee, while infrastructure projects have been damaged or destroyed because of improper use.
The closure of Médecins Sans Frontières operations in Rakhine State is only "temporary", a Union Government health official insists, while state authorities say the group could be allowed to resume operations later in the year.
The parliamentary Committee for Public Complaints and Appeals has issued a list of ministries and regional governments that failed to respond to complaints and appeals from the public.