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Thein Sein on the future role of the army in politics

Myanmar's president has told the BBC that the army will continue to play a key role in the move towards greater democracy.

Speaking in the capital Nay Pyi Taw, Thein Sein said the military had initiated reforms and refused to put any timeframe on reducing its dominant role in political life.

It is another blow for those hoping that a reform process that many see as stalled is going to move forward again.

  • 20 Mar 2015
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