In Malaysia, a member of Parliament named Reezal Merican Bin Naina Merican is asking his government to ban Grand Theft Auto V due to violence. His rationale is that the United States and the United Kingdom have already banned the game. They have? Oh really?
Um, no. They have not. Courtesy of tipster Mohamad, below you can see the Malaysian TV news clip in which he apparently mentions the GTA V ban. He starts his rambly speech with Devil May Cry 3, a game that was released a million years ago, calling it anti-Islam. Yeah.
On YouTube, the politician is being criticised for being totally wrong. And a dummy.
According to Kotaku reader Mohamad, gamers are often portrayed in a negative light in Malaysia. Politicians prefer to blame video games for the country's rising crime rate, instead of a lacking educational system and an uneven distribution of wealth.