Last updated: 5 august, 2009 - 15:47 GMT

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Fighting for Pao culture in Burma

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For more than 20 years, the Burmese government has been working to maintain ceasefire agreements with 17 major armed rebel groups, but now it is facing a fight back from one of them - why?

Ko Ko Aung, from the BBC's Burmese Service, travelled to Burma to find out why Khun Thurein, with his army of just 100 men, is taking on the 400,000 strong Burmese army.

In pictures: Fighting for Pao culture in Burma

Fighting for Pao culture in Burma is part of the World Stories series, which are five individual documentaries made by BBC Language Service producers about the region they come from.

First broadcast on Friday 21st August 2009.

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