Archive for August 6th, 2007

Beware the Pink Armband

In Thailand, pink means trouble. Via the Chicago Tribune:

(AP) Thai police officers who break rules will be forced to wear hot pink armbands featuring “Hello Kitty,” the Japanese icon of cute, as a mark of shame, a senior officer said Monday.

Police officers caught littering, parking in a prohibited area, or arriving late — among other misdemeanors — will be forced to stay in the division office and wear the armband all day, said Police Col. Pongpat Chayaphan. The officers won’t wear the armband in public.

The striking armband features Hello Kitty sitting atop two hearts.

IMO, it’s hardly a punishment if they don’t have to wear them in public – though I suppose that might slightly undermine their authority. I’ll be damned if I’d be handcuffed by someone wearing a Hello Kitty armband …


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