Jorani Um, looking at Phnom Penh.
|Place of birth||Krong Battambang|
|Allegiance||Fighters of Buddha|
|Years of service||1962-|
|Rank||អគ្គមេបញ្ជា (Commander in-Chief)|
|Battles/wars|| Siege of Phnom Penh (1964)
Operation Daylight (January-October 1965)
|Awards|| Key of Phnom Penh
Early Days of Life
Jorani was born in a small town, Krong Battambang in the year of 1921. She had a brother who was mentally challenged. His brother's condition made Jorani go on a journey to Angkor Wat, where she thought she could find a cure for him.
Life as Apprentice
She was accepted into Angkor Wat in the year of 1935, when she was 14. Master Sothear Hum saw her talent in martial arts and fighting and took her as an apprentice. In time, Master Sothear saw that Jorani wasn't only good at fighting, but had a bright strategical mind. Jorani humbly says "We played chess with my master back in the day. I won most of the time but I still think my master let me win."
During 1935-1950 (or ages of 14-29), Jorani was the steward of Master Sothear. In 1950, (age of 29) she became a 2nd lieutenant for the Royal Cambodian Army. Then became a lieutenant (1952), captain (1954), major (1956), lieutenant colonel (1958) and colonel (1960).
Service for Fighters
She immediately became the Commander-in-chief of Fighters of Buddha since Master Samlain knew her capability. She is best known for convincing Simpletons to leave the city of Phnom Penh. In the year of 1965 she thought of Operation Daylight, and captured Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh in the same time.