Thai coup leader disbands Senate, assumes law-making power

BANGKOK (AFP) - Thailand's military junta has disbanded the country's Senate and placed all law-making responsibility in the hands of the army general who led this week's coup, the army said on Saturday.

"The Senate is dismissed. Responsibility for any laws needing the approval of the parliament or Senate will instead be assumed by the leader of the (junta)," said an announcement on national television.