Thai police have a new helper. Hello Kitty, who is one of the cutest cats ever, will help punish naughty Thai police officers. If an officer breaks certain rules, he or she will have to wear a Hello Kitty armband.
For example, officers will have to wear the armbands if they are too mean to people or if they don't turn off their car when they park it.
Officers who broke these rules before were given a written notice. But that didn't seem to bother them much. Now they will have to wear bright "sissy" armbands.
Colonel Pongpat Chayaphan says he hopes the Hello Kitty armbands will convince naughty officers to shape up.
"I chose this symbol because it is pink and easy to see," he said. Also, the armbands will probably be very embarrassing to most officers.
Besides wearing the armbands, the officers will be watched by another officer for a day.
Pongpat says this is to make them feel guilty.
Officers who break the rules a second time will face further punishments.
1. Thai adj.
泰國的 (tai4 guo2 de5)
例: Thai food has tons of great flavors.
2. armband n.
臂章 (bi4 zhang1)
例: Allen Iverson wears an armband when he plays basketball.
3. sissy adj.
娘娘腔 (niang2 niang2 qiang1)
例: Don't you dare call me a sissy!
4. embarrass v.t.
尷尬 (gan1 ga4)
例: I was embarrassed when my pants fell down.