A military coup in Thailand has resulted from Madam Ho Ching’s Temasek Holdings investment in Shin Corporation. It is unknown at this time whether Madam Ho purposely wanted to overthrow the Thai democracy or not. However, at a recent meeting of ASEAN, leaders expressed concern that too many governments in the region such as Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, and Thailand were becoming increasingly democratic and that this was pressuring more authoritarian regimes. An anonymous source in the Singapore government indicated that plans were underway to “take out one of the democracies” to relieve pressure, but it seems at this point that Madam Ho managed to do it accidentally.
Singapore accidentally overthrows Thai government