Region: Greater Middle East
ISTANA REPUBLIK, BANDAR SINGORA, CAPITAL OF THE KRA REPUBLIC
9TH MAY, THIRD DAY OF ASSAULT
President Fadil bin Shaahir has personally thanked the administration of Joko Widodo and the Indonesian people for their aid rendered to the Republic of Kra, in his first public appearance in an emergency broadcast to the people of the nation since the Thai Dai offensive began on the national capital three days ago, on the 6th of May. In his speech, he states that "the people of both our Republics are brothers" and that "this service rendered to us by your brave soldiers will never, ever be forgotten." He went on to praise the tenacity of Kra Army forces currently combating insurgent forces without air or artillery support, and the citizens of Bandar Singora that have ignored the rhetoric of the insurgents and come out to aid the Kra Armed Forces in providing information, food, and shelter to exhausted troops. He also accused the elders of the ruling United Malay-Thai National League for retreating out of the capital at first opportunity, taking their personal security forces and funds with that could have been utilized in the defense of the capital, officially stripping them of their titles and regulating them to house arrest. Pattani Republican divisions were at the time concurrently moving to apprehend the traitors, and most have been caught and accounted for.
Party Speaker Bilaal bin Humaidaan has in turn claimed that the President was placing them under arrest only because he refused their class to closer integrate Kra military activities to that of the Indonesian Force in the Republic, and condemned him of having his own, selfish agenda. Such accusations have been swiftly denied by the Kra Presidential Service, which asked the elders to conjure a better defense.
President bin Shaahir has also thanked the Republic of Korea in a separate telegram to President Kim, and will be dispatching Vice President Bintang bin Shaahir to Seoul to discuss the possibility of Korean diplomatic backing against Siam in Kra claims to the southern Siamese territories, and to take delivery of the two Daegu-class frigates, which have been named KDS Merdeka and KDS Kera. Another telegram dispatched to Beijing but not signed by the President congratulated the new Chinese Empress on her ascent to the throne, but asked the Chinese to "keep their nose out of South East Asian affairs."
PROCLAMATION FROM THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THAILAND
AS OF 9TH MAY, 2020, ALL ADMINISTRATIVE APPARATUSES OF THE PROVINCE OF SURAT THANI ARE TO BE RESTORED
Comrades, friends ;
The Samui island chain, currently under full control of the Thai Dai movement, have voted overwhelmingly to join the Socialist People's Republic of Thailand as the Province of Surat Thani, considered by the Supreme People's Congress to be under foreign occupation since 1945. The people on these islands, ethnically Thai in blood, and Thai in culture, have long suffered from the oppression of Bandar Singora. They have had their language, their voice, and their land stolen from them for development as tourist attractions to benefit the central government, and solely the central government. Therefore, the National Assembly has voted unanimously to adopt Resolution KPT 2020H, which will officially return the Samui chain to Thai sovereignty in nearly eight decades, and admits the entry of Surat Thani into the People's Republic as the 28th Province. The resolution also returns all the land robbed from the people of the islands at the gunpoint of Kra arms, and also confers upon them full citizenship and with that the right to utilize the SPRT healthcare and educational system for free. The Department of Education has already allocated $45 million dollars to build three elementary and two secondary schools on Ko Samui, the principal island. The Socialist People's Republic wishes for the international community to recognize this rightful retrocession of historically Thai territory, and wishes to deter any reprisal operations by the Kra Republic and her allies with the knowledge that the People's Republic has already established a substantial military presence on the islands, and an attack on them would be an act of war.