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Vietnam to ban short, fat traffic police in Hanoi

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Short, pot-bellied policemen will be banned from traffic duty in Vietnam's capital Hanoi and given office jobs in a bid to improve the force's public image, police said Wednesday. 

A traffic policeman directs traffic in Hanoi, December 12, 2007. Short, pot-bellied policemen will be banned from traffic duty in Vietnam's capital and given office jobs in a bid to improve the force's public image, police said.

Details of the new height and weight restrictions were not available but the head of Hanoi's traffic police said they were working on a list of cops who didn't measure up and would be redeployed out of sight.

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