CM02 NATIONAL ORDER OF INDEPENDENCE
  Ordre National de l'Independence
(Reach Bochniykech Teamtear Ekreach)

five classes and collar - November 17, 1963; December 21, 1964
  For: perpetuating the memory of the Royal Crusade and the return of independence in 1953, two triumphs of King Sihanouk
  Design: Obverse: central blue enamel oval with the tower of the Monument of Independence in gold, surrounded with a red enamel riband, and on the outside eight sets of enameled rays; suspension of a royal crown with rays coming from the top;
    Reverse: plain
  Ribbon: 37mm for all but sash: crimson

The award of this order was determined by the Grand Chancery of the Royal Crusade for Independence.

The collar was presented to President Tito of Yugoslavia in January 1968, President Soeharto of Indonesia in April 1968, and Emperor Haile Selasie of Ethiopia in May 1968. Also it seems President Socharno of Indonesia in 1963 or 1964. General de Gaulle's collar is displayed at the Museum of the Order of Liberation in Paris (if anyone can gets a photo of it for me, I'd appreciate it).

A photograph evidences the existence of the collar of this order. Strangely, however, no examples otherwise of this order have been seen on the market, and it is thus questionable to what extent, or whether at all, it was awarded.

It is revived by the new kingkom in a modified form as the National Independence Medal.

2/0 Collar / Grand Collier de l'Ordre
  For: chiefs of state
  Ribbon: a chain of blue enamel crossed curves with a white center which link alternately a red quadrefoil design and red pieces with the royal arms in gold, with a badge of the above design except that the longer rays are in white, the two beside are in blue, and the shortest ray between the sets is in red

National Order of Independence
CM02 National Order of Independence

National Order of Independence
CM02 National Order of Independence

National Order of Independence
CM02 National Order of Independence
example awarded to President Soeharto of Indonesia in April 1968
(in the President Suharto Memorial Museum, Jakarta)

National Order of Independence
Prince Norodom Sihanuk and President Socharno of Indonesia with collar
pubished in: Amigoe di Curacao : weekblad voor de Curacaosche eilanden 22-08-1964
(compliments of the Koninklijke Bibliotheek van Nederland)

(Dutch) (English - translated)
Het Cambodjaanse staatshoofd, prins Norodom Sihanuk, bracht een bezoek aan Indonesie t.g.v. de negentiende verjaardag van de onafhankelijkheid van dat land. Foto: aan een diner, dat president Socharno van Indonesie in zijn paleis in Djakarta aanbood, klonk hij met zijn Cambodjaanse gast. In cen toespraak op onafhankelijkheidsdag hernieuwde Socharno zijn eed “maleisie te zullen verpletteren” The Cambodian Head of State, Prince Norodom Sihanuk, paid a visit to Indonesia due to the nineteenth anniversary of the independence of that country. Photo: a dinner that Socharno President of Indonesia in his palace in Jakarta toasting, sounded with his Cambodian guest. In central speech on Independence Socharno renewed his oath "Malaysia will be crushed"

 

2/1 Grand Cross / Grand-Croix / (Moha Serivodho or Mohasereivadh)
  Design: star – as above with white rays and without suspension;
    sash badge – as above, but with white rays star, with sash;
  Ribbon: sash 100mm - crimson; service bar – with rosette and two gold wings

2/2 Grand Officer / Grand-Officier / (Vorsenea)
  Design: star – as above with white rays and without suspension;
    breast badge – as above with white rays, with rosette on suspension ribbon
  Ribbon: 37mm; service bar - with rosette with one gold and one silver wing

2/3 Commander / Commandeur / (Thipden)
  Design: badge – as above with white rays, 65mm across, suspended from a cravat
  Ribbon: 37mm; service bar - with rosette and silver wings

2/4 Officer / Officier / (Senea)
  Design: breast badge – as above with white rays, 45mm across, with rosette on suspension ribbon
  Ribbon: 37mm; service bar - with rosette

2/5 Knight / Chevalier / (Assarutti)
  Design: breast badge – as above with white rays, 45mm across, with suspension ribbon
  Ribbon: 37mm; service bar – without rosette

National Order of Independence
Possible Pendant or Badge ? (lower class ?)
(If anyone knows anything about this badge or has any other examples, please let me know.)

 

CM02A NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE MEDAL
  one class - 1995
  For: outstanding service to the nation
  Design: Obverse: a gilt star, oblong shaped, with eight rays consisting of three sharp pointed rays, with single pointed rays between. The central oblong disk in gilt shows the Independence Monument in Phnompenh inside a wreath.
    Reverse: plain
    Suspension: ring
  Ribbon: 33mm; blue 2½mm, red 1½mm, blue 1mm, red l½mm, blue 1mm, red 18mm, blue 1mm, red 1½mm, blue 1mm, red 1½mm, blue 2½mm; same as that of the former People's Socialist Community Medal. There is a rosette on the ribbon.

The National Order of Independence was revived by the new kingkom in a modified form as the National Independence Medal. To date no awards have been made.

National Independence Medal
CM02A National Independence Medal

National Independence Medal
Maybe variation or test example ?
(If anyone knows anything about this piece, please let me know.)