Talking with people in Thailand who have connections with some of the players in politics, there’s certainly an undercurrent of concern and anxiety that things could turn ugly…The upcoming verdict on the Thaksin assets case is potentially a flashpoint…I think tensions are just so high now that it would very easy for things to spin out of control.

– Andrew Walker quoted in “Australians warned to avoid Bangkok amid coup nervousness”, The Australian, 19 February 2010.