Hello Kitty punishment for Thai police

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_44043954_hellokitty203If you didn’t already know, I’m a huge fan of Hello Kitty… Ok not so huge to the extent of queuing overnight for them, but fanatic enough that people think of me when they see Hello Kitty.

A friend of mine brought this 2007 article on BBC to my attention, about Thai police in Bangkok using Hello Kitty to punish their officers who break the rules.

Basically, the punishment is to wear this bright and eye-catching pink Hello Kitty armband, complete with hearts!

Simple offences like being late, parking in the wrong place and other minor transgressions will result in officers having to wear the Hello Kitty armband for several days, as a way to shame them.

They are also not to disclose the offences that they have committed, to keep the others guessing.

Further offences would then be dealt with a more traditional disciplinary panel.


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