Leave it to my Thai brethren to invent a punishment so painful and humiliating that human rights organizations really should look into this. In an effort to deter policemen from breaking the rules (such as littering or coming in late for work), their Thai superiors will punish their errant behavior by forcing them to wear hot pink armbands with Hello Kitty brandished on them like a scarlet letter.
Police Col. Pongpat Chayaphan explains why the punishment is so so effective: "[Hello] Kitty is a cute icon for young girls. It's not something macho police officers want covering their biceps."
For Chayaphan, I have one question: "Are you sure about that?"