Wedged between a military unwilling to relinquish power and high expectations from its supporters, it has not been an easy first month for the NLD-led government as Daw Aung San Suu Kyi slowly embarks on her promised path to change.
Ousted Union Solidarity and Development Party leader Thura U Shwe Mann says he will keep fighting against his expulsion from the former ruling party, dismissing speculation that he intends to set up a new political organisation or join the National League for Democracy.
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is scheduled today to hold her first meeting since taking office with representatives of the military and ethnic armed groups that signed the nationwide ceasefire agreement, according to a senior general.
The recently expelled former head of the Union Solidarity and Development Party Thura U Shwe Mann will hold an urgent press conference today to bring attention to what he has termed the wrongful ousting of himself and 16 other party members.
Two farmers charged with squatting on land they say was confiscated from them by the government have been told to wait even longer for their case to be dealt with. U Kyaw Min and U Bo Maung had been told the case would be handled by Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee court by April 25, but the judge deferred the case again until May 9.
Intellectual property rights must be respected, the new education minister said yesterday in his first large-scale public speech since his appointment.
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.
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.