The justice system strives for independence but is still being subjected to influence and pressures from the government, judges said at a workshop earlier this month.
Student leaders last week met Pyi-daungsu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann to discuss the timeline for the approval of changes to the National Education Law, amid a dispute with the ministry over differing versions of the draft amendments.
Labour groups have blamed weaknesses in the legal framework for an outbreak of protests at factories in Yangon that has resulted in confrontations between workers and police.
Open Myanmar Initiative (OMI) will continue to press for a freedom of information law, its spokesperson said last week. On February 28, OMI was to host a workshop at Yangon's Orchid Hotel for representatives of non-governmental sectors on the issue.
Fighting in the Kokang region between the Tatmadaw and a local ethnic armed group will be up for discussion at the next round of peace talks, but Kokang representatives will likely be barred from the talks.
Poultry breeders have moved fast to control an outbreak of bird flu, state-owned media have reported.