Documents Relating to New Zealand's Participation in the Second World War 1939–45: Volume III
103 — The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
The Secretary of State for Dominion Affairs to the Prime Minister of New Zealand
thailand. My telegram of 7 December [No. 94].
The following is an extract from a telegram from His Majesty's Representative at Bangkok of 8 December:
‘I have just come from the Minister for Foreign Affairs. He tells me that under duress the Thai Government reports an agreement with the Japanese Ambassador this morning allowing the passage of Japanese troops across Thailand to attack Malaya or Burma. The Prime Minister expresses to us the deepest regret. In response to a specific inquiry from myself he has given me a verbal assurance that if we resist the Japanese on Thai territory, Thai forces will not oppose us.’