As his allies get set to wrest the reins of government from the military, Thailand's exiled prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra has been warned that he will face arrest if he returns home. Arrest warrants for Thaksin and his wife on charges of fraud and corruption are still outstanding, according to the office of Thailand's attorney general. Thaksin has said he'll return in April.
The attorney general has been pushing for extradition from Britain, where Thaksin now lives as owner of a prestigious soccer team. Several courts have issued warrants on charges ranging from graft to fraudulent financial filings. The People's Power Party, the successor to Thaksin's now-banned bloc, won the most seats in last week's government and claims it has formed a coalition, although it's not saying with whom.