Thailand has come up with a unique way to discipline bad police officers: make 'em wear pink Hello Kitty armband!
“A pink ”Hello Kitty” armband wrapped around a khaki-clad arm is shouting for attention at the police Crime Suppression Division.
It is a new disciplinary measure introduced especially for police investigators who refuse to play by the rules.
Starting this week, the warning will come in the form of the popular Japanese cat cartoon sitting on a heart on a pink background.
”The same old warnings no longer work for some officers,” CSD acting chief Pongpat Chayaphan said.
”This new approach is intended to engender a feeling of guilt and discourage them from repeating the offence.”
Link - via Hello Kitty Hell, Thanks HKH!
It's a lot easier to enforce a visual requirement like a uniform than to enforce rules like "no urinating on children" when no one's around.