This time, things are not looking so pretty. The New Year's Eve bomb attacks in Bangkok have put a dampener on Mr Wang's money-making plans.
If this was a plain hit-&-run terrorist attack, it wouldn't be so bad. Since September 11, 2001 the financial world has actually become quite used to those kinds of attacks. Thailand, however, is now swimming with rumours of another coup, more bomb attacks and assorted political conspiracy theories.
ST Jan 6, 2007
Anxious times for Bangkok
Coup fears add to uncertainty over political and security situation
By THAILAND CORRESPONDENT, Nirmal Ghosh
BANGKOK - MANY here welcomed the Sept 19 coup as having broken a tedious and divisive political impasse, but events here this week have made it clear that it may have only created more uncertainty.
Continuing jitters over a possible coup or new bomb attacks were being seen as the culmination of weeks of uncertainty laced with panic when the stock market crashed on Dec 19, denting the credibility of the military-appointed government.
Last year, speculation over power politics became a full-time preoccupation of many of the capital's chattering classes.
The New Year's Eve bomb blasts, which killed three people and injured 42, were a watershed event.
Although it is no stranger to political violence, Bangkok has been relatively free of terrorist incidents since the 1980s.
The bombs and the military's inability to swiftly find who had set them further dented the credibility of a government that many analysts saw as indecisive - and some hawks saw as too moderate.
The bombs also worried pro-democracy activists who see instability as a good reason for the military to justify staying in power longer than the promised one year, or facilitate the takeover of more hardline generals.
Another conspiracy theory fuelled by comments from the ageing former premier Chavalit Yongchaiyudh - who has emerged as an adviser to the Thai Rak Thai party - held that factions in the army had planted the bombs to justify the military clinging to power.
Looking back now on the Shin Corp fiasco, I almost feel sympathetic towards Ho Ching. Almost.