Assistant news editor
Chairith Yonpiam is assistant news editor, Bangkok Post.
Even if Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha makes it loud and clear he does not want to reshuffle the cabinet, the ongoing political turbulence will likely force him to rejig the portfolios, and that will likely occur very soon. Observers believe it could happen within a month.
The country has started the countdown for the second round of easing and reopening, with the initial date set for May 17, though conditions do apply. Indeed, we will probably know within the next five days if the much-anticipated relaxation, with greater freedom of movement and various business and trade reopenings, is possible.