In the 2006 general election, the People's Action Party won 82 out of 84 parliamentary seats. The purchase by the government investment company Temasek Holdings of the Shin Corporation contributed to the coup that sent Thai Prime Minister Thaksin into exile. Lee Kuan Yew's remark on the marginalization of ethnic Chinese in neighboring countries caused offense, particularly in Malaysia.
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Errata: In the September/October 2016 issue (volume 56 number 5, pages 836 and 849), there was a technical printing error in Figures 1b and 2 of the article by Ajay Raina that resulted in a loss of data on the graphs. This online article contains the restored figures in their original, correct state. The error is regretted.