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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 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



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