Royal Order & Medal of National Merit Necklace & Badge in set
it is currently national order & medal of the kingdom of cambodia National Merit Type : Necklace & Badge in set
|MEDAL OF NATIONAL MERIT|
|Médaille du Mérite National
one class - established 1995
The National Merit Medal was revived by the new Kingdom as the Medal of National Merit. It is of a completely different design from the earlier medal. It is the highest award of the revived Kingdom, and has reportedly only been awarded once, to Prime Minister Hun Sen.
It is suspended from a collar of two different Khmer design gold color pieces linked together. The badge resembles the star of the Royal Order of Cambodia, gold color with eight faceted three piece pointed rays, with five joined short smooth pointed rays between. The central disk has enclosed in a gold wreath and inscribed rim the design of the Kingdom's flag, horizontal blue, red, and blue with an image of Angkor Wat in the center. It is suspended from the chain by the usual Khmer crown.