Asian Law Enforcement make amends for minor infractions with Major Humiliation – Bad Kitty!
I am sure when you have been on the job you may sneak a pencil or pen away or you might park in Management places when no one is about (just leave the Handicapped places alone) and if you’ve been caught you feel like a whipped puppy… But would you wear a pink version of a popular cartoon character for GIRLS? The BBC says Thai cops have a very special armband to don as atonement –
Police chiefs in the Thai capital, Bangkok, have come up with a new way of punishing officers who break the rules – an eye-catching Hello Kitty armband.
The armband is large, bright pink and has a Hello Kitty motif with two hearts embroidered on it.
From today, officers who are late, park in the wrong place or commit other minor transgressions will have to wear it for several days.
The armband is designed to shame the wearer, police officials said.
Ya thunk? I would rather pay a fine or endure house at least folks don’t know why you’re suffering so –
Police Colonel Pongpat Chayapan [says the guilty] officers will be made to wear the armbands in the office for a few days, with instructions not to disclose their offences…
Further offences would be dealt with using a more traditional disciplinary panel, he said.
The cute round-faced cat has become an Asia-wide marketing phenomenon, with Hello Kitty products such as stationery, hair accessories and kitchen appliances available across the region.