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Burma 'needs international help'

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The opposition party in Burma, the National League for Democracy, has announced it will not be taking part in elections due later this year.

The party won the last election 20 years ago but the results were ignored and the party have been persecuted ever since.

Asia correspondent Alastair Leithead reports from Burma.

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