A new disciplinary measure is introduced in Bangkok’s police force, especially for police investigators who refuse to play by the rules. The punishment… to make them wear a pink Hello Kitty armband.

Hello Kitty armband
Pink Hello Kitty armband

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.”

Pol Gen Pongpat said 10 armbands were available. In addition to wearing it, a first-time offender must accompany the officer roster as deputy chief of the day. That means walking to all parts of the CSD office, and being seen wearing the armband.

Offences liable to earn an officer the pink Kitty include failing to report for duty, parking in a prohibited area, fighting, or being the subject of a complaint about poor service.

[Hat tip to Kittyhell]


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