The CNRP will have to show whether it has what it takes to band together as a solid alliance.
Now, he is going after the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR), a leading human rights group, set up by embattled Cambodian opposition leader, Kem Sokha.
The allegation against the CNRP – conspiring with foreigners to stage a revolution – could also see more than 100 politicians banned from office for five years.
According to author of "Hun Sen’s Cambodia", Sebastian Strangio, these smaller parties are not acting in the interest of the law but on the orders of the CPP for their own gain.
“Hun Sen has been able to enjoy free-world endorsement while maintaining a charade of democracy. It's a one-man ruling subjecting the country as private ownership of a few elite families.”
"The court decided to uphold the provisional detention warrant (of Kem Sokha)," Touch Tharith, a spokesman for the Court of Appeals, was quoted by AFP (Agence France-Presse).