Thailand has seen the worst of democracy with the dethronement of Thaksin. It is mob rule, peoplecracy, when a small group of activists pushed their way against the people who voted for Thaksin to be their PM.
Is this democracy? It is tyranny of a minority.
If Thaksin in Singapore, he would have the law on his side. Technically and legally he was within the law. Here is a case where the law may be right. But if the people were against it, the law can be set aside.