On December 15, Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Kruea-ngarm delivered an abnormally early new year’s message. He also included an unusual line, especially for the minister in charge of legal affairs: there may be “political changes” next year.
What could he possibly be talking about? Difficult to tell as it may be, 2022 does promise to be another year of political movement and machinations. Indeed, it could be a year of major political change. Here are four things to watch in Thai politics in 2022.