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Burmese army trained by UK military

23 January 2014 Last updated at 04:15 GMT

For half a century, Myanmar, also known as Burma, was ruled by a military junta but, in the last three years there has been dramatic moves towards greater democracy.

But it could still all come to a grinding halt. The Burmese army controls a quarter of all seats in parliament and could block any changes to the constitution.

In an effort to support reforms the British army have begun a tentative and controversial engagement with their Burmese counterparts.

Jonah Fisher reports from Naypyitaw.

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