This is as what the Burmese military junta wants - having the opposition, especially the NLD in Parliament to lend some legitimacy to their claim that Burma is now a democratic state with a civilian government.
However, I am not fooled. The real test will come when the opposition make their presence felt and start demanding for more freedom and real power.
What about the reforms that the nominally civilian Burmese government has made a great show of and allegedly serious about? Well, what choice does the Burmese government have?
The Burmese economy is practically dead if not moribund, what with all the international economic and other sanctions imposed on the country. For a long time Burma under the military junta had been considered a pariah and the Burmese people have been suffering.
Mindful perhaps of a possible Arab Spring, the Burmese military junta had no choice but to do something.
Still, I am wishing the best for Burma.
But I won't be surprised at all if all the changes brought about so far are merely cosmetic and will continue only so far as these do not threaten the vested military interests.