With the investigation of ministers and top bureaucrats, the country appears to be joining a regional trend of anti-graft crackdowns.
After a senior police officer was named in the alleged entrapment of local reporters, the European Union says support for police reform is “more needed than ever”.
Two journalists face years in prison unless they are pardoned following the new year festival of Thingyan.
Human rights groups say Muslims and those of South Asian heritage face added difficulties in regularizing their status.
A delegation of Indian CEOs to Myanmar and the launch of a new business chamber have sought to inject life into stagnant economic ties.
Despite worsening diplomatic relations and talk of increased sanctions, Western firms in Myanmar are mostly digging in rather than packing up.
Defense lawyers score points in the trial of two Reuters reporters. But their fate remains in the hands of an unformed judiciary.
The fact that the NLD-led government has pressed ahead with the trial indicates the limits of international condemnation.