Hello Kitty : the mark of shame

Thai police use Hello Kitty armbands as punishment:

The armband is large, bright pink and has a Hello Kitty motif with two hearts embroidered on it.

So if you come late to work at the station — you have to wear Hello Kitty! I know so many people for whom this would not be considered punishment that it just seems plain weird to me. Of course, the arm band probably clashes horribly with the uniform color…