Could Saint Prayut accept 'mortal life'?
September has arrived but Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha is still holding his cards close to his chest regarding his political future, despite the majority of political pundits believing they already know the answer.
As Thailand heads to a general election early next year, who would assume the PM would not seek a second term?
Gen Prayut has three options. First, he could step down and let electoral democracy run its course. Second, he could enter politics by allowing a political party to nominate him as its candidate for the premiership. Third, he could wait until there is a deadlock in parliament and members nominate him as an outsider PM.
Columnist for the Bangkok Post
Atiya Achakulwisut is a columnist for the Bangkok Post.