Hun Sen, who was determined to halt the opposition’s triumphant inroads into the hearts and minds of the people, proceeded to dismantle the CNRP. His first step, attack the personality behind the party.
A handful of Cambodian opposition politicians are standing firm ahead of a court ruling almost certain to dissolve their party for good.
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.”