Phnom Penh (FN), Mar. 22 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said that Cambodian king Norodom Sihamoni is staying at the Royal Palace in Siem Reap, while only one of the buildings of the Royal Palace caught fire on 12 March 2023.

The premier spoke on Wednesday at a graduation of Vanda Institute students.

The damaged area was a small building that the Queen Mother of Cambodia used to live in in 1953, the premier added.

Samdech continued, all the royal buildings in Siem Reap are being renovated.

On 13 March 2023, Ministry of the Royal Palace issued a statement confirming that the fire broke out in a small building of the Royal Palace of Siem Reap was caused by electric shock.