Thailand

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The Thai flag known as ธงไตรรงค์, meaning tricolour flag.

Thailand, officially the Kingdom of Thailand, is a country located in the Indochina peninsula in Southeast Asia with borders to Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia and Myanmar (Burma), with maritime borders with Vietnam. Thailand has been a monarchy since 1238 and became a constitutional monarchy on June 24, 1932. The capital of Thailand is Bangkok. Thai authorities banned the Grand Theft Auto series in 2008 after the murder of a taxi driver.

Real world

In 2008 an eighteen year old was arrested in Thailand for stabbing a fifty-four year old taxi driver to death, He confessed to stealing the taxi and killing the driver after he fought back. The teenager said he was trying to copy a scene in Grand Theft Auto IV. The incident led to the game being banned and the teenager currently faces the death penalty if convicted.[1] As a result of this incident, the game was subsequently banned in Thailand.[2]

Thai characters

  • Zorba Philippidis may be Thai despite his Greek name, with his body later returned to his wife in Thailand.

References to Thailand

2D Universe

GTA London 1969/GTA London 1961

3D Universe

GTA III
GTA Vice City
GTA Vice City Stories
  • Bryce Parker reports on prostitution - and his personal enjoyment - of children and prepubescents in Thailand for the New World Order show on VCPR.
  • During the mission Taking the Fall, Lance Vance tells a contact over the phone that his name is Lance T. Vance suggesting the T stands for: "'T' for tulips in Thailand.".

HD Universe

GTA IV

References

  1. Thailand bans Grand Theft Auto IV. Reed, Jim and BBC.
  2. Reed, Jim. Thailand bans Grand Theft Auto IV. BBC Newsbeat.