They're banned from speaking to the media. They need permission to ask questions in parliament. They are forced to stay in Nay Pyi Taw's municipal guesthouses. Welcome to life as a National League for Democracy parliamentarian.
Myanmar's peace process appears to be on auto-pilot. As fighters on both sides of decades-long civil war wait for the new government to announce its policy initiatives, the machinery and personnel of official institutions that no longer exist are continuing to arrange negotiations with ethnic armed groups, although to what end is not clear.
Myanmar joined 174 other countries in signing the landmark Paris climate change accord at United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 22. The ceremony was billed as the largest ever one-day signing of an international agreement.
Violent storms that saw hailstones the size of golf balls rain down across the north of the country have killed at least eight people, toppled pagodas and damaged thousands of buildings, according to officials.
Revered in the West almost as much as at home, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi may steer Myanmar’s foreign policy to a westward pivot to some degree, although the Nobel Peace Prize winner has already shown she understands the realities of dealing with powerful Asian neighbours.
Don't expect quick changes. That was the message emanating from Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi announcing a restructuring of government ministries that could take up to two months.