Phnom Penh (FN), Dec. 1 – Cambodian National Rescue Party in US (CNRP-USA) released a statement on 30 November 2018 supporting Kem Sokha, President of the dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), in opposing Sam Rainsy’s conference to be held in US’s Atlanta, Georgia.

"The organization of the Atlanta conference, held on 1-2 December, indicates that some supporters and leaders of CNRP have left and abandoned the party to join Sam Rainsy’s national rescue movement,” CNRP-USA wrote in the statement.

Kem Sokha's CNRP-USA also called on all members of the dissolved party to be informed of the conference and keep follow up with the activities which destroys Khmer people abroad and the party, according to the statement.

Kem Sokha, on 28 November 2018, announced to oppose former opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s conference in December 2018, according to his lawyer Chan Chen.

A number of former opposition officials said the conference aimed to reinstate Sam Rainsy as president of the dissolved party, which caused disagreements among members.