CNRP leader Kem Sokha and senior party officials campaign during the June 2017 commune elections (phnompenhpost.com)

 Phnom Penh (VNA) – Cambodia’s Supreme Court on November 16 ordered the dissolution of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) in response to the Interior Ministry's lawsuit.

The court ruling also bans 118 senior officials of the party from politics for five years from the date of this verdict issuance.

The Supreme Court is the highest rung in Cambodia’s justice system, and once its decision is handed down, there is no recourse for appeal.

On November 15, security forces were deployed in anticipation of a public uprising. However, there were neither gatherings nor protests in Phnom Penh during the court hearing.

The Interior Ministry accused the CNRP of seriously violating the amended Law on Political Parties, saying the party had conspired with foreigners to topple the Government. CNRP leader Kem Sokha was arrested on September 3 on charges of treason while more than half of the party’s leaders left Cambodia.-VNA