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Communist Victory / Indochina / Thailand #483023

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 05, 1975
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(Studio) Communist victory in South Vietnam and Cambodia affects Thailand
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Bangkok, Thailand) Thailand's prime minister doesn't believe Hanoi plans to overrun Thailand next, but there's evidence that Hanoi intends just that. Many high government officials fear just such a move; believe prime min. too sanguine about possibility. Bands of Communist guerrillas active in north and northe. Thailand. Across border in Laos, roads built and supply depots present, supposedly for war against Thailand. [Prime Min. Kukrit PRAMOJ - doesn't think North Vietnam has capability or intention to attack Thailand next. Concedes Communists may have aims of incring. political power in Thailand.] Questioned about United States role in S.E. Asia after troop withdrawal from Thailand. [PRAMOJ - says Thailand would like to remain friendly with United States. United States presence in Thailand no longer beneficial. Thinks United States troop removal to help clear air.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins

Chancellor, John;
Perkins, Jack

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