Phnom Penh (FN), Nov. 13 - As of Monday this week, a total of 140 CNRP lawmakers and officials declared to defect Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) and join the ruling party, Cambodian People's Party (CPP).

The announcement came after defected members of CNRP had learned that CNRP President Kem Sokha's act of treason.

Prime Minister Hun Sen spent 26 minutes speaking on his Facebook page on November 4 to offer opportunities for CNRP members to continue their political careers with CPP after realizing that CNRP will be dissolved by the Supreme Court on November 16, 2017.