THAI police have recruited Hello Kitty, the moon-faced global icon of cuteness, as a new disciplinary tool for officers found engaging in "inappropriate" behaviour.
Hello Kitty is a cute icon for young girls. It's not something macho police officers want covering their biceps.
In addition to wearing the cartoon cat on their sleeves for one day, the officers will also have to be accompanied by whoever is the deputy chief on duty for the day."This is intended to engender their feelings of guilt,'' Col Pongpat said.