Ethnic groups remain unconvinced by the apparent commitment made by the government on Union Day in favour of establishing a federal system.
The government warned on February 13 it would not allow student protesters to enter Yangon over the weekend, as negotiators on both sides prepared for another round of talks.
National League for Democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met student leaders at her Nay Pyi Taw house last week to discuss their concerns over the National Education Law, students told The Myanmar Times last week.
The UN resident coordinator in Myanmar has appointed a prominent historian to provide advice on activities in Rakhine State, in a move some say could backfire due to the way his research has in the past been used by nationalists.
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addressed a crowd of thousands on February 13 in the biggest celebrations in memory honouring her father, independence hero Bogyoke Aung San.