Burma: The plight of Kachin state


Aung San Suu Kyi's victory in the Burmese by-elections set off celebrations and more predictions of a proper transition to democracy.

But in the state of Kachin, in northern Burma, the elections didn't happen - cancelled on security grounds because of a continuing war between government forces and ethnic Kachin rebels.

Within Burma, neither aid agencies nor journalists are normally allowed into the region but reporter Sue Lloyd Roberts and cameraman Tony Joliffe managed to gain access to report for Newsnight.

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