Revellers in skimpy clothes face prison

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The Independent Online

Revellers who wear "decadent" clothing during Burma's New Year's celebrations will face up to a month in prison. The four-day festival beginning on 13 April is one of the few times when Burma's citizens can relax.

However, the News Watch journal issued a government warning for merrymakers to "avoid wearing dress that is contrary to Myanmar culture". It said that a special committee will supervise what people are wearing and will use CCTV cameras to videotape crowds. Those caught "wearing decadent attire" can face a fine and up to one month in prison, the weekly reported.