Thailand has been shaken to its core lately by one of the
country's biggest, most egregious insider trading scandals in
recent decades. But insider trading is not a new phenomenon in
Thailand. And it would be unwise to assume this exposé
will bring about a palpable change.
Last December the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
slapped a Bt33.3m ($1 million) fine on three senior executives
from CP All, operator of the 7-Eleven convenience store
franchise in Thailand, for insider trading violations dating
back to 2013.
The SEC had launched an investigation...