Last update 5/28/2011 2:00:00 PM (GMT+7)

Vietnam police banned from wearing sunglasses

VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Public Security Tuesday issued a new instruction banning police in the country from wearing black sunglasses, from smoking, from reading books and from putting their hands into pockets while on duty at public places.


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Under the new order, officers from the People's Police of Vietnam must keep appropriate manners and be in the right position when on duty.

This means traffic cops must not hide behind trees to ambush and fine passengers.

Besides being prohibited from wearing black sunglasses and smoking while on duty in public places, they are also not allowed to chat, read books, make or answer phone calls not related to work.

Police officers are also not allowed to put their hands into their trousers’ or coats’ pockets when they are on duty patrolling the street, monitoring traffic or when they are in public places.

They are also prohibited from drinking alcohol during their working time and at the police station.

Besides, they are not allowed to be heavily drunk at any time and any place, the ministry said.

They also cannot eat at restaurants that illegally encroach onto pavements.

Source: Tuoi Tre