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Myanmar wants jail uniform back

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YANGON - More than four years after he was freed by the military junta, Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner has been ordered to return the uniform he was wearing on the day of his release. 

Veteran democracy activist Win Tin, 83, who spend almost two decades in jail for his political activities, said that he no longer had the blue shirt and sarong-like longyi, and was refusing to repay the cost of about US$2 (60 baht).

"I told them that I cannot reimburse them because I didn't steal it," said the former journalist, who is a close aide of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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